Our Hospital still has much to offer

Hornsea Cottage Hospital held an open day on Saturday 11th August at which all members of the public were invited to have a look at the facilities, meet local healthcare providers and find out what services are on offer. Visitors were greeted with music from Hornsea Ukelele Group and given the opportunity to meet an impressive selection of service providers before being served tea and biscuits by one of those providers, Dove House Hospice. The first person I spoke to was Jessica Lonsdale- an NHS Health Trainer who has recently come to live in Hornsea. Her role is to be the first port of call for the new Community Links scheme being launched across the East Riding to offer support to adults with social, emotional or practical needs. These may include: health conditions, smoking, drug, alcohol and weight management issues, physical activity, social isolation, stress and anxiety, carer support, welfare support, sexual health and relationships. Anyone can book an appointment with Jessica either through their GP or by calling 0800 9177752 and she will help to devise a self-care plan as well as arranging access to the relevant services. She is available on Thursdays and Fridays. Rebecca Morrell is also available at the hospital for 2 days a week as part of the Mental Health Response Service. Rebecca provides help and support to adults who are experiencing mental health problems following referral by their GP or via a direct assessment at Miranda House, Gladstone Street, Hull (Tel: 01482 301701 for an appointment). Jo Stocks runs a drop in on Fridays from 1.30-4.30pm for anyone with drug or alcohol issues or for family members affected by these. Jo said that she receives a steady stream of visitors who she is usually able to help but that unfortunately numbers are on the rise, particularly in rural areas. Other service providers present at the open day were: the Community First Aid volunteers, Living Well, Marie Curie, NHS Podiatrists and Diabetes consultants, Hull and District Diabetes Support Group, Sight Support and, of course, the League of Friends. The full list of services available at the hospital is as follows: SERVICES AT HORNSEA COTTAGE HOSPITAL  
XRAYCity Health Care Partnership
PhysiotherapyCity Health Care Partnership
District NursingCity Health Care Partnership
Wound ClinicCity Health Care Partnership
PodiatryCity Health Care Partnership
Children’s Speech & Language TherapyHumber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Adult Speech & Language TherapyCity Health Care Partnership
ENT ClinicHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
AudiologyHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Orthopaedic ClinicHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
MidwifeHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Abdominal Aortic Artery ScreeningHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Active in AgeSocial Group
Alcoholics AnonymousSupport Group
Health Visitors Baby Clinic & Child HealthHumber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Children’s OrthoptistHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Neurology Children and AdultsHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Clozapine Clinic Mental HealthHumber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Improving Access to Psychological TherapiesHumber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
DietitiansCity Health Care Partnership
Drug Dependency ClinicEast Riding Partnership
Health Trainers for Health & Wellbeing support and Stop SmokingHumber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Alcohol and Drug – Substance Misuse Drop in clinicEast Riding Partnership
Mental Health – Children, Adult and Older AdultHumber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
PsychologyHumber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Retinal ScreeningHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Sexual HealthCity Health Care Partnership
UltrasoundHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
Palliative Day CareDove House Hospice
Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinsons ClinicHull and East Yorkshire Hospitals
    Councillor Barbara Jefferson admitted that even she, despite her long involvement with the hospital, was pleasantly surprised by the astounding range of services on offer. She also expressed her desire that more people would come and use the excellent facilities so that there can be no more excuses for further closures. It appears that currently our GPs often refer patients to Beverley or Hull for services which could be carried out at our own hospital. Mrs Jefferson can’t understand why this is so but suggests that everyone asks their GP to refer them to Hornsea hospital whenever possible.

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