New Health Bus
This Autumn, Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust are launching their new Health Bus which will serve as a mobile health clinic, bringing services direct to local communities.
From October, the bus will be helping the Trust to deliver immunisation services to school-aged children across Berkshire. The bus will be staffed by the Berkshire Healthcare Immunisation Team who will provide people with information on immunisations, particularly flu vaccines. The team will offer children and young people a flu vaccine and signpost to other services if needed.
The bus features state of the art facilities, adhering to infection control standards and health and safety requirements. The versatile space is suitable for a wide range of services and functions. There is a private curtained area for people wishing to speak to a clinician in confidence, and a ramp to allow easier access for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues.
The rear section of the vehicle can convert to a sensory area to enable anxious people to access services in a calming space and includes a couch, table and chairs, creating a confidential consulting/treatment space. An awning increases the space available and creates an undercover area next to the bus to protect people from the weather.
In addition to being a mobile clinic for immunisations, the bus will aid the Trust in general health promotion on a number of important issues such as infant feeding, speech and language development, smoking cessation, healthy lifestyles, dental hygiene, sexual health education, and mental health awareness.
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