Hospital staff take part in WardWalk event for QA

Staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Children’s Assessment Unit are taking part in Portsmouth Hospitals Charity’s annual WardWalk event on Sunday 21st May, raising funds for a portable interactive floor for their department. The interactive floor is a projector that projects games such as hopscotch, mini football, and an interactive piano …

BH Live take on management of Portsmouth mental health service

The management of Portsmouth Interaction, a service for people experiencing mental illnesses, is set to be transferred to BH Live. Interaction provide valuable support and activities to people with mental health problems. The council-run service has been affected by budget reductions in recent years, but this move secures its future, …

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Lena Samuels appointed South Central Ambulance Service chair

The Council of Governors have appointed Lena Samuels to the post of Chair of the South Central Ambulance Service — a position which combines the chairing of both the Board of Directors and the Council of Governors. Lena was born and educated in London, and brings a wealth of senior-level …

Paediatric team at Queen Alexandra Hospital raise over £30,000

The entire paediatric team at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, including doctors, nurses, ward clerks, domestics, and patients and their families have raised £30,937.25 for an important Blood Gas Analyser for the Children’s Department. The money was collected through various fundraising events during the year, from sponsored bike rides and walks to cakes …

The benefits of sports massage therapy with SWEAT Southsea

With the Great South Run fast approaching, the Rio Olympic Games inspiring the nation, and also a spell of warmer weather, many of us have been busy getting active. We’ve teamed up with SWEAT Southsea’s Luke Newton, who will be compiling some great advice — as well as looking at …

#GirlBoss: Unbreaking my back at Everybody Pilates

Inspired by the #BossGirl movement, Love Southsea founder and director Lulu Whitmore is celebrating female entrepreneurs in the Portsmouth area with a series of blog posts. First up: Amy from Everybody Pilates. The wealth of talent we have right here in Portsmouth continues to amaze me — the latest inspiring …

Interview: Portsmouth children’s author and exercise specialist Dan Fallon

Team Locals Portsmouth caught up with Dan Fallon, a Portsmouth-based ex-Royal Navy Physical Training Instructor, published children’s author, and rehabilitation specialist, about his passion for movement education.   What inspired you to write Snowflake and the Seven Sacred Movements? One thing I always wanted to do was write a children’s book. Being …

Portsmouth Football Club relaunch junior membership package

Portsmouth Football Club are delighted to announce that the Junior Membership package available for younger fans is being rebranded from what was formerly known as Nelson’s Crew to the much more recognisable and iconic ‘Junior Blues’. Membership for Junior Blues will cost just £20 and benefits will include an exclusive …

Portsmouth Councillor gearing up for first Sky Ride Local

Portsmouth City Council’s cabinet member for Traffic & Transportation, Cllr Jim Fleming, has signed up for the next Sky Ride Local event which takes place on Sunday 31st July at 10:00am. British Cycling trained ride leaders will guide participants on the 9 mile route along Southsea seafront starting from the …