Covid-19 update from Homerton University Hospital Community Services for Children
As you will be aware City & Hackney is experiencing increased COVID-19 infections, severe pressure on hospital services and significant lockdown restrictions. As a result, Homerton Community Services for Children are adapting our service delivery models. Our primary goals remain to meet the needs of children and families and to keep children and our staff safe. We also remain committed to supporting and working in partnership with our colleagues in schools and settings throughout this challenging time.
- Where possible, all appointments will be completed virtually. This may be via telephone or digital means.
- Homerton staff will continue to work face to face with children and families when necessary. Appointments may take place in a Homerton setting (e.g. Hackney Ark or John Scott Health Centre) or in school
- All adult-adult interactions will be completed virtually. This may include meetings, consultations, staff training etc.
Some Homerton staff are required to support the acute hospital site during this particularly busy period. The impacts of COVID-19 have also led to staffing pressures for some services.
Our experience over the past months has ensured that we have developed a high quality and effective digital offer for children, as well as robust infection control measures for our face to face work. Please do get in touch with the relevant service leads if you have any questions or concerns about Homerton Community Services for Children.
Divisional Operational Director