Dangerous plants

Dangerous plants We are lucky in the UK that we have few dangerous plants.  Most plants are harmless; however, some do sting, scratch or are poisonous. Keep your family safe by reading the guide to plant hazards on the NHS website. See our pointers below: Giant hogweed Giant hogweed can be a big danger; causing...

Wheelchair service review – public briefing

Improving Hampshire Wheelchair Service for local people The NHS organisations (Clinical Commissioning Groups) that buy wheelchair services on behalf of local people are reviewing these services.  The review started in January 2017 and is looking at how the service can be improved by studying how it’s currently working and talking to service users/carers/parents/referrers. With the...

Alcohol Awareness

With the festive season looming, you might be tempted to indulge in a little more alcohol than usual. The NHS recommends that both men and women should not regularly drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week.  See our handy guide below for what a unit actually is – your intake may be more...

Working Together for Independence and Wellbeing

Elderly people who require specialist equipment and personalised information to continue living at home, despite health conditions which might otherwise prevent this, are to receive a more comprehensive service than ever in Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire County Council has welcomed an exciting and innovative private and voluntary sector collaboration, between a local charity and a respected leading service...

Wheelchair Service Feedback Event

Hampshire Wheelchair Service Feedback Event Millbrook Healthcare provides wheelchair services in Hampshire.  We have recently developed a Communication and Engagement Strategy and Implementation Plan, which sets out how we plan to communicate and engage with service users in the future.  We would love to receive your feedback on the draft. An event is being held...

Dehydration

For more detailed information on dehydration, please visit the NHS website. It’s easy in the summer months to become dehydrated, either due to excessive perspiration, not taking in enough fluid or as a result of illness, such as a vomiting and diarrhoea bug. Your body can be affected even if you only lose a small...

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke

We hope you're all enjoying the Summer and staying sun safe! Two potentially serious health conditions in this hot weather are heat exhaustion and heatstroke. We've listed a few facts below. For more detailed information, visit the NHS website Tips for avoiding heat exhaustion and heatstroke • Stay out of the sun during the hottest...
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