Seaview enjoys close partnerships with a range of healthcare organisations:
Operating from a fully equipped treatment room in Seaview or their mobile unit parked outside (ambulance), SJHH offer nurse-led drop-in clinics, up to four days a week.
Service users can see a nurse and/or podiatrist and a general volunteer about any physical or mental health issue. Team members will deal with issues as far as possible providing health advice, podiatry, wound care, nurse prescribing (for infections, wound care, skin problems, minor ailments and stop smoking support) health promotion and are careful to refer on service users to more specialised or secondary care services when indicated.
The Hepatitis C Trust and Brighton and Sussex Medical School offer a one stop well liver clinic in Seaview. Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology Dr Adele Mourad works from a dedicated treatment room every Wednesday from 10-2 pm. Dr Adele can test for Hepatitis B, and HIV as well as assessing liver health and can also test and offer treatment for Hepatitis C. The aim of the clinic is to improve liver health, and reduce hospital visits and is part of strategies whereby the World Health Organisation (WHO) aim to eliminate Hepatitis C across the world by 2030.
We enjoy a close partnership with mobile dentistry charity Dentaid, who visit us fortnightly in their mobile dentistry unit. Service users can book in with them and get treated for any oral health issues they may be struggling with. This response to healthcare in our community is particularly important as people find it increasingly difficult to register as new patients to surgeries around the UK.
Local substance misuse agency CGL (Change, Grow, Live) offer an open access drop-in clinic to ADDER clients at Seaview every Tuesday between 10-2 pm. The clinic offers assessments, clinical interventions, mental health nurse interventions and titration appointments.
Working closely with CA066 and the NHS, the Lung Cancer awareness campaign is working to ensure people know how to recognise symptoms and how and when to access services. The campaign encourages those who have symptoms and don’t have COVID-19 to contact their GP practice, reminding Seaview service users and the general public the NHS is available for those in need.
Seaview’s range of support services helps marginalised people with addiction problems, mental health issues, ex-and at-risk offenders and rough sleepers achieve personal growth and fulfilment.