Clinically vulnerable people who have been contacted by the NHS can access support in Lincolnshire during the coronavirus crisis, including for help getting food and medicine.
Anyone who has received a letter from the NHS is urged to visit the government’s website to register their needs as soon as possible. Partners of the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum will then work together to meet any welfare, practical or social support should it be needed.
Clinically vulnerable includes people who have:
- Undergone an organ transplant
- A specific type of cancer or respiratory condition
- A rare disease or metabolism condition which increases their chances of infection
- Be on immunosuppression therapies which increases their chances of infection
- Pregnant women with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired are also classed as clinically vulnerable
Requirements can be reported online here or by calling 0800 028 8327.
Anyone who has not been contacted by the NHS, but is concerned they might be clinically vulnerable, should contact their GP surgery to discuss whether they fall into that category.
A dedicated hotline has also been set up by Lincolnshire County Council for those who have concerns or need advise. The hotline number is 01522 782189.
Nicole Hilton, Assistant Director for Communities at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I’m delighted to say that so far we’ve been able to help everyone who has needed our support.”