Residents in west Hull are invited to a special event this month to celebrate health and wellbeing. Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull and Pickering and Ferens Homes have joined forces for a health and wellbeing event on Wednesday 25th January, 10.30-2.30. Claire Champlin from Pickering and Ferens Homes is inviting the public to join the gathering at the Wheatfield Pop-in. Click here for more.
Meet Healthwatch at its Hull Outreach Sessions
Come and talk to the team from Healthwatch Kingston Upon Hull as its outreach service continues its tour of the city this January.
Healthwatch routinely visits seven venues across the Hull every month to meet the public, hand out information about health & social care services, and give advice on making a complaint or raising an issue. The sessions take place at Hull Royal Infirmary, Central Library, Freedom Centre, Bethune Information Point, Bransholme Health Centre and Age UK, Porter Street.
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...
A&E Warning as Winter Takes its Toll
Hospital managers in Hull are urging the public to look to use alternatives to A&E for non-urgent medical problems. Click here for the story.
Multi-million Pound Health Boost for East Hull Communities
A £9 million health development in East Hull will provide a tailored NHS response to meet the needs of the elderly and people with long-term conditions, avoiding unnecessary hospital admission, according to health managers. The site of the former David Lister School is being converted into a new facility to accommodation various different organisations. Click here for the story.
Hospital Discharge Survey
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 Healthwatch's special outreach events each month, as shown by our Engagement and Volunteering Officer, Kevin Delaney. Click here for more details.
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
Our next big event is a Health and Wellbeing Day in west Hull on Tuesday 17th January. Meanwhile, we do outreach every month, visiting community venues, council buildings, Age UK and Hull Royal Infirmary. Read more