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Health projects to be rolled out in Royal Borough to reduce hospital admissions

Health projects to be rolled out in Royal Borough to reduce hospital admissions

Philip Dewey

A number of health projects will be rolled out by the Royal Borough in order to help reduce hospital admissions.

The council's health and wellbeing board met on Thursday, September 11 to discuss health promotion in the borough after a multi-agency workshop, held in July, looked at ways of promoting healthy lifestyles and easing pressure on NHS services.

It identified lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in children, such as pneumonia, as the biggest issue in Windsor and Maidenhead that could be addressed through helping parents learn key details.

Speaking at the meeting, Royal Borough head of public health Rutuja Kulkarni said: "We looked at issues surrounding life expectancy and the mortality rates for conditions and illnesses set out by NHS England.

"We have done a lot of work around healthy lifestyles along with the Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead Clinical Commissioning Group and we have identified six projects which we intend to go forward with."

The six projects focus on LRTIs, dementia, physical activity, cancer, suicide and self harm prevention and health checks.

The board agreed to endorse the plans at the meeting, which took place at Maidenhead Town Hall.

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