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Families Thanked for Raising £40,000 for Incubator

Three families helped raise more than £40,000 for a high-tech transport incubator for premature babies at Ormskirk hospital.

Hospital Incubator
The replacement incubator will be used to transfer babies from the delivery suite to the neonatal ward as well as between hospitals when needed.

 Sister Karen Wareing, Neonatal Ward Manager, said:

“It was a fantastic amount to raise that, as well as paying for the incubator, has allowed us to buy the necessary monitors to go with it. We feel very thankful and fortunate that parents want to fundraise for us and we really do appreciate all donations, however big or small.’’

Steph and Milly Beqo, from Ormskirk, raised £20,000 with a climb of Snowdon in North Wales in which more than 100 friends, family and colleagues took part. Their daughter, Mia, was born three months prematurely and was a patient in the neonatal unit.

Andrew and Sarah Malm’s son Rudy died at Ormskirk in 2010 but the family has since raised £10,000 completing the Three Peaks Challenge. The couple, also from Ormskirk, have two other children, Dollie, three, and Arty, two.

Emma and Lee Graham, from Formby, have fundraised for the past three years after their son, Theo, was born 10 weeks early. During the last year alone, the Graham family raised £10,000 by having a different fundraising activity each month.

Simon Featherstone, Director of Nursing and Quality for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said:

“The Trust and the communities we serve are very fortunate indeed to benefit from the generosity of spirit of these inspirational individuals.
“I want to thank them and everyone who contributed time and money towards the transport incubator which will be a lifesaver for babies for years to come.”

Picture shows, from the left, Milly and Steph Beqo with daughter, Mia; Andrew and Sarah Malm; Simon Featherstone, Director of Nursing and Quality; Sister Karen Wareing, Neonatal Ward Manager

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
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Sefton Council's Assessment of Formby Land Sites For Housing

Sefton Council Local plan: Formby

Local Plan Web SiteSefton Council has published an assessment of  land sites in Formby that have potential for housing development in Formby.

The document is available in the public domain.

To view it, select the link.

The file is a PDF file and will either open in your browser or download to your device:

Download formby_sites_included_in_local_plan.pdf (2433.8K)

In all Sefton has included a total of 15 Formby land site assessments in the Local Plan documents.

Scroll through the document to review the evidence they've submitted for inspection.

It starts with land North of Brackenways and covers a wide range of other spaces.

If you think any of the evidence submitted needs challenge then I'd advise you attend the relevant Inspection meeting.


Land Developers Want More Land From Formby

Developers have asked that 4 new parcels of land in Formby should be added to the Sefton Local Plan for housing.

The Sefton Local Plan is currently being inspected by a Government appointed inspector. Developers have taken this as an opportunity to add additional parcels of land in Formby for more housing. The sites are shown below.

Formby Land Developers Composite
Select the image for more detail


The four sites are :

  • Land between Southport Old Road and Formby bypass [AS26]

  • Land between Formby bypass, Downholland Brook and north of Liverpool Road [AS27]

  • Land at Shorrocks Hill, Formby [AS29] (No image available but the text submission is available)

  • Land South of Liverpool Road/Altcar Lane, Formby [AS28]

The Inspector is hearing evidence to support or oppose each of the parts of the proposed Local Plan.

Members of the public can attend and add their voices to the inspection. Whether you support or oppose the Plans if you wish to make your voice heard then please attend.

Some of the hearings are in Formby and will focus on Formby land issues. Make your voice heard.

The Inspectors schedule is here:

The Developers representations are here: