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A year of the Navigators at the Royal Alexandra Hospital
The Navigators service has been running in the Emergency Department (ED) at Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH) for a year this month. The Navigators is an Emergency Department-based peer support programme that operates in seven Emergency Departments across Scotland that has offered support to nearly 3000 patients. The service launched in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2015 and is run by the healthcare charity Medics against Violence with support from the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and our NHS partners. Navigators aim to target patients attending the ED due to violence and a wide variety of complex social issues including alcohol and drug misuse, homelessness, domestic abuse and mental wellbeing.
This week marks the start of our Naloxone November campaign implemented by Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service . The aim of the campaign is to reduce the number of fatal overdoses by distributing Naloxone kits to help grow Renfrewshire's communities of potential lifesavers.
We would like to highlight some of our services and how they have adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic. This week we focus on our Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Service.
Our Annual Performance Report 2019/20
In accordance with the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, and with approval from our Integration Joint Board, we have now published our Annual Performance Report for 2019/20 .
Since receiving guidance from the Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate, Renfrewshire Learning Disability Service (RLDS) have been working hard to build robust plans that fulfil the criteria required, in order to successfully re-open and increase services where we can.
Renfrewshire Integration Joint Board has decided to postpone this duty using the powers contained in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, to enable the audit to be concluded in a manner which prevents, protects against, delays or otherwise controls the incidence or transmission of coronavirus.
Renfrewshire Bereavement Network
Families in Renfrewshire can seek support from new grief and bereavement service
Free phone line to support people during the pandemic
Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and RAMH (recovery across mental health) have created a direct access free telephone support line to help people talk about how they are feeling during the Coronavirus pandemic.
This webpage provides details of any changes to HSCP services as we follow national guidance to manage the impact of Coronavirus.

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