A day trip to remember

Outings are immensely beneficial to children’s rehabilitation and development – close-up interaction with nature is always very valuable, as is the opportunity to socialise with staff, with family, and with one another.

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13 Aug 2020

“I love seeing the residents having fun.”

Megan Derry is a senior carer at Christ the King Care Home, Shenstone She has worked for Sisters Hospitallers for 6 years. When Covid-19 was announced, her role changed completely and she became aware of how vital her job was in protecting our vulnerable residents. She said that “I have seen things I have never seen before and been put into situations I never thought I would be put in, but all of this has made me a stronger person”.

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6 Aug 2020

Our experience at St Teresa’s home during the lockdown

Anita is the activities coordinator at St Teresa’s Care Home, in London. She has shared her experience during the lockdown. She told us how much she admires her colleagues because they continued working, keeping calm, collected and spreading their happy thoughts and spirits with no complaint or relaxation in their giving attitude. And the most important, “the pandemic has taught us one thing - together we are strong and with support, compassion and love we can go through the hardship, learn and continue forward stronger and more inspired.”

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10 Jul 2020

Our New Normal

Sisters Hospitallers care home in Shenstone has started allowing one person per family to visit their loved one, this is part of the new normal, as it is wearing face mask all the time. To entertain and cheer up our residents, the picnics outside and walks around the garden are part of our daily life

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15 Jul 2020

“Everybody’s life is based on chances.”

Frank Bicknell moved to St Teresa’s care home recently. He was born in India, he studied law at Oxford University and, during the Second World War, he joined the airforce, where his knowledge of Russian was a plus. He was sent to the Anglo-Russian Control Commission in Finland. He has a dedication in the War Museum for being the first person to meet with the Russians.

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7 Jul 2020

What attention is being given to the medical problems of people with mental illness?

Lourdes Santos, a psychiatrist who works for Sisters Hospitallers Province of Portugal, has written an article talking about the attention that is given to the patients with mental illness during this pandemic. She explains by who, where and how should medical care be provided for people with long-term mental illness.

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30 Jun 2020

The post-ICU syndrome of COVID19

Marcos Ríos is specialized in brain injury and he has described some symptoms and disorders present after being in the Intensive Care Unit. Post Intensive Care Syndrome is characterized for physical, cognitive and emotional disturbances. The number of ICU admissions has been increased by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many of these alterations have been observed as symptoms and disorders present after admission for COVID-19.

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23 Jun 2020

Discrimination and stigma against health workers

During the pandemic, we have appreciated the incredible job that the health workers are doing to fight against COVID-19. Although, some of them have suffered discrimination alleging fear of infecting neighbours and patients. Ricardo de la Espriella is a psychiatrist who works for Sisters Hospitallers, he explains to us how to combat stigma against health workers.

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1 Jul 2020

“We all need to be strong and fight this virus together.”

Terrica Moore is a Register Nurse who works for Sisters Hospitallers in Liberia since two years ago. Although the current #andemic affecting the world, she thinks the experience with the Ebola, has made her stronger mentally, and it has learnt how to reduce anxiety.

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16 Jun 2020

Impact of the pandemic in people with limited cognitive reserve

Rui Albuquerque is a psychiatrist who works for #SistersHospitallers in Portugal. He has told us how the pandemic caused by COVID-19 may indirectly compromise the mental health of each and every one of us. He also reminds us that “the rest of the health problems will continue to exist and need treatment. We must not forget the people most vulnerable to the direct and indirect consequences of the pandemic. We must adopt proactive measures throughout the health system in order to guarantee their correct clinical surveillance.” Read more

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9 Jun 2020

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Individual

Lourdes Santos is a psychiatrist who works for Sisters Hospitallers. She has told us the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the individual and how important is to reinforce resilience. She added that this pandemic has tough us that the practice of medicine is an act of humility: we know very little, we have to keep learning and change.

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