After being approached by the BBC, on Tuesday 5th May 2020, AMD Care proudly appeared on BBC Breakfast to discuss how the Coronavirus Pandemic has affected Home Care providers like us.
There are daily headlines and news stories showing how the NHS is under pressure, but there has not been enough emphasis on how the virus has impacted the many thousands of people who receive care in their in their own homes. And how care staff, who are moving from home to home are coping with the challenges of the threat of the virus whilst delivering excellent care.
The news feature showed our Visiting Care Manager, Sharon Dunn and her colleague and Team Leader Jemma Burke visiting some of our wonderful clients for their morning call.
Filming on a GoPro, both Sharon and Jemma carry out their care tasks, ensuring that all PPE is worn and disposed of correctly.
PPE shortages has been a pressure point for AMD Care and many other similar providers.
Also interviewed, Barry Pactor, AMD Managing Director, explained the pressures of trying to get hold of PPE during the pandemic and how this has impacted our service.
Following our feature, within 10 minutes we were inundated with calls and emails from PPE suppliers wanting to help. Thank you to those who got in touch, we really appreciate your help and support.
If you missed our BBC news feature and would like to watch, please see the link below: