薩默塞特農民健康中心啟動

3個月前
薩默塞特農民健康中心啟動

護理人員因其農業背景而被專門招募,該中心的志願者來自農業和社區慈善機構,如農業社區網絡(FCN)和門迪普健康連接器,他們對農民可能需要的任何長期支持給予指導。

薩默塞特NHS基金會信託公司負責健康中心的經理簡-菲茨傑拉德說。"許多在農業社區工作的人經常把牲畜的健康和福利放在他們自己的健康之上,因此傾向於推遲尋求幫助,而這可能有助於挽救他們的生命。

"我們知道農民經常生活和工作在孤立的社區,我們很自豪我們的團隊將服務帶到他們容易到達的地方。

"有時我們看到的農民是在尋求安慰,而在其他情況下,我們注意到一些可能更重要的跡象。"

農業部門有需要的人現在可以在中心獲得支持,而不需要預約。


Nursing staff have been recruited specifically for their farming backgrounds and the hub's volunteers come from farming and community-based charities like the Farming Community Networks (FCN) and the Mendip Health Connectors, who give guidance on any long-term support farmers may need.

Jane Fitzgerald, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust's manager responsible for the health hubs, said: "Many people who work in the farming community often put the health and welfare of their livestock above that of their own wellbeing and therefore tend to put off seeking help, when it could help to save their life.

"We know farmers often live and work in isolated communities and we are proud our teams are taking services to locations that are easy for them to access.

"Sometimes we see farmers who are looking for reassurance and in other cases we have noticed signs of something that could be more significant."

People in need from the agricultural sector can now access support at the hubs without having to make an appointment.

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