As with all organisations PAMIS has been following the progress of the COVID-19 and taking note of Government and NHS advice.
The physical health vulnerability of the group of people we work with has meant that we have always taken every precaution in our management of infection control. However we recognise that with this current situation we require to take further steps to ensure that people with PMLD and their family carers are not exposed to situations where they may become infected.
As from this weekend we will be postponing all of our group activities and events. Our family support and project services will carry on but with increased vigilance regarding infection control and opportunity to support in virtual ways if more appropriate.
We are aware that the PAMIS digital passport may be useful to other groups of people in circumstances like these when staffing may be compromised and staff not familiar with the person being cared for may require extra assistance. PAMIS are happy to introduce this resource to others during this difficult time. Please contact us at PAMIS should you require any support or assistance.
We have been in touch with the Scottish Government regarding the difficulties that people with PMLD may have in following the infection control advice. The people we support communicate in many ways and are unlikely to understand the need to not touch others or their own face and mouth. We have highlighted this and are awaiting further information from the chief nursing group via the Keys to life leadership team early next week. This will be shared extensively once we have it.
Jenny Miller CEO