Local people reassured that breastfeeding support is available

This World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August), health organisations in Sefton are reassuring new parents that there is still infant feeding support available during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Breastfeeding is scientifically proven to have several benefits to both mother and baby. Studies show that breastfeeding can: help babies fight infections and illnesses help strengthen the bond between mother and baby lower the risk of diabetes, osteoporosis, … Continue reading Local people reassured that breastfeeding support is available

Families and friends to be reunited with loved ones in care homes as visits restart

Care home residents are set to be reunited with friends and family as visits begin again following the publication of new guidance today (22 July). The isolating effects of lockdown have been difficult for residents and families, but the rate of community transmission has fallen and care homes can now arrange visits based on new guidance to limit further outbreaks, and protect staff and residents. Local directors … Continue reading Families and friends to be reunited with loved ones in care homes as visits restart

Pilots announced for return of spectators to elite sports events

The Government has announced that a small number of sporting events will be used to pilot the safe return of spectators through late July and early August – with a view to reopen competition venues for sports fans, with social distancing measures in place, from October 2020. The events have been carefully selected to represent a range of sports and indoor and outdoor spectator environments. … Continue reading Pilots announced for return of spectators to elite sports events

South Sefton patients positive about GPs

Results from the latest national GP Patient Survey published by NHS England last week show that patients in south Sefton overall are positive about the care they receive from their GP practice. This survey provides insight into patients’ experiences of general practice in the period prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Headline findings in the area are all above the national average: 87% of patients said … Continue reading South Sefton patients positive about GPs

Stay safe as lockdown guidance eases

Sefton health professionals have come together to urge residents to stay safe and continue to play their part in reducing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This comes ahead of an easing in lockdown guidance as the infection rates of coronavirus continues to fall. From 4 July, the new guidance will allow additional businesses to open, people can meet in groups of up to two households … Continue reading Stay safe as lockdown guidance eases