The Rotary Clubs of Abingdon Vesper and Abingdon are working together to support the Abingdon Federation of 6 GP practices (Marcham Road Health Centre, Malthouse, Long Furlong, Stert St, Clifton Hampden and Berinsfield) in helping to diagnose possible cases of COVID-19 by supplying necessary equipment – infra-red (no touch) thermometers and O2 saturation monitors - for the CALM (Community Assessment & Liaison Monitoring) Clinic. This clinic has been set up by the Abingdon Federation at Abingdon Hospital along with a CALM visiting service both of which will assess those patients with suspected COVID-19 in Abingdon. Patients will initially be assessed/triaged into this service by their own GP practices while the individual practices continue to see patients who are not suspected of having COVID-19.
Funds given by Rotary in Abingdon were matched by funds from Rotary's own charity, The Rotary Foundation.
Also, there are many individuals sewing desperately needed scrubs, for the hospitals and local GP practices. The materials have been supplied by Rotary with several Rotary volunteers very busy on their sewing machines.
Unfortunately due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we have cancelled this year's Abingdon Food & Drink Festival.
Unfortunately due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation we have cancelled this year's barge trips.
In January 2020 members of the Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper returned from Uganda where they organise an agricultural microcredit scheme for groups of subsistence farmers.
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