Families in Reading left reeling by suicides of loved ones will receive better support in the future, thanks to action by Healthwatch Reading. The town’s independent health watchdog today (September 10) launches a new guide, Support after Suicide, after it found that families of people who had killed themselves after being recently discharged from Prospect […]
Healthwatch Reading today publish their report on ‘Issues raised by the community regarding the number of suicide’s and patient safety at Prospect Park Hospital in Reading’. This two year project began as an investigation into the number of suicides at Prospect Park Hospital and through local peoples feedback evolved to identify gaps in support for […]
Healthwatch Reading met with the lead for patient engagement from the Royal Berkshire Hospital (RBH) to discuss patient feedback and their recent Friends and family test scores. Healthwatch Reading sought assurances that the quality of care at the RBH is of a high standard and that patient feedback was being acted upon. Their test scores […]
Healthwatch Reading held its first AGM on Monday 1st July 2013 at which the first Healthwatch Reading Board was elected. Board Members will be expected to shape and drive the work of Healthwatch Reading. They will be strategic and influence policy, planning, commissioning and delivery of health and social care.
Healthwatch is the new independent consumer champion for health and social care and launches across England from 1st April. The network is made up of the nationally-focused Healthwatch England leading 152 community-focused local Healthwatch. Together they form the Healthwatch network, working closely to ensure consumers’ views are represented both locally and nationally. This is the first time a national champion has been set up with independent statutory powers to act on behalf of both adults and children.