Local News

NEL Child Criminal Exploitation Strategy published

North East Lincolnshire have published their Child Criminal Exploitation Strategy, which has been developed by the CCE multi-agency task and finish group, and approved by the Keeping Children Safe Board.

To see a copy of The Child Criminal Exploitation Strategy 2018-2020 please click here.

The Provider Forum and Long Term Care Meetings

The Provider forum is for representatives of organisations that provide care or services to adults at risk of abuse/neglect and provides an opportunity to highlight safeguarding issues and share information, expertise and good practice. It is used to discuss local issues and provide up to date information on Adult Safeguarding legislation and practice.

A newsletter is produced on the topics discussed at the meeting and previous issues can be found at www.SaferNEL.co.uk.

If you are not sure if this meeting is for you, or if you would like the agenda or more information, please contact claire.parfrement@nelincs.gov.uk.

Construction of new mental health inpatient unit to begin

Construction of a new multi-million pound mental health inpatient unit for young people from Hull, the East Riding and North and North-East Lincolnshire will begin within weeks after the Government approved the money to pay for it.

The green light to begin building the unit in Walker Street, Hull, came on 5th July when the Department for Health and Social Care approved the £7.8 million of funding after concluding that Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust’s plans were sound and value for money.

The funding approval, which has come after months of lobbying by MP Emma Hardy, whose Hull West and Hessle constituency will house the unit, has delighted Trust Chief Executive Michele Moran.

The first phase of development will involve Trust contractors preparing the site by demolishing a redundant part of the existing children’s centre, the remainder of which will be refurbished to provide community and therapy services for children and young people.

Work will then begin on the inpatient unit which will be equipped and staffed to treat young people struggling with a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, severe anxiety, psychoses and eating disorders.

Approved by planners from Hull City Council, the facility will focus on developing an environment that will keep young people safe and support their recovery.

The new unit will have its own school, gym, sensory room, indoor and outdoor recreational space and specially designed area for families to visit.

Providing construction goes without a hitch, the Trust expects the unit to open by early autumn next year.

Its team will work with the local community and organisations that support young people’s mental health to provide care which is expected to reduce out-of-area placements, cut the lengths of inpatient stays and lead to better outcomes for patients.

PEOPLE-HULL lung health campaign workshop

The Hull York Medical School are looking for people from Hull who are over 18 years old to take part in a workshop. They are trying to find out what makes people visit their doctor, or prevents them from going, when they notice a change or a new symptom related to their breathing or their chest.

They are interested in why people think that might happen, and want your help in developing awareness raising messages that might encourage people to see their doctor quickly when they notice something new or different.

They would like you to take part in a workshop to get your views on what you think prompts people to go to see their doctor, or prevents them from going when they notice a change or a new symptom in their body, and in developing short messages that could be used in a media campaign encouraging people to go to see the doctor.

This 3-hour workshop will take place locally and each person will receive a £20 ‘Thank You’ for their time and contribution.

To register your interest or ask any questions, please call or email Julie Walabyeki before 31st July 2018.

julie.walabyeki@hyms.ac.uk, 01482 464213

Thematic Review of Stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attack Services in Hull

Healthwatch Hull had received a number of contacts regarding patient experience of treatment and services following a Stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA).

In response to this Healthwatch Hull chose to carry out a review of patient experience of the Stroke/TIA pathway and produce a report into the findings along with recommendations designed to improve patient experience.

In order to do this, they distributed surveys to patient groups and via social media, as well as running focus groups and visiting wards at Hull Royal Infirmary, Community Stroke Bed units and residential homes in the area.

The patient survey received 64 responses along with a number of narrative e-mails and meetings giving detailed examples of patient’s experience of the Stroke/TIA pathway.

In total they spoke to 226 people about the project and their experiences.

You can read the report as an online pdf here

MEDIA RELEASE: Award winning Older People’s Mental Health Services on your doorstep

NAViGO’s Older People’s Mental Health services have scooped not one but two prestigious national awards, recognised once again for their ground-breaking work and commitment to service user care. 

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in February 2018 the service, based at The Gardens on the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital site, supports older adults in North East Lincolnshire who are elderly and experiencing mental health illness or memory problems such as Dementia. They offer specialist support to service users and carers within their own homes or ‘Konar Suite’ inpatient care facility.

The awards come from the Care Coordination Association (CCA) which has a long history of recognizing best practice in health & social care across both teams and individuals. The service was nominated in both ‘Innovation to Support Service Development’ and ‘Embracing Service User/Carer Involvement’ categories.

The NAViGO projects that have scooped the honours for the service involve:

  • Increasing service user participation in care planning – demonstrating real service user/carer involvement in an aspect of the care process.
  • Introducing the new role of Discharge Liaison Social Worker, to ensure those who commission aftercare are integrated into the Inpatient team. This improves engagement and effective working with service users, carers and clinicians.

Konar Suite Clinical Team Leader Freedom Nwokedi, said the new challenge was all about embedding the importance of service user and carer involvement into patient care and care plans.

“The team have worked hard to embrace this project and have all completed the bronze award in service improvement during this time which they should be tremendously proud of. We feel strongly that our service users are more empowered to take part in the care plan process than previously and we will continue to champion service user involvement irrespective of Diagnosis.”

NAViGO Health and Social Care Community Interest Company provide NHS mental health and social care services free to the residents of North East Lincolnshire. Our main objective is to deliver the highest quality care and to work to our mission to provide services that we would be happy for our own family to use.

For further information, please call (01472) 583054 or email ebony.chapman@nhs.net

Grimsby endoscopy unit recognised for high standards

Grimsby endoscopy unit recognised for high standards Endoscopy staff at Grimsby hospital have been recognised for delivering high quality services.

The unit has been awarded JAG (Joint Advisory Group) accreditation following an assessment of four domains: clinical quality, patient experience, workforce, and training.

The scheme awards units which demonstrate high quality and safe services run by highly trained and motivated staff.

Assessors congratulated staff on their ‘outstanding patient centred booking service’ the ‘prominent displays of feedback’ and the appointment of a training lead.

The unit provides a range of diagnostic and therapeutic services including colonoscopies, gastroscopies, cystoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy with around 1,800 procedures carried out every month.

Tracey Broom, divisional general manger for clinical support services, said: “Achieving this has been the result of many months of hard work and I want to thank all staff involved. Ensuring our patients receive a high quality service is our number one priority and this accreditation gives people assurance that that’s what they’ll get when they walk through our doors.”

For further information contact the NLaG communications and marketing office on 03033 302528 or email nlg-tr.comms@nhs.net

For a copy of this and all other news from Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust visit our website at: www.nlg.nhs.uk/news

The Health Tree Foundation charity receives more than £22,000 to help appeal

The Health Tree Foundation – the official charity for Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust – has received a grant of £22,500.

The money will be used to boost the funds of the £150,000 maternity bereavement suite appeal at Scunthorpe General Hospital.

The suite will provide a safe haven on the central delivery suite for parents who experience the tragic loss of their baby. It will be away from other newborns and their families, providing a dedicated space for them to grieve. It will have its own bathroom, bedroom for parents to stay in along with a lounge area, a television and a kitchenette.

This latest donation to the Foundation’s appeal, which has been supported by Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy and his constituency and community officer Julie Reed, has seen the total rise to more than £134,000.The money has come from a bid the charity put into energy company SSE’s sustainable development fund.

Mr Percy said: “I’m delighted to have supported the Health Tree Foundation’s funding bid for the maternity bereavement suite. This extra money will prove useful in enabling the charity to reach its goal of raising £150,000 to build the unit. It is so important to have a separate area where families can grieve privately if they suffer the loss of a baby.”

Constituency and community officer Julie Reed said: “Working on Andrew’s behalf on community projects, I am delighted that £22,500 has been secured from the SSE sustainable development fund.  This project is so important for bereaved parents; it will provide a dedicated suite in the hospital for them to receive support.

HTF charity manager Victoria Winterton said: “We are so grateful to Andrew Percy, Julie Reed and the SSE fund for all their hard work towards this wonderful donation.

“This is a great example of people coming together across our community to make a difference. We are extremely thankful for this wonderful donation which will enable us to take the first step in making the suite become a reality.”

If you would like to make a donation to the appeal please visit:  https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/nlagcharitablefunds/maternitybereavementcampaign

For further  information about the appeal or how you can be get  involved  with helping, please contact HTF community champion Hayley Thompson on 03033 305672 or email: hayley.thompson3@nhs.net.

For further information contact The Health Tree Foundation on 07496449726

For a copy of this and all other news from The Health Tree Foundation visit our website at: www.healthtreefoundation.org.uk

Immingham Art Project – Voting now open

As part of the development of the Kennedy Way Centre, the developers pledged £50,000 for a new piece of public art in Immingham. In January, North East Lincolnshire Council asked what you thought the art should be, and presented your views to the artists. You can view the results here.

Based on this, two artists have submitted preliminary designs.

Now it’s your chance to tell NELC which one you prefer, and help them create the new heart of Immingham. They will need some personal information from you to make sure multiple votes are not cast. You can cast your votes here.

Those without computer access can cast their vote in the Immingham Civic Centre Hub.

If you have any queries please ask Andrew.dulieu@nelincs.gov.uk

Local health and care partnerships

NHS England has announced that two more areas – Yorkshire and Humber, and Thames Valley and Surrey – are to become local health and care record exemplars, which means that 23.5 million people live in areas covered by the programme.

Last month NHS England announced three areas, covering 14 million people, would each receive up to £7.5m over two years to put in place an electronic shared local health and care record. The record will make the relevant information about people instantly available to everyone involved in their care and support.

You can find more information here