Insight into ageing well in South Glos to mark Self Care Week
Residents are buying their own mobility aids and are often unaware of specialist falls services, a Healthwatch South Gloucestershire survey has found. Our report gives insight into older people’s experiences of what they do to prevent falls and stay healthy to mark Self Care Week. (November 18-24).
14 November 2019
Two out of three people not getting autism support - new figures confirm what patients told Healthwatch
Two out of three adults are not getting the support they need for autism spectrum disorders according to new figures. The findings are similar to what South Glos patients said about services in a recent Healthwatch survey.
7 November 2019
Volunteering with Healthwatch can involve taking patient's views to decision-makers.
Our volunteer John Rose explains how his role with Healthwatch 3 is a catalyst for getting patients' views heard at top-level meetings at Southmead Hospital. Why not volunteer for Healthwatch South Gloucestershire to help put people at the heart of decision-making?
30 October 2019
Listening to patients is key to getting healthcare right - was the message at our AGM
The newly-named Healthwatch 3 (Bristol, North Somerset and South Glos) heard how patients' experiences can really make a difference to large organisations. We welcomed the Chief Executive of Sirona, Janet Rowse, to our AGM who spoke about how the not-for-profit organisation will work across a population of just under a million people to deliver adult community services.
30 October 2019