Liverpool’s Covid Journey

A selection of people involved in Liverpool’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic were honoured at a civic thank you event at Liverpool Town Hall on Wednesday 13 October. Around 100 guests attended the ceremony, from hospital staff and care home workers, through to those who delivered food parcels and took to the streets to give […]

Civic event to honour Liverpool’s pandemic response

People involved in Liverpool’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic will be honoured at a civic thank you event at the Town Hall on Wednesday 13 October. Around 100 guests will be at the ceremony, from hospital staff and care home workers, through to those who delivered food parcels and took to the streets to give […]

BLOG: Lessons from Covid

Liverpool’s Director of Public Health, Matthew Ashton, says the city should be proud of the way it stepped up to deal with the pandemic. Today’s report from MPs about the Covid-19 pandemic is significant. It is essential we learn lessons from the response. Much of the noise is inevitably around the timings of decisions at a national level […]

Take a seat and find time to talk this World Mental Health Day

St Helens Borough residents are urged to take time and make their mental health an equal focus of their health this World Mental Health Day. There are a range of ways to get involved in projects that will benefit yours and others mental wellbeing being offered both through St Helens Wellbeing Service and the council’s […]

St Helens residents offered assisted Covid-19 testing by local pharmacies

Residents in St Helens are to be offered extra help in getting Covid-19 tested with the launch of a new assisted testing scheme in the borough. The new scheme is being offered by three local pharmacies and will provide important help for people who may be struggling with self-testing at home.  This may because of […]

Parklife attendees rave about the “awesome” vaccine

More than 80% of people surveyed at the recent Parklife festival were in favour of getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Over the weekend of September 11-12 tens of thousands of people descended on Manchester’s Heaton Park for an incredible two days of live music.  Throughout the festival public health workers were on hand to speak with […]

Home support changes Alison’s life for the better

Life for Alison Dickinson was heavily dependent on her husband Bryan. For the 68-year-old living with arthritis meant that doing the most simple of tasks like getting around the house took two of them to do it. But thanks to the support of St Helens Borough Council Alison and Bryan’s lives have been transformed after […]

Public Health chiefs warn of difficult winter ahead

Public Health officials in Liverpool have responded to the Government’s autumn and winter plan for the NHS, warning the city faces a difficult winter ahead. With rates of Covid-19 still high, and seasonal illnesses such as flu and norovirus on their way – they believe the next few months will be difficult not only for […]