Paul Bleach

Portsmouth

5Good deeds

5runs

20cheers

Paul Bleach signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Friday 29th am

Fri 29 Jan 08:00 am
Southsea Medical Centre, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 1AT
Help roll out the vaccine

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers!

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Paul Bleach signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Thursday 28th am

Thu 28 Jan 08:00 am
Southsea Medical Centre, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 1AT
Help roll out the vaccine

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers! (please note Katie will not be present at this clinic)

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Paul Bleach signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Wednesday 27th am

Wed 27 Jan 08:00 am
Southsea Medical Centre, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 1AT

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Help roll out the vaccine

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers!

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Paul Bleach signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Tuesday 26th am

Tue 26 Jan 08:00 am
Southsea Medical Centre, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 1AT
Help roll out the vaccine

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers!

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Paul Bleach signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Monday 25th am

Mon 25 Jan 08:00 am
Southsea Medical Centre, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 1AT
Help roll out the vaccine

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers!

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Paul Bleach signed up to a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Assisting with covid vaccination clinic Thursday 21st pm

Thu 21 Jan 15:00 pm
Southsea Medical Centre, Carlisle Road, Portsmouth, PO5 1AT
Help roll out the vaccine

Please arrive 30 minutes early for your COVID test

We will be assisting the social prescribing team with the administrative side of the vaccination clinics.

Areas of work:

  • standing outside welcoming & directing patients to the check in desk (WARM CLOTHES NEEDED)
  • helping the waiting area run smoothly - making sure it's first in, first out for vaccinations and that seats are cleaned once vacated
  • assisting patients from the church hall to the surgery (short distance across a car park - another outside job, warm clothes required)
  • directing patients from the clinic rooms to the post-vaccine waiting area

PPE will be provided if needed. Even the indoor jobs can be a little cold as the doors are open for ventilation so please bring plenty of layers. Tea and coffee is available as well as a supply of biscuits!

All our volunteering will be overseen by social prescribing staff from the You Trust, please report to them if you cannot find your other GoodGym volunteers! (please note, the lead GG volunteer is to be confirmed, it won't be Katie!)

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Paul Bleach has completed 5 good deeds with GoodGym. Tue 19 Jan 2021

Paul is a now a pretty committed GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the fifth time

Paul Bleach went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

In and Out - no messin' about

Tue 19 Jan
Report written by Sarah Wilson

On arrival there were already patients waiting outside the church, but vaccinations were not due to start until 3:30 - people were understandably keen! So I thought this is going to be a busy shift.

We were well stocked on volunteers so i started out the front with Paul. Paul armed himself with the hand sanitiser and between us we directed people into the church. We found we were kindred spirits with an admiration for Greta Thunberg and the environment, so time passed very quickly.

I was then moved inside to the surgery waiting room, however it was kinda empty... turns out with the Oxford jab you don't need to wait 15 minutes unless you drove, so most people were walking straight out. I then realised that the church was not busy either because if no-one waits at the end there isnt a queue so patients were literally able to walk straight in through the church, vaccinated and straight back out again!

I met back up with Paul for the last hour at the back of the church where I also met Eddie. Paul and Eddie had been stationed at the back of the church for most of the shift, but were quite happy to do so, taking it in turns to escort people across the car park to the centre. Alot of people coming for vaccinations this time were front line workers.

The three of us made good company for each other and it was lovely to get to know them both - however i must confess that i hadn't really registered that they were both on the task as GG volunteers. It was also Eddie's first volunteer - so I hope my general chatting made up for my lack of official GG welcome... and also my complete lack of a photo 😯

If i had taken a photo it would have been a selfie of the three of us, standing in the dark, with a smile on our faces (our eyes would let you know we were smiling). Really looking forward to volunteering with Paul and Eddie again 😊😊😊

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Paul Bleach has cheered 10 times. Mon 18 Jan 2021

Paul has helped keep other people motivated, Paul has noticed what others have done and cheered 10 people. We doff our caps to you Paul.

Paul Bleach went on a community mission
Community mission
Portsmouth

Choose A Chair, Any Chair

Mon 18 Jan
Report written by Mel Saxbee

Back to the Vaccine Clinic today and I had a change of job! I was to ferry patients from the Treatment rooms to the waiting room for departure or 15 minute wait. The patients were all given the Astra Zeneca (Oxford) vaccine which wouldn't normally require a 15 minute wait. However, anyone driving or cycling was nevertheless asked to sit down to make sure they were quite all right before leaving the surgery. Paul, my fellow Goodgym volunteer was back at the Church, so we didn't see much of each other at all. I nipped across to get a photo of him and Gail whilst they were ferrying patients across to the surgery. You can just about see them. I was able to observe how much work the nurses had to put in to get the patients through and out - new patient, new gloves, quick health check, apply the vaccine, run through potential side-effects, say goodbye, clean chair, repeat. They get through a lot of equipment, and I loved that they seemed to have colour coordinated their gloves with their scrubs, blue or purple. There was alot of laughter all afternoon which was lovely to hear and all the patients clearly very happy to get the vaccine protection - each of the patients got an 'I've had my covid vaccination' sticker. We saw a lot of NHS staff in today from Southern Health Hampshire, so lots of different people being invited to attend the clinic. When I took the patients to the waiting room, they were able to pick any chair to sit and wait their 15 minutes, the nurses had marked the time of when the vaccine was given, and they just needed to watch the clock. I was working alongside Anabel who was a HIVE volunteer, Jane and Emma who are affiliated to the surgery group. The time as usual went really quickly and it was soon time to tidy and clean the areas ready for tomorrow's clinic and go on home. It had been raining quite heavily so my cycle home was a very wet but refreshing ride home. Job satisfaction definitely high.

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