There are a range of services available in Southampton to help your family stay well.
Including the support pharmacists can provide for minor illnesses, evening and weekend GP appointments, mental health services and the Minor Injuries Unit at the Royal South Hants Hospital.
A partnership between Southampton City Council and Solent NHS Trust has seen a reduction in assessment and rehabilitation waiting times for those with a visual or hearing impairment as a result of the collaboration.
The joint team provide rehab and reablement city-wide to adults over 18 who have vision, hearing or dual sensory loss that is significantly affecting their ability to live independently. The team contains specialist health and social care staff who support people in their own homes and care settings to increase awareness of the impact of sensory loss, and ensure that timely support and any rehabilitation they need is received at an early stage so that they can be given the skills to maintain and regain independence.
Have you used the wheelchair service in Southampton? Together with West Hampshire CCG we have developed a survey and would welcome your views to help shape the future service. Visit https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/X1KI7/ to take part and find out more.
Lung cancer health checks are being rolled out in Southampton in a drive to save lives by catching the condition early.
Southampton is the only area in the south of England chosen for this new scheme as part of the Wessex Cancer Alliance and is only one of ten in England.
Around £70 million will fund 10 Cancer Alliance projects nationwide to check those most at risk, inviting them for an MOT for their lungs and an on the spot chest scan that can include mobile clinics. Find out more.
With a cold few days forecast in Southampton, it is important to keep warm both inside and outdoors.
Cold weather can affect your health. When the temperature drops, some people are at increased risk of heart attack, stroke, flu, pneumonia, falls and injuries and hypothermia. Cold weather can also affect people with mental health conditions, such as depression and dementia.
It is also important to look out for neighbours, friends and family who may be more vulnerable to the cold and check they have warm food and drinks available and are managing to heat their homes. Find out more.