On the recent World Sight Day, the organization called Sightsavers believes that there are not enough eye health workers in the world.
In the United Kingdom, The College of Emergency did a study and found that there were not eye health staff in emergency departments.
The United Kingdom is not the only country that is having problem with a shortage of eye health workers. Sightsavers says that there are over 50 countries that do not have the right number of eye health workers. If you combine eye health workers with doctors, nurses and midwives, there is a shortage of 4.3 million health workers.
This international shortage problem is not the same every country or region. In Africa, the health worker shortage has reached crisis levels in 26 countries. An additional 10,000 eye health workers are needed in these countries. Internationally, according to Sightsavers, these eye health worker shortages mean that many countries are not meeting their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). If things continue like this, governments will not be able to implement strategies that will increase the number of eye health workers.
Sighsavers feels that eye health workers can’t find the solution to this problem alone. They must get financial help from the global donor community and the national governments. They must know how to invest the money wisely. If they don’t know where to put the money, their investment could be wasted.
The lack of eye health shortage affects the important health services. If a country has less than 23 doctors, midwives and nurses per 10,000 people, they usually don’t get adequate coverage rates to reach the targets set by the MDGs. In Ghana, they now have 1 doctor and 10 nurses and midwives per 10,000 people. UK quite adequately more covered with 27 doctors and 94 nurses and midwives per 10,000 people. Sightsavers feels that the world faces an eye health doctor shortage crisis and that governments or communities must solve this problem.
Sussex Healthcare homes have been offering quality health care for over 100 years. They are United Kingdom based healthcare program. Sussex treats many long term aliments and offers long care treatments plans to their patients. Their homes are located all across Warham area of the United Kingdom. They have been accredited with awards such as Health Quality Service (HQS) and Investor in People Standard award.
Sussex is the only healthcare program in the United Kingdom to be award both these awards. Sussex trains their own staff at their own facilities to ensure that patients are getting the best care. The locations of their homes allow patients to live their lives normally. Sussex works with local hospitals and universities to ensure that patients have a integrated medical network working for them. Sussex offers many career to exciting career opportunities such as nursing and therapies. The job listing is located on their website. These job listings have details and their pay rate. Sussex can be contacted for further information. One of these homes is the Rapkyns Care Centre.
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Rapkyns Care Centre is located in Horsham, West Sussex. It is a built on 40 acres of land with spacious gardens surrounding it. The main goal of this home is to offer patients a safe and tranquil environment where patients can live their lives normally. The garden is a great place, where patients can go for a relax walking, bird watching and enjoy the beautiful landscape. The rooms are spacious and have built in bathroom. This facility is equipped with around the clock nurses. Specialists are available for therapies such as physiotherapy and reflexology. The staff at Sussex homes go through extensive training so patients can be assured that they are getting the best care. The Rapkyns Centre Home offers many amenities such as a salon, specialty baths and many social programs. There are many activities to keep patients entertained such as quizzes, handicrafts and art therapy. The goal of these activities are to mentally challenge patients and keep patients active. The meals at Rapkyns are made by experienced chefs with fresh ingredients. Since certain patients might have special dietary needs, special meals can be requested. Since November 14,2017, Care Quality Commission (CQC) has give Rapkyns Care Centre a rating of good. Rapkyns Care Centre is a home which offers patients compassionate and effective care but at the same time allow them to live their lives normally.