New health hotline set up in Hampshire

A NEW hotline has been set up for anyone in Hampshire feeling ill looking for health advice.

Health bosses have replaced the NHS Direct number with a triple-digit number to give free advice to those suffering from a non life-threatening health issue.

People can now call the NHS on 111 to get information about where to go for treatment and should be called if medical help is needed fast but is not an emergency.

Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth Primary Care Trust hopes the NHS111 service will be easier for people to access healthcare while taking pressure off hospitals.

But the 24-hour service is yet to be up and running in Hampshire’s neighbouring counties but health bosses hope it will be in operation across the country by October 2013.

A team of advisers supported by trained paramedics and nurses will assess the caller’s symptoms, provide relevant advice and direct them to the right service.

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) will operate the 111 service under a fiveyear agreement.

Head of 111 South for SCAS Mark Rowell said: “I would urge anyone with an urgent, but not life-threatening, illness or health concern to contact us for advice.

“The service is open 24 hours a day and will help people find the right place to go for treatment. This includes referring patients to out-of-hours doctors, advising them to make an appointment with their own doctor or advising them to attend at a minor injuries unit for example.

“So, if you’re worried about your child’s temperature, or need urgent health advice, then call 111 to speak to the team who will assess and help you straight away,” he added.

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6:32pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Dan Soton says...

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Fluoridation X-Files.. Podcast: Ireland/UK Livestock (meat/offal/bone) with Skeletal Fluorosis sold for human consumption.


That's according to a Vet visiting a UK Abattoir/Slaughterho
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Skip to 1:14:40.. Ireland/UK Livestock can drink up to 20 gallons of Fluoridated water a day.


Skip to 1:22:30.. MP Tessa Jowell hears no testing for Fluoride Contamination.


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We learn today from UK Scientists that Ireland/UK/Romanian Horse (offal/bone) meat maybe substandard.


In the case of Ireland/UK I suggest Scientists look for Fluorosis and Romania Arsenic Contamination.

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Romania.. ill-health has been reported due to Arsenic Contaminated water.

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Long-term, low level exposure to arsenic in drinking water may increase a person's risk of skin cancer, according to a new study conducted in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. The study suggests that LEVELS OF INORGANIC ARSENIC PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT TO BE HARMLESS MAY HAVE A CARCINOGENIC EFFECT OVER A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.

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I only hope the NHS have the resources to cope with this pending nightmare.. arrogant SHAs are the only ones to blame
Apologies folks for previous broken URLs.. . Fluoridation X-Files.. Podcast: Ireland/UK Livestock (meat/offal/bone) with Skeletal Fluorosis sold for human consumption. That's according to a Vet visiting a UK Abattoir/Slaughterho use. Skip to 1:14:40.. Ireland/UK Livestock can drink up to 20 gallons of Fluoridated water a day. Skip to 1:22:30.. MP Tessa Jowell hears no testing for Fluoride Contamination. - Podcast: http://hampshireagai nstfluoridation.blog spot.co.uk/2013/01/p odcast-powered-by-po dbean-january-12th.h tml also. Podcast: http://www.podbean.c om/podcast-detail?pi d=63347 - We learn today from UK Scientists that Ireland/UK/Romanian Horse (offal/bone) meat maybe substandard. In the case of Ireland/UK I suggest Scientists look for Fluorosis and Romania Arsenic Contamination. - Romania.. ill-health has been reported due to Arsenic Contaminated water. - http://www.who.int/w ater_sanitation_heal th/en/poster8.pdf - Long-term, low level exposure to arsenic in drinking water may increase a person's risk of skin cancer, according to a new study conducted in Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. The study suggests that LEVELS OF INORGANIC ARSENIC PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT TO BE HARMLESS MAY HAVE A CARCINOGENIC EFFECT OVER A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. - http://ec.europa.eu/ environment/integrat ion/research/newsale rt/pdf/297na1.pdf I only hope the NHS have the resources to cope with this pending nightmare.. arrogant SHAs are the only ones to blame Dan Soton
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