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Residents invited to have a ‘Big Chat’ at annual review

Health commissioners are inviting Southport and Formby residents to come to their ‘Annual Review meets Big Chat’ event on Tuesday 12 September.  

Big Chat 2017For the third year running, NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is combining its annual review meeting with a ‘Big Chat’ style event.

This will mean that residents can hear about the CCG’s performance and achievements over the past 12 months as well as being invited to give their views about the CCG’s latest work to shape services.

Dr Rob Caudwell, chair of the CCG, said:

“The format of this event has worked well the last couple of years and we would like as many people as possible to come along and talk about their local health services.

On the day there will be some short presentations with an opportunity for people to share their ideas on how we can further develop health services for local people.”

Copies of the CCG’s annual report and accounts for 2016 - 2017 will also be available for people to take away.

The event is being held from 2.30pm – 5.00pm at Lord Street West United Church, Southport, PR8 2BH. Tea and coffee will be served at 2.00pm.

Anyone who would like to come along is asked to confirm their attendance, along with any special requirements they may have, by calling 0151 247 7000 or by emailing southportandformby.ccg@nhs.net 

 


Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times

Local CCGs have published the following details of Pharmacy opening times this coming bank holiday. 

PharmasignOver the bank holiday weekend, we are reminding you to visit your local pharmacy for advice on minor illnesses. Whilst others may be open, the below pharmacies have confirmed they will be open at the following times.   

Monday 28 August 2017

Pharmacy Address Telephone no Opening times
Asda Pharmacy Central 12 Shopping Park
Derby Road
Southport
PR9 0TY
01704 502 250 11.00am - 4.00pm
Boots Pharmacy 17-19 Elbow Lane
Formby
L37 4AB
01704 877 647 12.00am - 1.00pm
Boots Pharmacy 31-39 Chapel Street
Southport
PR8 1AG 
01704 533 907 11.00am - 5.00pm
Boots Pharmacy Unit 3 
Central 12 Shopping Park
Derby Road
Southport 
PR9 0TQ
01704 536 937 9.00am - 6.00pm
Lloyds Pharmacy St Georges Place
Lord Street
Southport
PR9 0AF
01704 531 046 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tesco Pharmacy Town Lane
Kew 
Southport 
PR8 5JH
01704 307 547 10.00am - 4.00pm


Executive Medical Director excluded pending investigation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust today excluded from work the Executive Medical Director

SanFHospitalThe exclusion follows an independent review of culture at the Trust led by Prof Surinder Sharma, of Leicester University. The Trust commissioned the review following concerns raised by staff with Care Quality Commission inspectors.

The Executive Medical Director will remain excluded while an independently-led preliminary situational analysis takes place in line with the Trust policy.

Exclusion from work is not a disciplinary sanction but is a neutral action pending the completion of a preliminary situational analysis.

Richard Fraser, Chairman of the Trust, said:
 
The Trust expects the preliminary situational analysis to be completed promptly while, at the same time, ensuring the best interests of all parties are fairly served.
I want to assure staff, patients, their families and the public that no aspect of the concerns raised relates to issues of patient care or safety.
As this is an employment matter, there will be no further comment from the Trust while the preliminary situational analysis takes place.

The Trust will confirm tomorrow (Tuesday) the interim Executive Medical Director and Responsible Officer arrangements.

Issued by Kimberley Rushton, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone     01704 705061
Email              kimberley.rushton@nhs.net 

Web                www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter            @SONHSTrust

 


Public welcome at September NHS CCG Meeting

Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Sefton are encouraging anyone with an interest to go along to their September governing body meetings.

Southport & Formby CCGThe CCGs’ hold their governing body meetings every two months in public, so people can hear them discussing and making decisions about local health services.

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals who make up the committees will discuss a range of issues including the performance of the services they commission, like hospitals and community care.

Rob Caudwell, local GP and NHS Southport and Formby CCG chair, said:

We invite the public along to this formal meeting to listen to the CCG’s plans. Residents also get the chance to ask any questions they have before the meeting gets underway.

The meetings are a great chance for people to meet our health professionals and our governing body members. It’s also a good chance for us to meet some of our public and we welcome their views and questions as always

The NHS Southport and Formby CCG meeting will take place on Wednesday 6 September at the Family Life Centre, Ash St, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6JH, at an earlier start time than usual of 12pm. Papers will be available here beforehand. 

Anyone who is interested in attending is asked to call 0151 247 7000 to confirm their attendance.

 


Support your local hospital at Southport Flower Show

Although more used to cannulas than calendulas, doctors, nurses and therapists from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are hosting a stand at Southport Flower Show this week.

Surgeon 
Dr Alice Bird

The stand will be hosted by staff from across the hospital who can chat to visitors about working there, what we’re doing to improve our patients’ experience and the services we provide. Visitors to the stand, E42, can also enter a quiz to win prizes each day.

Visitors who would like to talk about working for the Trust can stop by and chat on any day - a member of the recruitment team will be available to answer questions on the Thursday afternoon too.

On Friday afternoon (from 3pm) Dr Alice Bird will be on hand to talk about women’s and children’s services and Miss Helen Mackay, an orthopaedic surgeon will be available on Sunday afternoon to talk about the Trust’s orthopaedic services.

Find out more about the specialist services and the work of the North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre, based at Southport hospital. There is also a chance to meet the matrons and find out how they have developed their role to ensure patients are the heart of everything they do.

The team will be there every day from 10am and will draw the daily prize winners on the
stand at 5pm.

Issued by Kimberley Rushton, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 705061
Email kimberley.rushton@nhs.net
Web www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust


Formby Parish Council Agendas, Minutes and Documents

Have you ever wondered what Formby Parish Council members do? 

There are 15 elected members of the Council. They serve for 4 years and the whole Council is elected as a block once every four years, although casual vacancies can occur and these are filled either with a by-election or co-option. They meet every month in Formby Library, except during the August break.

Here's a short video on how to read the agendas, minutes and documents.

 

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Formby High School Community Talks

Liverpool University in partnership with Formby High School announces next community lecture.

During 2017 Liverpool University and Formby High School introduced an interesting and welcome initiative to start a series of community talks on a range of topics. Already this year, there have been talks on 'An introduction to Shakespeare's World',   'The Archaeology of the Sefton Coast' and 'A brief History of Gravity'.

The University has just announced the next talk, this appears to be of a very high relevance and interest to most of Formby's householders, I suspect tickets will be in high demand and I suggest you book sooner rather than later.

FHS Climate talk November 2017

 

The changing impacts of storms at our coast need to be carefully managed to safeguard communities, assets and infrastructure.

Within the UK shoreline management considers 3-time frames, present-day (0-20 years), medium-term (20-50 years) and long-term (50-100 years).

Understanding of changing flood and erosion hazards at the coast is required to make informed decisions to resource and plan new coastal protection schemes.

This talk will provide information about the processes that shape the coastlines in Liverpool Bay, with a focus on the extreme events that occurred during the winter 2013-2014.

The talk will be presented by Dr. Jennifer Brown


Health Secretary praises Trust’s ‘exceptional improvement’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has congratulated staff for “exceptional improvement” made at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

image from www.formby.today
The Trust was the most improved in England between January and March for getting patients home from hospital.

Shorter hospital stays are an indicator of efficient care as well as releasing beds to newly poorly patients who need them.

In a letter to the chair and chief executive, Mr Hunt said:

“The Trust is a real example to others, demonstrating how to improve performance in a short space of time and ensure that
your patients get the care they deserve.

“From visiting organisations throughout the country, I know that the immense amount of work that will have been behind this outcome cannot be underestimated. Improvement on such a scale is very impressive and testament to the hard work and dedication of the
Trust’s staff.”


Interim Chief Executive Karen Jackson said:

“I am delighted the enormous efforts staff are
making to give patients the very best care is now being recognised at a national level. They are a fantastic team and a privilege to work with.”


Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
Telephone 01704 704494
Email tonyellis@nhs.net
Web www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter @SONHSTrust


Orthopaedics and ENT services consultation – involving Sefton residents

A public consultation is currently taking place until 15 September 2017 on proposals for a single Orthopaedics service for Liverpool’s hospitals.

Under the proposed changes, most planned procedures such as hip and knee replacements would take place at Broadgreen, while most unplanned procedures would take place at Aintree, which is already the Major Trauma Centre for Cheshire and Merseyside.

These changes would mean that some operations would take place in a different place to where they do currently.

Local orthopaedic doctors believe that this would improve patient care, giving all patients better access to the right doctors for their specific need, and helping meet higher clinical standards.

The consultation is being led by NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), working with neighbouring CCGs, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

How Sefton residents can find out more and get involved:

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Formby Mums aim to help break breastfeeding record

Midwives are backing The Big Latch On in Southport this week in support of women who want to breastfeed.

Big-Latch-On-2The Big Latch On is a global event to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding celebrated in 120 countries. Women and children will gather in their own communities to take part with the aim of breaking last year’s breastfeeding record when nearly 18,000 children were fed.

The local event will take place on Friday (Aug 4) at Lakeside Church, Fairway, Southport, PR9 0LA. Registration is between 9.30am and 10 am. A head count will be taken at 10.30am for the official Southport Big Latch On submission.

One mum who will be supporting the event is Laura Corrigan from Formby whose baby, Arthur, was born at Ormskirk hospital on Saturday 22 July, weighing 8lb 9oz.

“I always wanted to breastfeed because I knew it would be good for Arthur. I’m also told it’s a great way to lose weight!”

said Laura

Expressing milk also means that dad, Paul Mason, can help with feeding too.

“The midwives have been fantastic and gave me loads of support, particularly early on when it can be so easy to give up.”

Lesley Fawcett, Infant Feeding Coordinator at the hospital, said:

“Last year’s event was so successful it has been moved to a much larger venue for 2017. It’s great to see mums and babies reaping the benefits of breastfeeding and we look forward to meeting them at the event.”

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone     01704 704494
Email              tonyellis@nhs.net
Web                www.southportandormskirk.nhs.uk
Twitter            @SONHSTrust

 Note: More information about the Big Latch On is available at the Big Latch On web site:

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Global Big Latch On events take place at registered locations around the world, where women gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. Volunteers from within the community host each location, hosting a Global Big Latch On event creates a lasting support network for the community.