Green social prescribing: the natural medicine to lift the spirits
“It’s the perfect medicine to feel lighter and brighter.” That’s how one woman has described her ‘green prescription’ to an Altrincham-based allotment group which is helping those struggling with anxiety and depression.
14 March 2022
Many women still positive about their maternity care – but pandemic impacted on choice and involvement and increased concerns about postnatal support
The majority of women who gave birth in February last year were positive about the maternity care they received. But the impact of the pandemic has led to poorer experiences for some, and exacerbated concerns around the quality of postnatal care, according to a national survey by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
11 February 2022
Hospitals in Greater Manchester to resume non-urgent surgery and appointments
At the beginning of January, the difficult decision was made to pause non-urgent surgery and appointments due to the impact of COVID-19. Although services remain busy, the situation has improved to the point where non-urgent surgery can now resume.
10 February 2022
LGBTQ+ resources and support
It’s LGBTQ+ history month! While a lot of progress has been made over the past century around LGBTQ rights, awareness, and acceptance, there is is still a long way to go. The Proud Trust’s 2022 theme for this month is “The Arc is Long”, a reminder that there is still a way to go towards fairness, justice, and equality.
2 February 2022
Pausing some elective care in Greater Manchester
Hospitals in Greater Manchester have made the difficult decision to pause some non-urgent surgery and appointments due to the rising impact of COVID-19. Patients who will be affected by this will be contacted by the hospital as soon as possible.
6 January 2022
COVID-19 vaccine – one year on: ‘heroes who’ve moved heaven and earth’ credited with saving up to 8000 lives
Tributes are being paid today to the ‘extraordinary’ people who’ve set up and delivered Greater Manchester’s Covid-19 vaccination push, getting almost five million jabs into arms in just 12 months.
15 December 2021