SGN Partnership helping to prevent vulnerable patient hospital readmissions

A pioneering project to prevent vulnerable patients from being readmitted to hospital in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight has been expanded, with help from SGN. One in five of all hospital admissions are made up of readmissions from vulnerable patients. The Home and Well partnership aims to address this by supporting patients with energy poverty needs and related social requirements back into safe and warm homes. It also has the potential to ease the burden on stretched NHS services. Home and Well is a project with Citizens Advice Hampshire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Integrated Care System, energy companies SGN and SSEN Distribution, and water companies [...]

By |2022-08-17T12:05:40+01:0017 August, 2022|News|0 Comments

COVID-19 vaccination for 5-11 year olds

During August, special child vaccination walk-ins are available at Hamble House at St. James's Hospital, Portsmouth. All children aged 5 to 11 can receive two paediatric (child) doses of the vaccine, with at least 12 weeks between doses. The paediatric vaccine is a different dose than that given to those aged 12 and over. It's important to remember that if any child has recently tested positive for COVID-19, they will need to wait 12 weeks before they can receive their vaccination. Portsmouth Walk In Vaccination Sites

By |2022-08-17T10:22:16+01:0017 August, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

If you are recovering from Covid-19, you may still have symptoms that affect your body and mind. Your COVID Recovery can support you and help you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery. Your Covid Recovery

By |2022-08-17T10:03:30+01:0017 August, 2022|News|0 Comments

High levels of demand for urgent and emergency services at the Queen Alexandra Hospital site

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust (PHU) is currently experiencing high levels of demand for urgent and emergency services at the Queen Alexandra Hospital site. “Non-emergency attendances will not be seen in our Emergency Department and people will be redirected to the Urgent Treatment Centres at St Mary’s Hospital, Gosport war Memorial Hospital and Petersfield Community Hospital. If you need to know where to get help and support please contact your GP practice or go to NHS 111 online.” They are asking Families and loved ones to support reducing delays for patients arriving by ambulance, by safely discharging patients, and moving patients to appropriate wards and departments once [...]

By |2022-08-17T09:58:03+01:0017 August, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments

Autumn Boosters for Care homes residents, staff and frontline care workers

The department of Health has issued a statement with an expectation that all residents and staff in Healthcare are eligible for the Autumn Covid-19 booster, and care homes need to start preparation to enable visiting NHS teams to maximise resident and care staff uptake when on site. The threat from flu still remains, and residents should get a seasonal flu vaccination, this will most likely be a co-administration of the flu and Covid-19 vaccinations when the NHS roving teams visit. The NHS offers a free flu vaccination to social care workers, all social care workers will be  encouraged to book their COVID-19 boosters (and where applicable flu [...]

By |2022-08-16T10:27:03+01:0016 August, 2022|News|0 Comments

Contacting the Care Quality Commission (CQC) if deaf or hard of hearing

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is particularly keen to hear from deaf and hard of hearing people about their experiences and has teamed up with Disability Rights UK to help make this easier, they have various ways of contacting them by utilising forms, British Sign Language (BSL),  Sign Live and Text relay. Local people are being encouraged to share their thoughts on the standards of care they receive at GPs, dentists, hospitals and care homes, with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). All of the information on how to use these services can be found on the link below. Get help contacting us if you're deaf or hard [...]

By |2022-08-04T11:19:54+01:004 August, 2022|News|0 Comments

NHS New Statutory Guidance for Working in Partnership with People and Communities

The NHS have recently published new statutory guidance on working in partnership with people and communities For the first time a single piece of guidance supports both NHS commissioners and providers to meet their public involvement legal duties,  and to work with people and communities to meet the wider objectives of integration, including the new 'triple aim' duty, population health management, addressing health inequalities and improving quality of services. The guidance is based on ten principles, which will apply as a golden thread of best practice, whether activity takes place within neighbourhoods, towns/cities, across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, or nationally.  The principles will  help health [...]

By |2022-08-04T10:11:25+01:004 August, 2022|News|0 Comments

New Support Group for Men Survey

Before and during the Covid pandemic, the Good Mental Health Coop has been delivering courses, workshops and activities which focus on creativity and physical exercise to benefit our emotional resilience and overall mental health. We want to build on this and offer a new support group specifically for men, starting in September at the Buckland United Reformed Church. Your feedback would be really helpful to find out what kinds of activities you've found have worked well for your mental health and wellbeing. Please do fill in this short survey which is anonymous, unless you'd like to be contacted. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y8DKH5H

By |2022-08-02T14:28:51+01:002 August, 2022|Event, News|0 Comments