The Ganvir Practice
Little Hulton Health Centre
First of it's kind in the UK!
The numbers of children admitted to hospital for less than a day have been increasing dramatically over the last 10 years and the majority of these admissions are for minor illnesses that should stay in the community. Really sick children need to be in hospital but many stay for a night (or afternoon) just because the community isn't set up to care for them. We are trying to change this to ensure that children and their families will get a much better service and the NHS will save millions.
What is the Salford Children's Community Partnership?
The Salford Childrens Community Partnership (SCCP for short) is a really exciting project and the first of its kind in the UK and funded for 3 years by the Department of Health. The project started in October 2011. Our service sits between the GP practice and the hospital. It's a dedicated children's nursing service in the Little Hulton surgery of Salford Health Matters GP practices, aimed to help children get well at home, a preferable alternative to putting them in hospital on a short term basis when they are near home. The team consists of highly trained, specialist children's nurses that previously you would have only gotten to care for your child if they were being treated in hospital.
About Homeless Project
SHM run the Salford Homeless GP Project, based at the Windsor Drop In Centre.
We can register homeless people who are living in the Salford area or people staying in recognised temporary accommodation in the Salford area.
We offer a full range of medical services and on-going medical care, including routine checks and blood tests, and full health care advice. We maintain a caring, non-judgemental and integrated approach, proactively referring our patients to the services they need. We also operate a needle exchange scheme.
New patients registering before 10.00am can usually see our GP at the Windsor Centre on the same day.
See our Health Navigator at the Windsor Drop In Centre to register with our GP practice and for signposting to complementary services/agencies as well as on-going support with general issues.
We have good working relationships with The Windsor Drop In Centre, Narrowgate Night Shelter, the Drug and Alcohol Team, Citizens Advice Bureau, Sexual Health services, counselling services, and other local homeless projects.
We work at the Windsor Centre on Mondays / Wednesdays / Thursdays:
8.00am - 2.00pm - Health Navigator
12.30pm - 2.00pm - GP
10.30am - 12.30pm - Health Care Assistant (Every other Thursday only)
(Note: we do not currently work bank holidays)
On occasion (where appropriate) we can arrange for our patients to be seen at our other SHM GP practices when the Windsor Centre is closed or if the patient cannot attend our clinical surgeries at the Windsor. See our Health Navigator for more details.
We are a teaching practice and occasionally have medical students / other professionals in training on site, and we encourage our patients to engage with these, but we always respect our patients wishes if they do not wish to do so.
The service is primarily staffed by: Dr Wan-Ley Yeung (General Practitioner), Dr Jocelyn Rostron (General Practitionerr), Sara Bradbury (Health Care Assistant) and William Sallows (Health Navigator).
When any of our primary staffing team are on annual leave, we arrange cover with staff from our other SHM GP Practices.
Phone us on 07595 411 581 or 0161 737 8969. If phoning outside surgery hours, please leave a clear message with your name, telephone number and enquiry, and we will return your call.
About Being Well Salford
Our Being Well Coaches work with people one-to one or in a group and help them decide what’s most important for them to tackle – cutting back on smoking and drinking, changing what they eat, being more active, meeting other people, or all these things! People decide what changes to make – and then find out what can make them stick. Being Well Salford helps people to take more control and create solutions for their daily life. Well Being Coaches help people make practical changes and set realistic targets that they control.
Coaches are trained in behaviour change and will help people to learn different techniques and tools that they can take away with them to help keep them motivated. Each person decides, with their coach, if they want to meet them one to one, take part in groups and activities or a combination of both. Our coaches can also help find other people, activities and services that can support and motivate people along the way.