Covid-19 in Portsmouth: NHS sends out urgent message!

THE NHS in Hampshire is being contacted more than once every five seconds by urgent cases as bosses admit that the new Covid wave is pushing it ‘to the brink’. The demand on all our services and the number of staff currently sick, means we are having to make difficult decisions and prioritise patients who are most in need of emergency care and the services only we can provide to them. Covid-19 in Portsmouth: NHS sends out urgent message - please help us as virus is pushing us to the brink | The News

By |2022-03-30T09:06:28+01:0030 March, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

FoodCycle- Free Meals Wednesdays!

The FoodCycle community support group in Portsmouth is relaunching the FreeMeals project on Wednesday 30th March.  We are looking forward to welcome you in for some tasty food and good company,  we've been sure to add Covid safety measures in place too. Are you interested in volunteering? There’s a volunteer role for everyone, andwe’re really flexible.Whether you want to collect food from local outlets, cook up a storm in the kitchen, welcome our guests as they arrive, support with regional marketing or maybe you’ll help lead the sessions and become a ProjectLeader. Whatever role takes your fancy,we’d love to hear from you. Meals served every Wednesday at [...]

By |2022-03-29T12:57:38+01:0029 March, 2022|Event, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Collection Points For Free Lateral Tests in Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council are the only council continuing to offer free lateral flow tests to it's residents when the Government stop issuing them at the end of March. All the collection points are below, and more information can be found at Free COVID-19 rapid lateral flow tests for Portsmouth residents - Portsmouth City Council For those who are unable to collect due to a disability, please reach out to the COVID Support Service for support. Where to collect home test kits in Portsmouth when you don’t have symptoms Alderman Lacey Library(Tangier Road, Copnor, PO3 6HU) Monday and Tuesday, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-6pm Thursday and Friday, 9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30-5pm [...]

By |2022-03-28T10:50:45+01:0028 March, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

NHS Dental Appointments in Portsmouth – update 25.03.22

Dental Appointments in Portsmouth - update 25.03.22 We have just heard that neither the University of Portsmouth Dental Academy or Lighthouse surgery in Portsmouth are offering additional NHS appointments at this current time.  The only surgery that we are aware have been offering some additional NHS dental appointments is at Hanway Road in North End. Contact details:   telephone:  023 9323 3177  or email:  portsmouth@Smiledentalcare.co.uk Alton Dental, 19 Lenten Street, Alton, GU34 1HG.  Telephone number 01420 571461 is accepting new patients. Sadly, there is still no word from NHS England on a date for the opening of the new Cosham Dental Surgery – we have just heard there are [...]

By |2022-03-25T19:16:38+00:0025 March, 2022|Dental, Event, News|0 Comments

Where to seek medical help – which service to choose?

Knowing which health services to use in the city can be confusing. The NHS have provided a handy graphic which explains which service to use. Keep the Emergency Department at Queen Alexandra Hospital free for those who really need it – those with life-threatening emergencies, such as loss of consciousness, persistent or severe chest pain, breathing difficulties or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped. Urgent treatment centres and minor injuries units offer treatment, advice and information for a range of minor illnesses and injuries, including minor head and eye wounds, treating sprains, strains and breaks to arms, lower legs and feet. There are urgent treatment centres at [...]

By |2022-03-23T15:09:17+00:0023 March, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

Spinal Injury Support Network in Hampshire

The spinal injury support network in Hampshire would like to know what matters to you. Website: https://www.spinal.co.uk/find-support-now/hampshire/ Support line: 0800 980 0501 Tell Us What Matters To You survey for 2022 is now live. #spinalcordinjuries #healthwatchportsmouth #spine

By |2022-03-23T14:14:14+00:0023 March, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

Dental surgery in Alton is taking on new NHS patients

11th April 2022 update We have just heard that Alton Dental (Anstey Road practice) has additional sessions to treat patients who need urgent dental care.  Appts are available on Tuesdays 4pm - 7pm and Saturdays 10am - 2pm.  Phone  01420 83589 to make an appointment for urgent care. You can then contact Alton Dental's Market Street practice (19  Lenten Street ) 01420 571461 to book for follow-on treatment to the urgent care that you received if you do not have a regular dentist to access for routine care.   If you are not able to get through on the phone  then you can email: reception@altondental.co.uk Since 1st April [...]

By |2022-04-11T13:43:51+01:0022 March, 2022|Dental, Event, News|0 Comments