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 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


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:

About:

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.


Have your say about review of Sefton health policies

People in Sefton are being asked for their views about a range of local health policies that are being updated to reflect the latest medical evidence.

Health policies review

The two NHS bodies responsible for the shaping and buying of health services in Sefton is reviewing more than 100 policies to ensure that resources are used on the treatments which work best for local people.

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG are working together with their counterparts in Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington CCGs on a project called ‘Reviewing local health policies’ to agree a number of clinical procedures based on certain criteria.

 

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Sefton's Hole In One


An amazing golf-themed art structure will dominate the Southport skyline ahead of the 146th Open Golf Championship. 

With the Championship soon to tee off, Sefton Council has come up with a fitting way to engage with the local community and the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to the borough for the event.

The art structure, based at The Atkinson in Southport town centre, will stand over 10 metres tall and five metres wide – covering the entire height of the Atkinson façade – and is inspired by every golfer’s dream; a hole in one. 


Formby Cider Festival

Cider lovers will be able to enjoy an unbeatable range of draught craft ciders from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, during a Formby pub's 17 day festival.

Cider Festival 2017

The cider festival will take place at The Lifeboat in Three Tuns Lane from Friday July 7 until Sunday July 23 inclusive.

The pub will offer a selection of ciders including some not previously available at the pub and the others produced exclusively for the festival.

There will also be award-winners among the available ciders.

As well as apple and pear, there will also be ciders made with elderflower, strawberry, rum and raisin, as well as toffee-apple and ginger, lychee and ginseng.

All of the ciders will cost £2.59 a pint.

The ciders on offer include;

  • Kung Fu Cider (Sandford Orchards),
  • Toffee Apple Cider (Mr Whitehead's),
  • Stan's Big Apple (Thatchers),
  • The Artful Roger (Hunts),
  • Somerset Redstreak (Perry's),
  • Pear Mania (Cockeyed Cider Company)
  • and Moonshine Rum & Raisin (Broadoak Cider). 


Pub manager Ashleigh-Jane Briscoe said: "The Lifeboat will be offering a superb selection of craft ciders during the festival.

"Cider is the perfect drink to enjoy during the summer and we believe that the festival will appeal to cider lovers as well as those enjoying cider for the first time."

Customers will be able to enjoy three third-of-a-pint ciders for the price of a pint.

Tasting notes, describing all of the ciders will be available.

 


Share Your Views About Caring For The Formby Coast

The National Trust at Formby is inviting local people to share their thoughts about caring for the coast at an Open Day on Monday 17 July 2017 from 9.30am to 7pm.

Beach marker The Trust is encouraging people to share their views and stories about the Formby coast past, present and future. The event will explore ideas for how this special place can best be cared for and benefit the people who love it and the wildlife that makes its home here.

 

 

The day follows announcements earlier this year that the Trust is in discussions with Sefton Council about the transfer of an additional 204 hectares of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols into its care. The transfer has been approved by the Sefton Cabinet and positive discussions are ongoing, with further announcements expected later this Summer. 

 

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Hospital supports Armed Forces Week

Hospital hosts tea party in support of Armed Forces’ Week

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Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are hosting a tea party on Friday 23 June in support of Armed Forces’ Week and SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity.

The tea party will run from 12noon to 4pm at the entrance of Southport hospital. During the afternoon there will be tea and coffee kindly donated by Bookers, as well as a cake sale with all donations for SSAFA. A vintage World War Two military ambulance will be in attendance along with members of 208 Field Hospital, Liverpool and 207 Field Hospital, Manchester. There will also be displays about the role of medics in the military.

The Trust is the 2016 public sector winner of the North West Armed Services Business Award and has a track record of working collaboratively with personnel. This includes providing flexible working for Reservists to undertake their military commitments as on Exercise and Operational Deployments, with paid support and access to a Forces Champion.

A number of staff at the Trust are members of the reserve forces or veterans, including Head of Nursing Kath Higgins who is also a Lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve. Kath said:

“We’re thrilled to be supporting Armed Forces’ Week and SSAFA.

“This is a great opportunity for our staff, patients and members of the public to find out more about the Armed Services and the role medical staff play.” 

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

 


Interested in Hearing about Health in your Community?

NHS Southport & Formby CCG invites you to take part in ‘Big Chat 8’!

Come for a 'chat'

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Chat events are a chance for us to talk together with you about our latest projects and plans, and hear what you think. The views we gain from Big Chats inform our thinking about changes or developments to services.

  • Hear about some of the plans for local healthcare
  • Have your say on the development of these services
  • Get involved and share your experiences

The event will be held on:

Tuesday 20th June, 5.30 – 7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane, Formby, L37 3HA

Light refreshments will be served from 5 pm.

Please register to attend your local event by calling:

0151 247 7000
or emailing:
southportandformby.ccg@nhs.net