Hull FIRST Falls Pickup
The pioneering new Falls Response Service for patients in Hull involves NHS Hull CCG, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP CIC), Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Humber NHS Foundation Trust.
The holistic approach to care involves Humberside Fire and Rescue officers picking people up safely when they have fallen, quickly assessing their needs and, in partnership with the Hull Falls Prevention team, resolving any instant problems that might have caused the fall.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) provide the initial clinical triage for calls via 999 and NHS 111 where a patient has fallen. Clinical advisors provide an assessment to ensure patients are provided with the most appropriate care for their needs; non-emergency patients are seen by the Hull FIRST Team within one hour.
The Humber NHS Foundation Trust Falls Prevention Team works closely with the Hull FIRST team to continue supporting patients once they are safe and stable, providing ‘falls and fragility fracture’ risk assessments in the home which include occupational therapy, physiotherapy and fracture liaison nurses.
St. Mary’s Medical, Health and Social Care Academy
NHS Hull CCG and St Mary’s Academy have joined forces to enable the growth of a future workforce for health care professionals in Hull and East Riding through the Medical, Health and Social Care Academy.
The Academy aims to give young people the opportunity to gain qualifications that will allow them to go straight into jobs with the local NHS workforce or on to further or higher education, including nursing, medicine and allied health professions.
Alongside the appropriate qualifications, students will be given the necessary work experience, which is often difficult to gain in healthcare settings, and enrichment programmes that are needed to nurture and develop a local NHS workforce at all levels of employment.
The Academy is specifically for students aged 16-19 who are interested in pursuing a career in the NHS. It will support student pathways across the broad and diverse range of NHS careers such as medicine, nursing, allied health and social care and direct patient carers.