Summary of report content
On 27 September 2019, Healthwatch Southampton teamed up with My Journey and the Southampton Collective to host a health tour of the city. The purpose was to explore active travel issues, how people travel to health services and discuss associated air quality concerns. Conversations were held on route during health stops to gather people’s views. This was supplemented by an online survey. In total 45 people were active participants in the tour and survey.
The main issues explored were:
- GP surgeries and outpatients appointments
- The importance of walking and cycling
- The cost of buses and parking
- Social prescribing
The report contains 5 recommendation areas about better access to health services and health and wellbeing generally.