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Providing vital service on behalf of the NHS and social services

Millbrook Healthcare provides a vital service on behalf of the NHS and social services and our priority is deliver that service safely, for our service users, our colleagues, families and our communities. We understand that during these uncertain times service users may be nervous about letting people in to their homes, therefore we want to reassure you that we’ll be wearing PPE in full, we’ll be using hand sanitiser before and after each interaction as well as following the social distancing rules and keeping two metres away from people.  Prior to an appointment, we’re asking service users that if they have a new cough, a high temperature, loss of taste or smell, or if they’ve been in contact with anyone confirmed to be Coronavirus positive...

National Apprenticeship Week

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, so we wanted to celebrate our apprentices and share a couple of their stories with you. Andy Spencer is a Senior Rehabilitation Engineer Technician at our Kent and Medway Wheelchair Service. He's halfway through a BSc degree in Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering), specialising in Rehabilitation Engineering at the University of the West of England. Andy’s already completed modules on Scientific Basis of Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Introduction to the Biology of Disease and Principles in Healthcare Science and is currently studying Scientific Practice, Professional Aspects of Healthcare Science, Advanced Clinical Engineering and Applied Clinical Engineering. When he completes his apprenticeship, Andy will be a ‘fully-fledged’ Rehabilitation Engineer and will be placed on the Register of Clinical Technologists through the...

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs for the Blind is our chosen charity, in memory of our late colleague Alex Underwood. In addition to an initial donation, as part of our Christmas activities, we donated £1000 to the charity. The charity is also special to us because one of our colleagues, Wendy Allwood, who is a Rehabilitation Coordinator on the Sight and Hearing Team at our Dorset Service Centre, has a guide dog. In fact, Uschie, who is a 6-year-old Labrador-Retriever cross, is Wendy’s third guide dog.   Wendy told us of the difference her dogs have made to her, giving her back her independence and confidence and ensuring she can get around safely. Guide dogs have their own breeding programme and are placed with a puppy walker in their...

Statement in response to BBC article

The BBC contacted us on 21 January regarding claims that we were accessing the Covid-19 vaccine via a ‘back door’, which a colleague had written in an email, despite our access to the vaccine being legitimate and in line with the NHS vaccine roll out to healthcare workers. We’d like to reassure you that we would never explore or utilise any unauthorised methods to access the Covid-19 vaccine for our colleagues and are following the NHS vaccine procedures for healthcare workers that have been put in place.  We confirmed to the BBC that as providers of a frontline NHS service (to NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group), we shared the link to the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust portal with our colleagues, who...