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This page last updated on 12 January 2021

Merseyside charity scoops share of ₤120,000 festive financial boost

A charity based in Merseyside has won a ₤1,000 Christmas gift thanks to nominations from the public. The charity was nominated to win a share of ₤120,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's annual 12 days of giving Christmas campaign. The Edward Foundation based in St. Helens, which is dedicated to the care, rescue and re-homing of vulnerable Bulldogs, is the local charity set to benefit from the money following overwhelming public support in the area. 5,008 Merseyside residents nominated a cause close to their hearts, with 69 charitable causes in the area receiving votes. The 120 winning charities across the UK were picked at random from those nominated. The full list of the 120 charity winners is available to view online at:-

Thanking supporters in Merseyside, Mark Hews, Group CEO at Ecclesiastical, said:- "Owned by a charity, here at Ecclesiastical our core purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, so charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that ₤1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do, and we're looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better. We hope these donations can bring a positive end to a difficult year and a promising start to 2021."

Last year, Ecclesiastical launched its latest Impact Report to celebrate some of the many good causes it has helped.


Help shape the future of your Local Health Service

HEALTH leaders within Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are inviting people to share their views and experiences of local healthcare, by getting involved with Shaping Care Together, a programme of work designed to improve Hospital services. Like NHS services across the country, our local Hospitals face significant challenges. Some have been with us for years while the urgency of others has been made clear during the Covid19 Pandemic.

Trish Armstrong Child, Chief Executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, said:- "We need to redefine how we provide Hospital services, help people use them only when they need them, and ensure those services are safe, sustainable and high quality. Shaping Care Together aims to do just that; shape, develop and improve future services for everyone by listening to the patients, carers and staff who use and deliver them. We need to build on what we have in place now, understand what works well and how things can be made better."

Shaping Care Together will explore how health and care services are accessible, effective and operated by skilled staff to meet everyone's needs. Care should be integrated with other services so that patients are supported by the services they need as quickly and safely as possible. Views are being sought on what currently works well at Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals as well as in Primary and Community Healthcare Services and in particular, what steps should be taken to improve the following:-

Frail and elderly care.

When you have an urgent or emergency care need.

Services for children including those who have complex needs.

Services for women who are pregnant and for the new born.

Gynaecology, dealing with women's reproductive system.

Sexual health services for all genders.

Planned care, such as follow up outpatient and / or subsequent admissions as part of ongoing treatment.

espite the challenges our Hospitals face, local access to care has been improved by providing services in the community during the evenings and at weekends. Dr Rob Caudwell, Chair of NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), added:- "We need to listen to local people to understand how we commission NHS health and care services and make sure that they meet patient needs. Local initiatives have been introduced which are helping to care for people at home and thereby avoiding admissions to Hospital. For example, a new medical response car with a paramedic on board is being trialled in Southport, which has already started to have a beneficial impact on patient satisfaction, Hospital admissions and length of Hospital stay. We want to hear about how local services at the Hospital and across health organisations are working and what can be improved."

Dr Peter Gregory, local GP and chair of the West Lancashire CCG said:- "It is vital that we build on the strong foundations that are already in place across our system. West Lancashire has some great examples of how coordinated care wraps around a patient in a community setting. However, we understand from previous conversations with our local residents that both the access and quality of primary, community and Hospital services is hugely important, and this is something we should always strive to improve. As part of this listening exercise, we therefore welcome views from residents to share their experiences of using various local services."

Shaping Care Together is led by NHS Southport and Formby CCG NHS West Lancashire CCG and Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and is the 1st stage of a process to understand patient experience and views before any proposals to solve the challenges faced are considered.

This programme will last throughout 2021 and there will be many opportunities for local people to have their say. It is important to stress that no decisions have been made and we are seeking views which will inform our thinking and proposals for change.

Over the coming months there will be lots of different ways for people to get involved but first views can be shared on the dedicated website:- YourSayShapingCareTogether.Co.UK. People who do not feel comfortable using the internet can call:- 01695588025 to receive paper copies of a questionnaire.

Total UK cases Covid19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total number of UK Coronavirus (Covid19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by:- 45,533 cases and the total number now stand at:- 3,164,051 that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

The total number of Covid19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be:- 1,243, within 28 days of positive test, according to the Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is:- 83,203, within 28 days of positive test. Deaths with Covid19 on the death certificate:- 89,243.

The number of Covid19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:- 35,075. The current number of Covid19 patients currently in mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 3,363 Daily number of Covid19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 4,240.

In England, there are a total of:- 2,747,085 confirmed cases. North West - total of:- 442,658 confirmed cases.

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-


Area and number of confirmed cases:- Risen by:-

Liverpool City Region
Nation Lockdown

National UK Restrictions

Liverpool, 35,735 confirmed cases.


Halton, 8,401 confirmed cases.


Knowsley, 12,216 confirmed cases. 285
Sefton, 16,960 confirmed cases.


St. Helens, 11,291 confirmed cases.


Wirral, 17,358 confirmed cases.


Colour Key:- 0  1 to 10 11 to 20 21 to 30  31 to 40 41 to 50 51 to100 101 over  

The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local Authorities around the Liverpool City Region, since start of the Pandemic, are as follows:-


 Blackburn with Darwen, 13,537 confirmed cases.

 Blackpool, 6,995 confirmed cases.

 Bolton, 18,977 confirmed cases.

 Bury, 13,154 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire East, 15,091 confirmed cases.

 Cheshire West and Chester, 15,411 confirmed cases.

 Lancashire, 70,778 confirmed cases.

 Manchester, 40,047 confirmed cases.

 Oldham, 18,247 confirmed cases.

 Preston, 9,714 confirmed cases.

 Rochdale, 16,311 confirmed cases.

 Salford, 17,281 confirmed cases.

 Stockport, 14,746 confirmed cases.

 Tameside, 13,256 confirmed cases.

 Trafford, 12,385 confirmed cases.

 Warrington, 13,034 confirmed cases

 Wigan, 21,917 confirmed cases.

Total UK people who have received vaccination

1st Dose 2nd Dose
2,431,648 412,167
Jab Stats correct as of 11 January 2021
The vaccination programme began on 8 December 2020 with people receiving the vaccine developed by Pfizer / BioNTech, and people began receiving the Oxford University / AstraZeneca vaccine from 4 January 2021. Both vaccines are given as 2 doses, at least 21 days apart, for a full vaccination course.

Daily reported Covid19 deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st laboratory confirmed positive Covid19 test.   Daily and cumulative numbers of Covid19 patients admitted to Hospital. Data are not updated every day by all 4 nations and the figures are not comparable as Wales include suspected Covid19 patients while the other nations include only confirmed cases.


The latest R number is estimated at:- 1 to 1.4 with a daily infection growth rate range of:- 0% to +6% as of 8 January 2021.

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