A service user has been able to access support to help him return home from hospital sooner than he thought was possible to be with his family and receive the care and support needed in the comfort of his own home.
A new care hub at Bickerstaffe House (on the grounds of Ormskirk Hospital) has opened for Virgin Care’s adult community services in West Lancashre – supporting a more joined up and collaborative approach to the delivery of care for patients.
Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson gained an insight into the difference Virgin Care is making to adult community services it took on in September 2016 when he visited Sittingbourne Memorial Hospital.
Following an inspection at Sutherland Lodge Surgery in Chelmsford that took place last month, the CQC has published a report that recognises “effective improvements” at the GP practice.
Virgin Care Sexual Health Service’s in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Teesside and Northern Lincolnshire are urging local people of all ages to stay safe and get tested for sexually transmitted infections throughout summer, to avoid handing out unwanted summer gifts.
Twelve different outpatient services operate from the hospital, which is also home to Sulis rehabilitation ward, community services which visit people in their own homes and offices.
Aspiring nurses are being offered a new way to ‘earn as they learn’ with an innovative Nursing Degree Apprenticeship providing a new route to becoming a Registered Nurse.
A Virgin Care doctor is urging people to stay safe and take precautions in the hot weather.
Virgin Care’s Health Improvement Service in Bath and North East Somerset has been helping families like stay-at-home dad Stuart Read to learn how to create healthy and low cost meals together with the ‘Cook It’ programme.
Each month Virgin Care makes one change in every single service it runs as a direct result of feedback from the people who use the services. From little changes like moving chairs around to big ones – such as offering additional appointments or helping a patient with a specific request – it’s part of how Virgin Care makes sure that everyone feels the difference.
Virgin Care has launched a new support group – funded by its Feel the Difference Fund – for people from Bath and North East Somerset who have communication issues after a stroke.
The Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service, the new public health service bringing together support for families in Essex, has launched a new website specifically for parents and children.