Fantastic use of Virtual Reality Technology

  • Chris Easom
  • July 27, 2021

A fantastic use of technology is being used by Methodist Homes Association within their Hillside nursing home in Aylesbury.

The use of VR technology is allowing residents to participate in teams and activities they can no longer physically do in real life – as well as going on virtual holidays!

As massive fans of technology at StaffAid we think this is absolutely fantastic and we are looking forward to the system being implemented in more homes across the UK. We can’t wait to see how far this future use of technology can go!

Great work #technology


England Team to donate Euro 2020 prize money to various NHS Charities

  • Chris Easom
  • July 15, 2021

Further to the excitement of the Euro 2020 competition that England narrowly missed out on the players have chosen to donate the prize money to various NHS charities.

The prize fund for the tournament would of been £24 million if England had been successful against Italy, however due to the loss the bonus is reduced to approximately £8 million. The final amount to be donated is yet to be set due to tax implications, however various NHS charities will receive a huge windfall due to the teams on field success.

Players had already donated there match fees for each game to other worthy prizes but the cash sum for coming second will be greatly received by the NHS!

Well done Team England! #itnearlycamehome

Medic memorial statue unveiled

  • Chris Easom
  • May 13, 2021

The statue of the female medic stands 8ft tall in a sculptor’s studio in West Sussex. She is dressed in full PPE, with only her eyes visible behind a visor and mask, and she is wearily taking off her gloves. It is a defining image of the Covid pandemic, and the subject for a monument planned for central London honouring the efforts of doctors, nurses and other emergency workers.

Care home isolation rule axed for low-risk trips in England

  • Chris Easom
  • May 6, 2021

Care home residents will be able to leave their home for low-risk trips without having to self-isolate for 14 days afterwards, the government says. The rules will be relaxed allowing for walks or garden visits without self-isolation. The government says a fall in Covid cases means it is “much safer” for care home residents to go outside

4.7 million waiting for operations in England

  • Chris Easom
  • May 5, 2021

Around 4.7 million people were waiting for routine operations and procedures in England in February – the highest since 2007, NHS England figures show. Nearly 388,000 people were waiting more than a year for non-urgent surgery compared with just 1,600 before the pandemic began.

End of isolation rule for care home residents

  • Chris Easom
  • May 4, 2021

Care home residents are now able to leave for “low risk” visits without isolating for 14 days on their return. The change in coronavirus restrictions comes into force today, meaning residents will be able to leave their care home for a walk, or visit a loved one’s garden, and not face any restrictions when they get back.

Covid jab could be required for England care home staff

  • Chris Easom
  • May 2, 2021

Care home staff in England could be mandated to receive a coronavirus vaccine in new plans under consultation by the government. Ministers are seeking views on the proposal, which would see the jab requirement introduced this summer. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said requiring a jab was “something many care homes have called for” and would make care home residents safer. NHS England figures show 78.9% of older adult care home staff have had a jab.

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