Clinicians, ophthalmologists (in training) and all other employees working in eye hospitals worldwide increasingly experience work pressure and an imbalance between work and private life. Specifically ofcourse during the corona pandemic.
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital would like to invite all WAEH member eye hospitals to join the WAEH project ‘Clinician Burn out’. The project aims to share knowledge about burn out between eyehospitals worldwide, to test best practices and to create an active global network in which knowledge and experiences are exchanged on a more permanent basis.
On the 26th of March AGVC and WAEH organized a video conference with the Jakarta Eye Center. The conference was led by head of Clinic Management Department: Mrs. Ya Li. The goal of the conference was to share experiences on COVID19. Keep sharing global knowledge during this difficult period!
29 March 2020
Aravind Eye Care
Dr. R. Venkatesh of Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry and his team have come up with a do-it-yourself design of face mask with OHP sheet which can be cleaned after examining high risk cases like conjunctivitis:
Please note that the situation is developing rapidly, and the protocols and safety measures taken are therefore subject to change.
Wellbeing apps for free for NHS
Two weeks ago, the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) partnered with multiple wellbeing apps to offer free access for all staff. NHS workers can use Headspace, Unmind, Sleepio, and Daylight for free until the end of the year. Through these apps, users can improve their wellbeing through meditation exercises, mindfulness guides, sleep aids, and nutrition programs. The partnership aims to support the mental wellness of healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Remember our graphic reporter of WAEH London2019? She drew the illustration in the beginning of this newsletter for all the superheroes working in healthcare during the corona pandemic! You can see more of Rebecca’s work on her website www.rebeccaosborne.co.uk
Poem from a Patient – TODDY HOARE
Confined to home takes some planning;
What to do, not waste hours at leisure –
Usual distractions the government’s banning –
Means in this situation we take measure
Assessing priorities, people, risks,
Neighbours’ needs, and prayer support.
Fresh air and exercise in lieu of sport
Is fine where open fields stretch from your door
But for those cramped indoors slipped discs
From bending and stretching on the floor
Become as real a danger as Covid-9
And catching the virus in a shopping line.
Modern comms and phones are no disgrace
So keep in touch but don’t touch your face!
WAEH board meetings in 2020
June board meeting – 4 June – 13.00 UK time
September board meeting 25 September – 13.00 UK time
October board meeting during 13 -17 October – Singapore / Malaysia
December board meeting 7 December – 12.00 UK time
Would you like to share anything with the board?
Please share your ideas via video / email / whats app to Maaike van Zuilen: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline: One week before the board meeting has been planned.
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