Health Secretary visits Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre in Hull

Steve Barclay, MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visited the Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre in Hull on 17 August to open the memorial garden created in the fundraiser’s honour.

Jean, who died last year aged 99, was known for her phenomenal fundraising for Age UK, dressed in a furry bee costume. She raised more than £124,000 for the charity in Hull.

The sensory garden is part of continuing improvements to the ICCs green space, providing  a more welcoming, therapeutic environment for patients. The Centre’s clinically led team treats frail older people with long term conditions who have been assessed by their GP as being at risk of hospital admission.

The Secretary of State spoke to staff from the NHS and partners during his visit and was impressed by the health care model being delivered.

“It’s about looking at the needs of patients holistically rather than in silos,” he said. “It is clear that this is the direction of travel that the NHS needs to go in. It is a great example and I hope that other parts of the NHS will learn from it.”

A fully re-designed community frailty pathway at the ICC is led by local geriatricians and primary care staff meaning that GPs, advanced nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists and other specialists are working as a single system alongside voluntary sector groups and the local fire service.

The ICC was the thirteenth building to be developed under the LIFT public private partnership scheme in the city, overseen by the then Hull CCG’s development partners Citycare, in which CHP has a 40% share.

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About Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre

Since opening in July 2018, the award-winning Centre has seen thousands of older people who are at risk of an admission to a hospital. The ICC was built to support more patients in the community. The building is mainly single story for easy accessibility.  It operates as a hub for rapid assessment, coordinated care and early intervention for Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The ICC also has diagnostic services including ultrasound, X-ray and phlebotomy.   There is an onsite fire station with the team from the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service assessing fire safety issues for older people.

17 August 2022

Integrated care centre sensory garden blooms in memory of Jean Bishop (18 Dec 2021)
Hull’s iconic Bee Lady Jean Bishop artwork added to Yorkshire Bus (3 Dec 2021)
Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre Hull wins prestigious Best Social Infrastructure Project at Partnerships Awards 2020 (Dec 2020)
Jean Bishop Centre wins major award (Dec 2019)

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