Patient Advice

These are some of the local services available to patients to help manage both physical and mental health issues as well as give support for carers of the elderly and young.

Victoria Park Health and Wellbeing Hub

The hub is run by Someset NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the Bridgwater Bay Primary Care Network.

The idea of the hub is to provide equal access to health advice and support for all patients to empower them to manage their own long term conditions.

Rachel Cheetham, the Victoria Park Health and Wellbeing Hub manager, said: “We’re very excited to have opened our doors to the local community this winter.

“The main aim of the hub is to give people the confidence to look after their own health, so they are less likely to need care and treatment from their GP or hospital.

“We operate an open-door arrangement where people can drop in if they need any help with their general wellbeing, as well as offering a range of pre-booked appointments.

“Our friendly patient care coordinators welcome people into the hub and support them with their individual needs. This could include signposting them to supportive services within health, social care, or the voluntary sector.

“The full range of services available at the hub is being reviewed all the time and we want to hear feedback from those in our local community so we can truly meet peoples’ needs.

“However, we do already know that this will include community midwifery, health coaches and chronic disease reviews, alongside early emotional and mental health support for people of all ages.

“We’re also fortunate that the hub sits within the wider footprint of the Victoria Park Community Centre, Little Adventurers Nursery and JHoots Pharmacy, which opens up opportunities to work closely together.”

The new Victoria Park Health and Wellbeing Hub is not a GP health centre and won’t provide urgent or acute care. Our advice to patients who need that level of help is that they should speak to their GP, visit their nearest minor injuries unit, or call NHS 111 if they're unsure what to do.

You can follow the Facebook page to find out more about the hub and the upcoming events that will be held there.

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