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Health And Social Care Helpline Available For Hull

Healthwatch is the independent champion for the people of Hull using health & social care services and the information line is a key part of this work. Callers can access information around local services, including GPs & dentists, as well as advice and options if people are unhappy with their care or treatment, even if it is simply to have their views recorded. Healthwatch can also refer people to an independent complaints advocacy service.

Gail Baines, Delivery Manager for Healthwatch Kingston upon Hull, says:

It’s an important part of our service for residents and for local groups. We have access to comprehensive, up to date information which we can share with residents to support them to make informed choices. We can also explain the options where people feel they want to make complaints

More information about the Healthwatch line, publications and services can be found online at www.healthwatchkingstonuponhull.co.uk.

Revived Water Polo Club Offers Free Session For New Members

A historic local club has been revived and is seeking new members throughout the region to take part in an exciting and energetic team sport. Humberside Water Polo Club has overcome the loss of its former training pool and the closure of other teams in the area to create a reinvigorated club with popular regular training sessions and a recent re-entry into the competitive league. It is now offering a free training session for anybody wanting to try the sport.  Continue reading Revived Water Polo Club Offers Free Session For New Members

Call To Support Rivers Of Life Festival For Hull Estate

A campaign to bring a flavour of City of Culture 2017 to Hull’s Longhill Estate with a special summer festival has been launched by the community’s St Margaret’s Welcome Centre, supported by the citywide church group, Believe in Hull, but the organisers have a race against time to secure crucial funding. Continue reading Call To Support Rivers Of Life Festival For Hull Estate

Clarion Housing Group Community Grants Programme

Clarion Housing Group (formed following the merger in 2016 of Affinity Sutton Group Limited and Circle Housing Group) is the largest housing group in the country and one of its biggest housebuilders. Through its Community Grants Programme – managed by Groundwork – it awards grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to charities, community organisations and voluntary groups for projects which primarily benefit its residents. Continue reading Clarion Housing Group Community Grants Programme

Communication Cited As Main Issue in Hospital Discharge Process

A survey by Healthwatch in the Humber region into the experience of being discharged from hospital has found that communication was the biggest issue. It also recommended that the use of “patient passports” should be considered to help make medical staff aware of patients’ pre-existing conditions. Continue reading Communication Cited As Main Issue in Hospital Discharge Process