The James Paget Hospital has come up with a new way to help keep people in East Suffolk stay healthy in mind and body – during covid and lockdown.
The Macmillan ‘Living With and Beyond Cancer’ project which JPUH is part of, is looking at improving the patient experience of cancer, developing new services which includes holding health and well-being events. This event is not just for patients with cancer, but is of benefit for all.
The hospital approached its working partners at East Suffolk Council and Great Yarmouth Borough Council, to hold a virtual event highlighting services and activities which are happening now in the community, despite the challenges of the Covid pandemic.
The working group approached local services, organisations and those providing activities, who have adapted their services to meet the needs of the local population during lockdown. Anyone living in the community can access this information, simply be clicking on the YouTube link:
By accessing the playlist you can choose from a variety of short videos clips to hear useful information and see some of the amazing services and activities going on in the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area now. Accessing these clips will help support you both physically and emotionally and improve your wellbeing. This is of benefit to all irrespective of whether you are a patient, carer or a resident.
‘We have worked so well together on the production of this event initially for JPUH staff, but now available to everyone living in Great Yarmouth and Waveney. We consider this is such a useful partnership we will continue to work together for the benefit of all, in improving information sharing and support to the wider community’’
Nikki Sawkins JPUH ’Macmillan LWBC Nurse Lead’ said that: “There is so much support available currently that I was completely unaware of. I feel fortunate to live in such a supportive community’
Meanwhile, Jo Pawlett Patient Rep & Cancer Services team, added: ‘This work highlights the range of services, activities and support available to local residents, despite the pandemic. We really value working with our partners to make people’s lives better and I would urge people to check out what is available’
Nicole Rickard, Head of Communities, East Suffolk Council also added that: ‘Working together on this project has been a proactive way to ensure residents of the borough are aware of what services and activities are on offer locally. Whether it’s a support service, a community group or community activity, there is so much available for residents to get involved in and benefit from.’