I wanted to say that I know we are in for a challenging time with COVID-19 and thank you in advance for the enormous effort you I know you will put in.
We have taken part in a lot of emergency planning exercises, rehearsing all kinds of disasters, and we have coped really well in actual emergencies like the ‘Beast from the East’, albeit this is a different challenge that will last significantly longer and could affect us on a personal level as well as in our professional roles. Team spirit, flexibility and determination to put our service-users first is what will see us through.
We will keep you up to date with the rapidly changing situation. We are already working closely with our providers to ensure that their business continuity planning is able to meet the specific risks that COVID-19 presents to the services they provide, too.
Please stay safe, stay well (if you can) and know that East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership and our service-users and their carers appreciate every ounce of the effort that you put in for them.