BLOG: We have cows to thank for vaccination – and that’s no bull!

Vaccination: “Dr Jenner performing his first vaccination, 1796”. Oil painting by Ernest Board. On the 200th anniversary of the death of Edward Jenner – the pioneer of the world’s first vaccine, Director of Public Health, Professor Matthew Ashton reflects on Jenner’s legacy and how life-threatening diseases like measles haven’t gone away – but are being kept at […]

Liverpool’s vaccination stories get a new home

‘Good News Stories’ telling the personal experiences of people from Liverpool who overcame barriers to getting the Covid vaccine, are being showcased at the Museum of Liverpool’s atrium screens until 31 January. Part of the Liverpool Vaccine Equity project – the ‘Good News Stories’ exhibition evolved from the work of innovative teams in the heart […]

GROWTH PLAN WILL SUPPORT PROSPERITY FOR ALL

Have your say on an exciting new strategy that draws together planned growth activity and proposes a variety of actions across skills and business to create an inclusive, thriving and well-connected economy for St Helens Borough. The St Helens Inclusive Growth Strategy consultation will launch later this month and give people the chance to influence how the St Helens Together […]

KEEP DOING THE SIMPLE THINGS TO KEEP WELL THIS WINTER

Halton residents are being reminded that doing the simple things, could help to minimise the spread of illnesses and protect those who are vulnerable in our community. Flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) are currently circulating at high levels and are likely to continue to increase in the coming weeks. High numbers of scarlet fever, which is […]

TRADING STANDARDS PROSECUTE ROGUE BUILDER WHO TARGETED ELDERLY RESIDENT

A rogue builder has been brought to justice in a prosecution undertaken by St Helens Borough Council’s Trading Standards. On Friday 23 December at Liverpool Crown Court, David Varey of Spring Hill Road in Accrington, pleaded guilty to three charges including fraud. The offending took place between December 2018 and June 2019 when the elderly victim, […]

KEEPING HEALTHY AND WELL THIS WINTER

As colder weather approaches and with many people struggling with the rising cost of living, the Council’s public health team have delivered ‘winter well packs’ to around 2,000 vulnerable residents across the borough.  The winter well pack includes some essential items like practical items including a warm blanket, clothing, room thermometer and a torch. Plus […]

Common winter infections in children

A message from Director of Public Health, Professor Matthew Ashton has been sent to Liverpool parents and carers via their child’s school, which shares information about how to protect your child from common winter infections, and when you should seek medical attention. To prevent your child picking up or spreading infection, please encourage your child to wash their […]

Public Health in Focus!

It’s been another eventful few days for Liverpool’s Public Health team – but thankfully it’s been more celebrate than outbreak! First up, Director of Public Health, Matt Ashton accepted a national award from the ADPH (Association of Directors of Public Health) at their annual conference in London – followed by a visit from Chief Medical Officer, Professor […]