Monday 25th May
On Monday Evening Keely hosted the first Eden Zoom Quiz. As ever her presentation skills were magnificent. True to form, rather than just doing a wee question and answer session, she had prepared a full powerpoint presentation.
There were five rounds of questions and as expected Chelsea’s music knowledge was incredible and she pulled into an unassailable lead. so when the scores were tallied she was pronounced the winner!!!! Well done Chelsea!
The night ended with Chelsea, Ionagh and Keely doing the raw egg, sugar and shot challenge…. which wasn’t as successful as the quiz.
Tuesday 28th May
Today was a bizarre day as we got the first inkling of when we would be able to return to work. An email has been sent to the dentists in the area setting July 31st as a start date for some emergency treatments, although as always this may or may not change. As for a lot of health workers, provision of treatment depends of adequate PPE, and unfortunately dentistry is seen as high risk, due to both the proximity of the clinician to the patient and the use of sprays in our drills and scalers.
Wednesday 27th May
Today was another fantastically sunny day in the Highlands, so Ken was out on his bike. Bizarrely this led him past a Alpaca farm in Cawdor, so as it is for everyone in the practice, he is contractually obliged to stop, take pictures and post them to the Eden chat group.
We are not angry, but slightly disappointed that Ken is still not allowing us to keep a couple as practice pets, as we believe, this would also be beneficial not only to morale, but to our grass cutting issues!
Thursday 28th May
Today an email was sent to all dentists in the area further setting out possibilities for the resumption of work. Unsurprisingly there is a huge of amount of paperwork and checklists to be done to allow this and the acquisition of PPE is a must. We consequently had a zoom meeting to discuss all the documentation and to set up a battle plan.
Although we are confident that the paperwork will be achievable if we work together, the supply of PPE (especially FFP3 masks) has become problematic both to ourselves and nationally. However we will continue to explore all avenues and nag our suppliers regarding this. As always safety both for the staff and the patients is paramount.
It was announced on the BBC’s COVID-19 update today, that dental practices in England will be reopening to some forms of treatment on June 8th. We are aware that this is a complete shock to them as before this, no notification had been given. The English dentists have understandably been left confused and angry regarding this.
On a lighter note, the lockdown restrictions in Scotland have been eased slightly, so this has allowed Keely to visit her Grandad, as long as social distancing rules are obeyed. He has not been well recently, so Keely has been very worried and anxious to see him. True to the form of the family, whilst she was visiting, he presented her with two quizzes which wecomplete to fundraise for Macmillans. The results will not be available until 2021….. which obviously will drive impatient Helen mad!
Unfortunately we heard today that a stabbing occurred in Inverness last night where two men were killed and others were injured. although the reason for this has not been released, we were both shocked by such an occurrence in Inverness and our condolences go out to all the families of those concerned.
Sunday 31st May
I am aware in this blog, that most pictures of Keely seem to contain a glass of something…… today is no different as she sent us a picture of her relaxing in her garden in what has been a beautiful day.
We are eager to get Keely back to work…… before she ends up in the Betty Ford clinic
If the COVID-19 epidemic had not happened, today Ken would have been involved in the Loch Ness 360 mountain bike challenge, as the name suggests this is an 70mile mountain bike route which involves both the great geln way and South Loch Ness route, as this was cancelled he lives to ride another day