Healthwatch services in Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire are working on a joint survey of the experience when people are discharged from hospital. They need the public to complete a questionnaire to help gather information. The survey is online or via print copies which are can be found at Hull's outreach events each month. Click here for more details.
Go-ahead given for new hospital helipad in Hull
Hull City Council has approved plans to demolish buildings at the city's Royal Infirmary to create a new helipad for air ambulances. Click here for more.
Forget-me-knot boxes introduced to help cope with pregnancy loss
Healthwatch and NHS managers in Hull are urging members of the public to take sensible precautions this Winter to keep well. During this season, advice and guidance will be posted on this website and via Healthwatch's Twitter feed about flu, consulting a pharmacist and helping you and your family cope with the seasonal weather conditions. Check the first advice here...
New Facility to Help Dementia Carers at Hull Hospital
A room has been set aside at Hull Royal Infirmary to provide overnight accommodation for the carers of patients with dementia.
The facility, which sleeps two, is the latest move by hospital staff to help ease anxieties when elderly people are admitted. Read more here.
NHS Publishes Proposals for Future of the Region - Sustainability and Transformation Plan
Healthwatch is urging people in Hull to become involved in consultation over plans for the future of health and social care in the region.
A Sustainability and Transformation Plan for East & North Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire has been drawn up by the NHS and local authorities, with a view to changing the way services are run and tackling a funding gap at the same time. The report was published in November 2016.
Healthwatch Hull says it is about better integration of services and that everyone is encouraged to have their say to help design the health and social care service in this region.
Healthwatch gives people a powerful voice locally and nationally. Local Healthwatch will work to help Hull people get the best out of their local health and social care services. Whether it's improving them today or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Local Healthwatch is... Read more
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