News2018-10-24T16:02:02+00:00

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Disruption in roads around St James Hospital due to Portsmouth Water works over the next few weeks

We have been informed by Solent NHS Trust that Portsmouth Water will be carrying out major works in the roads surrounding St James Hospital over the next few weeks starting from Monday 8 October. As a result of the disruption there is likely to be congestin on the main roads surrounding St James – patients and carers are advised to allow extra time to reach the hospital.

Roads affected

LOCATION START DATE WEEK COMMENCING DURATION
CHURCH VIEW 8 OCTOBER 2018 6 WEEKS
BLENDWORTH ROAD 15 OCTOBER 2018 5 WEEKS
WARREN AVENUE 22 OCTOBER 2018 7 WEEKS
CATISFIELD ROAD 12 NOVEMBER 2018 6 WEEKS
MEON ROAD 26 NOVEMBER 2018 6 WEEKS

Should you have the winter flu vaccine?

Public Health England have published a guide to the winter flu vaccination – it includes information on people who should consider having the vaccination.

Flu can affect anyone but if you have a long-term health condition the effects of flu can make it worse even if the condition is well managed and you normally feel well.
Flu vaccination cover
You should have the free flu vaccine if you are:
• pregnant or have a long term condition such as:
• a heart problem
• a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
• a kidney disease
• lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
• […]

Healthwatch England launch new report on the carer experience

Cover from Healthwatch England report Whats it like to be a carer?Healthwatch England have published a new report, based on their research with over 5,000 carers, which attempts to reflect the carers’ experience across England.

Key findings

  • Carers are not always aware of their rights to an assessment and information and advice.
  • Carers only start looking for help when they reach a ‘crisis’ point. Any delay in accessing support at this point has an adverse effect on their health and wellbeing.
  • Carers have to wait an average of 57 days for services once they request support. This, in and of itself, is not an overly long wait, […]
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