From our Executive Team on Monday 10th May 2021

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We’re sure you’re aware by now that Cornwall is hosting the 2021 G7 Summit next month. It’ll be held in Carbis Bay from the 10th to the 13th of June and will see world leaders gather together to discuss global challenges like climate change and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Other towns and places will also be involved in supporting this initiative, including St Ives, Falmouth and Newquay Airport.

Cornwall Council is working with central government, Devon and Cornwall Police and local stakeholders to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible, but we’re aware there may be some disruption, especially on the roads. Care provision and, by direct association, care providers are a key consideration with planning and continuity measures being developed by this working group.

If you live in the Carbis Bay or Falmouth town areas or close to Newquay Airport, please sign up for the community messaging system that will provide local alerts – you can find it here Devon and Cornwall Alert :: Home

In the meantime, we’d urge you to start thinking about contingency plans now if you believe you’re going to be disrupted in any way by the Summit. Ask yourself…

  • Do I need to travel to an affected area during the period of the summit, or can I change this without disrupting patient care or key work plans?
  • Could I swap shifts with someone to avoid travelling if I think my route is going to be disrupted?
  • Am I supporting a patient/s in the areas affected? If yes, should I make plans to have a chat with them as soon as possible?

The G7 working group are hosting public Question and Answer style sessions and the latest updates were outlined in this recording Devon & Cornwall Police – G7 Leaders’ Summit LIVE Q&A | Facebook

We appreciate this is going to be a tricky time for those of you based in the affected areas and those of you who commute between our hospices. If you’ve got any questions or concerns, please get in touch with your Line Manager in the first instance. They and we are here to help in the best way we can.

Finally, it’s really important that we don’t let our guard down when it comes to staying safe. It may seem like we’re heading toward a form of normality, but there’s still a way to go and we must follow the advice of Hands. Face. Space. Fresh air.

Thank you for all you’re continuing to do in these challenging times and keep up the good work.

Best wishes,

Paul, Gina and Graham

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