Active Birth Centre (ABC)

Robust clinical evidence supports the establishment of Alongside Midwife-Led Units, co-located to Obstetric-Led Units with a shared philosophy and understanding of normal birth. This project aims to embed and sustain the Active Birth Centre (ABC) Alongside Midwife-Led Unit as an alternative and viable birthplace option for all women with low risk pregnancies birthing within BHSCT Maternity Service, therefore normalising birth and decreasing the likelihood of intervention. Engagement with s...
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SLT and Parents: Information on bilingual language development

Parents of bilingual children are often given misleading advice regarding their child’s bilingual language development and how to manage concerns that may arise with regards to this. We asked parents attending our service what misperceptions they had encountered and if they felt these had become barriers to accessing speech-language therapy. In addition, we asked what messages they would like to convey to parents and professionals in order to prevent other families experiencing similar problem...
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CAMHS Alumni

CAMHS Alumni formed in August 2017 and completed three phases of work over an 18 month period. The group, having had their own personal experience of significant mental health difficulties, wanted to allay anticipatory anxieties for young people (and their families) accessing the service.  CAMHS Alumni members were extremely generous with their knowledge, skills and time, completing all work with the CAMHS facilitator and overcoming many barriers, such as having very limited resources. At what ...
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Hospital staff take part in ‘Treat Me Well’ Training

Staff from Daisy Hill and Craigavon Area hospitals have participated in a morning of learning disability awareness training. The training was organised as part of the Southern Trust’s drive to promote Mencap’s ‘Treat Me Well’ campaign which aims to improve the experience of people with a learning disability in hospitals. Nursing, social work and pharmacy staff along with a number of allied health professionals, took part in the session to increase their awareness of how to better meet the needs ...
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Daisy Hill Hospital Pathfinder Project

The Daisy Hill Hospital (DHH) Pathfinder Project was initiated in June 2017 in response to increasing concerns about the future sustainability of DHH Emergency Department due to ongoing difficulties in recruiting senior medical staff, particularly in the out of hours period. The project brought together the collective skills, knowledge and expertise of clinical and non-clinical staff, managers, staffside representatives, representatives from the wider HSC system and local community members. The...
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The A-Z of Care

Young people in care are creating on a glossary of terms to replace the jargon and abbreviations already existing within Social Care as they feel they are inaccessible. This project is supported by Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC). At what level did the PPI take place? Service development/delivery PPI helped the project to Increase ownership; Improve quality. Background VOYPIC supported young people to attend the public consultation on ‘Strategy for Looked after Child...
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Think Carer and Connect

Carers within the Trust were being offered a one-off support intervention at the point of discharge however there was no follow up support offered. Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) set up a project team with the goal of increasing referrals to the Trust’s Carers Register, from a baseline of zero. The project’s goal is to improve circumstances for carers region wide. The impact of the project included: Making the registration process more efficient by integrating ...
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The Rowan, Sexual Assault Referral Centre for Northern Ireland

Service users who have been affected by sexual violence/abuse participated in the steering group consulting on the development of The Rowan, a sexual assault referral centre for Northern Ireland. Consultation groups of service users were set up to inform the design team, and ensure that the ethos of Personal and Public Involvement was kept to the heart of the centre’s development The impact of the project included: A consultation group of service users to inform the Communication Strate...
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Development of teenage allergy clinic at Craigavon Area Hospital

This project set out to develop a specific teenage allergy clinic at Craigavon Area Hospital within the SHSCT area. Service users were  engaged to answer a questionnaire to highlight specific areas to be included in the new clinic. A new specific resource was developed with feedback from the service users. This resource is to be used as part of 2 workshops in 2019 and this will be used to audit and develop the service in the longterm. At what level did the PPI take place? One to one; Se...
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Adult safeguarding

Service users in an Older Peoples Day Centre were engaged in a workshop to ascertain if they were aware of abuse and its definition, its signs, forms and how and where to report it. At what level did the PPI take place? One to one. PPI helped the project to: Improve safety Improve quality Increase ownership Background With the increased focus on Adult Safe Guarding in terms of awareness raising, developing resilience and protective factors and in light of recent increased incid...
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