NHS ‘top tips’ for families to stay safe in sun over the jubilee weekend 

With thousands of people ending up in hospital each year because of heat and allergies, the local NHS is calling on the public to help prevent children and older people falling victim to the extreme heat.   People have been admitted to hospital because of heat-related including severe sunburn, heat exhaustion and sun- and heatstroke.  Getting […]

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Jubilee partygoers reminded about staying safe in hot weather and bank holiday NHS services 

With thousands in south west London gearing up for a royal celebration outdoors the NHS remains open and here for local people if they need urgent care.  If someone is struggling with their mental health, they should seek help via the 24/7 crisis lines – for Kingston, Richmond, Merton, Sutton or Wandsworth ring 0800 028 […]

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Breath of Hope for Long COVID patients

Registered Kingston charity, Voices of Hope, has offered hope and support to people facing challenges in their daily lives through community choirs and well-being projects since 2019. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic saw the charity rise to the occasion and quickly change direction. As it became clear that the virus was leaving many people […]

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NHS services in south west London over the May bank holiday weekend

South west Londoners needing urgent mental health care over the bank holiday weekend are being reminded help is on hand. The local NHS is telling people that if they are struggling with their mental health, they should seek help. In Merton, Wandsworth, Sutton, Kingston and Richmond people can call the crisis line on 0800 028 […]

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Partnership working delivers on Kingston Health and Wellbeing Day

Partnership working was at the heart of a Health and Wellbeing Day held In Kingston earlier this month, aimed at supporting people experiencing homelessness, refugees and those seeking asylum in South West London. The event, held at Kingston United Reformed Church on 15 March, saw colleagues from health and care organisations, working together to provide […]

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Virtual wards launched to allow people to recover at home

New ‘virtual wards’ have been launched in south west London to help patients recover in the comfort of their own home “with their own teabags and their own pillowcase”. One service, provided by Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, gives people with respiratory or heart problems who meet certain clinical criteria safe specialist care using technology, […]

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Patients say they are happier, healthier and more active on a ‘virtual ward’ in their own home

NHS virtual wards across south west London are changing the way that some patients recover from hospital treatment at home. Hospital clinicians can now send carefully assessed and low-risk patients home with easy-to-use equipment that can monitor their vital signs, feeding them back to a specialist team in hospital.  Patients say that they are happier, […]

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Survey launched to better understand the needs of people who have lost a loved one

A survey has been launched with the aim of better understanding the many different needs of people experiencing grief after bereavement. The survey covers all kinds of loss, including expected or sudden deaths, miscarriages or the death of children and young people. Anyone who is affected by a bereavement or is supporting someone through grief […]

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What every pregnant woman should know about COVID-19 and vaccines

As new data reveals that more than 96% of the pregnant women admitted to hospital with COVID-19 were unvaccinated, mums-to-be are urged to come forward for the jab, without delay. Blue cheese, unwashed vegetables, cured meats … there are lots of things you’re advised to avoid when pregnant. So, it’s no surprise that some expectant […]

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Help us create our new website

The NHS in South West London is designing a new website. We want to make sure it’s easy to use, and that people can find what they’re looking for.  Help us create our new website by completing this short survey.  The survey will take about 5 minutes. At the end you’ll have the option to […]

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