Trellech Surgery: Important Updates

July 8th Update:

The Trellech Surgery has asked us to remind patients that the Help on The Narth prescription collection and delivery service continues. They ask that as many patients as possible use it. This reduces the risk of infection to staff at the surgery, to other patients visiting the surgery (some of whom are very sick) and to the community at large, thereby reducing the risk of a second wave.

June 2020: A summary of information from Wye Valley Practice sent to Help on The Narth

The surgery continues to operate a telephone triage system, ensuring patients get the most appropriate care at the right time.  All consultations are initially over the phone or via video (where it is appropriate, the patient feels confident and technology is on our side). Continue reading

Do you sew? Join the Mask Making group

Home made face mask

Our home made face mask

Do you sew? Would you be willing to make masks for friends and neighbours in the village?

Do you want one of our custom-made masks?

The Welsh Government are advising everyone to wear a mask on public transport and in situations where distancing is difficult. There’s research evidence that a cotton mask can reduce the spread of infection through droplets by up to 90%.

We have set up a village mask-making consortium! If you have the skills & time and would like to help, please let us know. We’d also be grateful for donations of oddments of cotton material, herringbone tape, binding and elastic.

Contact Jane Gilliard via helponthenarth@gmail.com

Here’s how to make a mask

How to Get your Mask

Masks are available in adult and child sizes with various patterns, and with elastic or ties.

To get yours email helponthenarth@gmail.com or ring Jane on 861974

Mask selection

There’s no charge but a donation to the Village Hall is appreciated.

Masks should be washed after each wearing, so we will each need at least 2 masks.

Wiggies’ Bread Orders

Click here to place your order

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NEW: Standing Order option. Let us know if you have a standard order you would like each week and we will submit it for you, so you don’t forget.

If you want anything different, place an order as normal but note this will over-ride your standing order so remember to add your basics as well.

Send your standing order to shoponthenarth@gmail.com


Buy bread and cakes from Wigmores Bakery (Wiggies) through the Village Hall committee combined ordering/delivery system.  Items will be delivered to the Hall on Saturdays.  There is no minimum order amount, but there will be a small charge to cover Village Hall costs of setting up and running this service (£8 a week). This will be divided pro rata over the orders received in a week, so should be a small amount.

You will pay the Village Hall for your order, and we will make one payment to Wiggies to cover all the orders each week.

Orders must be placed with us, not Wiggies, before midday on Thursday for delivery on Saturday.  Continue reading

Village Food Delivery: Evans of Monmouth

22nd April: NOTE THE CHANGE IN ORDERING PROCEDURES: An online order form has replaced the spreadsheet form – please use the link below to order your next Evans box.

Local food delivery businesses are working very hard to provide a service to everyone, but they do not have the resources to meet the demand for deliveries to individual households.  To help, we have arranged a combined delivery system for fresh food boxes with Evans of Monmouth.  This will ease the pressure on Evans while supporting this local business, provide people who are self-isolating with a regular delivery and, hopefully, assist social distancing by reducing the number of visits to the shops in town.  Evans have told us that they cannot do individual deliveries to our village, so please order through us if you want one of their fresh food boxes.

Who are these deliveries for?

Orders will be dropped off at the Village Hall on Mondays and we will ask our volunteers to deliver the boxes to your door.

Orders must be placed with us (not with Evans) 

Order before midday on Wednesday for delivery the following Monday

There is a minimum order value of £10 and a £3 delivery charge

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Prescription Collections Procedure

HELP ON THE NARTH PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION INFORMATION

This is new information about our prescription collection service. We have agreed a twice weekly collection service with Trellech Surgery on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Please try to order your repeat prescriptions at least one week before you need them

TRELLECH SURGERY
If you need someone to collect a prescription, please contact Help on The Narth before you contact the surgery to order the prescription. We will give you the name of the volunteer who will collect your prescription and the day on which they will collect it. You can then order in your usual way.

If you order your prescriptions online, there is a free text box where you can add the name of the volunteer who will collect the prescriptions.

If you order by telephone, please add the name of the volunteer to the end of the message after you’ve given your name, date of birth and item required.

MONMOUTH SURGERIES
If you are a patient at one of the Monmouth surgeries, we have a dedicated volunteer who will pick up prescriptions from these surgeries. Please contact us and we will pass the message to the volunteer and let you know what arrangements we have been able to put in place.

URGENT PRESCRIPTIONS AT ANY SURGERY
If you need an urgent prescription or any other errand involving any of the surgeries, please get in touch. We can arrange individual collections for anything that can’t wait until our next scheduled collection

CONTACTS:

Email: helponthenarth@gmail.com

Phone:
Jane 861974
Larry 861836
Marilyn 860031

Help on The Narth

In these difficult times, a group of us from the Village Hall committee are working on a network to provide support for people who are experiencing difficulties due to Covid 19.

Who we are
How to volunteer

Our Prescription Collections Service

If you Need Help

If you are self-isolating, on your own, or need help in anyway, with shopping or other tasks – posting mail, collecting prescriptions, dog walking or just someone to chat to if you are feeling anxious, contact us in one of these ways: Continue reading