Public Invited to Join Community Trust at Health at Home 2016

Lincolnshire's residents are invited to take part in an afternoon of celebrations at Health at Home 2016.

The annual event run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) brings together its Annual Public Meeting and Staff Celebrating Success Awards. 

This year, Health at Home will be held at the Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston, on Wednesday, September 21.

As the county's largest provider of community healthcare, LCHS runs inpatient and urgent care services at four community hospitals in Spalding, Skegness, Gainsborough and Loth, while specialist nurses and therapists work in communities across the whole of Lincolnshire. 

Children and families are supported by health visitors, school nursing teams and therapists, and patients of all ages can access primary healthcare through the GP Out of Hours service, Lincoln's Walk In Centre and Peterborough Minor Illness and Injury Unit.

Elaine Baylis, Chair of LCHS, said: "Our services are a vital part of the community, particularly in looking after people in their own home and keeping them out of hospital. The Annual Public Meeting is an opportunity to reflect on the trust's performance over the past year, look ahead to future challenges and for the public to ask questions to the trust's board members.

"The Celebrating Success Awards make Health at Home a truly humbling occasion. We will be celebrating the outstanding work and dedication of our teams and individuals, and giving an extra special thank you to our valued volunteers with the Emily Jane Glen Celebration of Volunteers. it also gives me great pleasure this year to also present an award which gave the public the opportunity to nominate and recognise those staff members who have made a real difference in their care. Everyone is welcome to join us in what will be a very inspiring afternoon."

Health at Home runs throughout the afternoon from 12pm. The Annual Public Meeting will take place at 2pm, and the Celebrating Success Awards will start at 3pm.