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22 Apr 2020 08:28 | Mike Sutton

Hello All - jut wondering how fellow Rehabs are managing during Lockdown. At Sight Service (Gateshead and South Tyneside) we are working from home, however are continuing acceptance of new referrals (albeit with a telephone assessment).  Staff at Sight Service have taken equipment home to distribute to both new and current clients to ensure on-going support.  As a Rehab I am making (L and XL print) task sheets to help those clients (and those supporting them) with DLS and O&M. Our Lead Optom is also making a video to help with those needing advice on use of magnification.  If anyone is interested I'll see it it's up and running.  Take care for now. 


  • 22 Apr 2020 11:10 | Sarbjeet Lally
    Hi, I work for Dudley Council in the West Midlands. We are currently working from home and continuing to accept new referrals and posting out replacement equipment. Other teams in the department are doing shopping for vulnerable groups and people who are in self isolation which we are referring too. I would be interested to see the video your Optom is going to produce for those needing advise on magnification.

    Many thanks

    Stay safe all
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    • 11 May 2020 13:43 | Mike Sutton
      Hi Sarbjeet - at present Sight Service are looking at establishing more focused demo videos (apologies in that the ones we posted were for basic LV kit issued by SightServ) once completed and we have an appropriate a/c we should be able to download them
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  • 30 Apr 2020 11:33 | Alexis Horam
    Would be great if we could all upload anything that may be of help during these times. Mike are you happy to share your task sheets? Alexis
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    • 11 May 2020 13:45 | Mike Sutton
      Hi Alexis - I've only done a couple at present and they are intended for our clients only. They are actually produced to be handed 'in addition' to instructions in LP provided by suppliers. mike
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