The meeting provides an opportunity to hear from key speakers on two important issues that relate to services we provide and how we help patients, their carers and families with specialist care and support in these areas – frailty and mental health.
Dr Jane Williams will be discussing why frailty is a key focus for the Trust. Many older people need extra support to be able to live their lives in their own homes as they become less able. Dr Williams will discuss how the Trust’s work to support frail older people fits alongside other services and health concerns, where the hot spot areas are for patients across Hampshire, and how it has an impact on the wider health economy.
Dr Hazel Nicholls will be delivering a talk on our talking therapies service italk. She will cover topics including how italk is working with colleagues in perinatal mental health to improve how we support mothers and their families in the community. And, with musculoskeletal problems such as back pain being the biggest cause of time off work outside of stress, how the service is working to provide additional support for people to get them back to work.
The meeting also provides the opportunity to hear about the Trust’s activities over the last year across all of our services, which includes community healthcare, mental health, learning disability and specialist services at various sites in Hampshire.
The Trust’s Annual Report and Accounts will also be formally presented by members of the Trust Board. Attendees will also be able to hear about the improvements and developments that are planned for the year ahead.
Lynne Hunt, Chair of Southern Health, said: “Southern Health has been on a significant journey over the last few years, and in the short time I have been working with the Trust I have been deeply impressed by everyone’s commitment to improvement.
“I think it’s important that we are able to share and discuss details of our challenges and successes with local people, as well as our plans for the future. I hope to meet many new people at the Annual Members’ Meeting, and I look forward to it being a very interesting evening.”
A number of information stands will be at the event, showcasing services such as Learning Disabilities, Early Intervention in Psychosis, the Crisis Lounge (a collaboration between mental health clinicians and emergency departments), Diabetes, Quit4Life (smoking cessation), and recruitment. Through this ‘Health Fair’, visitors can get an in depth look at how treatment and care is delivered, and speak to the experts involved.
The meeting will take place at the Development and Training Centre, Tatchbury Mount, Calmore, SO40 2RZ, between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.
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