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Welcome to Hanham Secure Health
“Striving for continuity and equivalence of healthcare for patients across the secure estate”
At Hanham Secure Health (HSH), we deliver primary healthcare services to patients within the secure estate and we strive to ensure that these services are of an equitable standard and have equitable accessibility as would be expected in the community.
Individuals held within secure establishments, such as prisons, secure children’s homes, rehabilitation units and forensic psychiatry units, face a range of challenges and barriers in accessing and receiving primary care services that equitable to services within the community. These individuals often arrive into the secure establishments from circumstances where they have been particularly vulnerable and marginalised and having had little or no previous healthcare support.
Helping offenders live free from crime
“Sixty-One is the founder of a Bristol city-wide partnership that supports prisoners before and after release. We enable individuals, churches, charities and businesses to provide the relational and community based support offenders need to live free from crime.”
Christmas Gift Bag Project
With the support of local churches, Sixty-One co-ordinates a Christmas Gift Project which gives a bag of simple gifts to 1,600 prisoners in three local prisons, including HMP Bristol within which HSH provides healthcare services. Sixty-One also offers prisoners a copy of a Christian booklet. This act of unconditional kindness, at a time when self-harming and suicide are high, has a huge impact – for many prisoners this will be the first Christmas present they have ever received. This project also helps publicise the support that the charity can offer to serving prisoners.
Click here to see a selection of letters from prisoners.
Find out more about Sixty-One at: https://www.sixty-one.org/