Healthwatch Portsmouth report informs Healthwatch England report and recommendations on patient access standards in A&E

Healthwatch Portsmouth reporting on patient experience feedback data, gathered by Healthwatch Portsmouth volunteers in a two week period in September and October 2019 has informed a national report and recommendations published by Healthwatch England.   What Matters to People Using A&E . Healthwatch Portsmouth awaits a Government response to the report which contributes significantly to the debate. Healthwatch Portsmouth thanks Pam Pritchard and Marianna Gardener for their invaluable support in the project. The local report  https://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/HW-Portsmouth-AE-Survey-Analysis-autumn-19-FINAL-for-publishing.pdf which includes an introduction to the project undertaken by 6 local Healthwatch was profiled in the first half of a national policy event held by Healthwatch England on Tuesday 26th February 2020 [...]

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Wintertime Support For Rough Sleepers in Portsmouth leaving QA Hospital

A scheme has been launched this week to help rough sleepers in Portsmouth who have received treatment at QA Hospital but are homeless, or are at risk of becoming homeless, and face the prospect of returning to the streets.    Here is a link to information about the winter scheme https://www.healthwatchportsmouth.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Help-for-homeless-hospital-patients.pdf

By |2020-02-14T12:49:23+00:0014 February, 2020|News|0 Comments

Health Information About Coronavirus

You may find this link to NHS information on their website useful: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ In particular, NHS advise: Call 111 now if you've been: to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms) to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild) to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild) in close contact with someone with confirmed [...]

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