Partnership staff Rachel Bruce, lead pharmacist, and Chrissie Stuart, a practice nurse, won the Chairman’s Improving Health Category Gold Award for the More than Medicine project based at Crail GP practice, North East Locality.
The Improving Health Category commends staff who have a Healthy Working Lives idea or have implemented an initiative to improve healthy eating, smoking cessation or improving mental health.
The Partnership’s Families for Children Team was recently awarded the Best Online Campaign at the Scottish Creative Awards for their recent #opentofostering campaign. It was also Highly Commended in the Creative Strategy category - Integrated Strategy.
Cathy Coll, Service Manager at Families for Children, said: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award. Having previously run several campaigns we were able to use our experience to plan our new campaign. We focused on cost effective digital advertising which has the advantage of being easy to analyse.”
This month we are celebrating the success of Partnership staff and projects at recent awards ceremonies. We also look at the work being done to train staff who work with people with dementia, the success of providing Money Advice Services in our health centres and a new campaign to help reduce numbers of young people smoking.
Following the initial pilot of relocating the Out of Hours Emergency Homelessness Service, we are now extending the relocation period. From Monday 11 December, the Out of Hours Emergency Homelessness Service, based at Hamish Allan Centre, will be relocated for 5 days a week until further notice.
On Monday to Friday, the Out of Hours Homelessness Service will now be delivered from Glasgow City Mission. On these nights if someone is homeless and needs a service, then:
This month we celebrated the long service awards for social work staff as well as other awards received by our staff. We also have a focus on equality including the British Sign Language (BSL) Scotland Act 2015. We also look at recent activities staff have taken part in, including 16 days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Carers Rights Day.
Work began on the new Woodside Health and Care Centre in early March 2017 and is expected to be completed and operational by the end of 2018. The project build is on target to meet the completion date.
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The recent bad weather serves as a timely reminder that winter brings an increased risk of slips, trips and falls. Thankfully, the consequences of many falls on snow or ice are simply minor bumps, bruises and breaks.
Winter is always a busy time for our accident and emergency departments so if you fall and suffer a minor injury, the best place for you to get treated is the Minor Injuries Unit.The units are staffed by highly experienced emergency nurse practitioners who treat a range of minor injuries, including sprains and cuts and broken bones.
Increasing the number of mums who breastfeed their babies is a Scottish Government priority
to improve child health and reduce inequalities.
In Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s North East Locality, the Health
Improvement Team has adopted a range of different approaches to help our local mums to
initiate and sustain breastfeeding. As well as maintaining our UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative
accreditation, we have established three breastfeeding support groups to help mums access
support from staff and other mums.
Balmore Ward at Leverndale Hospital features in the latest Alzheimer Scotland: Dementia In
Scotland magazine. Here is an extract from the article.
Balmore ward is one of 60 specialist dementia care units in Scotland. A small number of these
units – including Balmore Ward – are Specialist Dementia Unit Demonstrator sites, which work
with Focus on Dementia to develop and roll out improved practice.