Public Health

Public Health / Health Promotion

Over the years there have been significant improvements in the health of the population of West Hertfordshire. As part of this agenda the Acute Trust has produced a strategic plan to deliver Staying Healthy across West Hertfordshire which includes:

  • Tackling Inequalities
  • Reducing Smoking
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Sexual Health Chlamydia Screening
  • Immunisation collaboratively with the PCT
  • Falls Prevention
  • Mental Health
  • Maternity and Newborn
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Sustainability

Whilst it is readily acknowledged that the provision of secondary healthcare is primarily the core business of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, it also has the opportunity and therefore a clear responsibility to promote the health of its staff and the communities it serves.

Public Health in Hospitals is not just about access to treatment but how to stop people needing treatment in the first place.

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