Liverpool City Region COVID-19 Updates - 2020-08-17

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This page last updated on 17 August 2020

Share your experience of leaving Hospital to improve the NHS

TO respond to the Coronavirus outbreak, Hospitals local to Sefton had to quickly change how patients were discharged in order to free up beds. Now, as part of the national #BecauseWeAllCare campaign, Healthwatch Sefton wants local people to share their story on how these changes have affected the care you or your loved 1 has received. The campaign is encouraging everyone to support the NHS recovery by providing feedback about health services including Hospital discharge.

Diane Blair, manager of Healthwatch Sefton, explains:- "Following these changes, if you've been in Hospital recently you should have:-

Been discharged within 2 hours, once you no longer needed Hospital care.

Had your care and support needs assessed once you have left Hospital.

Been moved to the 1st available bed in a Care Home, if you cannot go home.

Had any further care or support you need fully funded by the NHS.

While these changes have successfully got people out of Hospital and helped the NHS manage the demand created by Coronavirus, we don't know how the new processes are working for both patients, their families and healthcare professionals."

Healthwatch Sefton is asking local people to take 10 minutes to share feedback on what happened when they or a loved one have been discharged from Hospital by completing the leaving Hospital survey. Or you can share your experience by going to the Feedback Centre on the Healthwatch Sefton website. All feedback is anonymous. Alternatively, contact the team via email:- Info@HealthWatchSefton.Co.UK or call:- 0800 206 1304.

Metro Mayor Steve comments on Government U-turn over A-Levels and GCSE's

IN a statement over the Government's U-turn on A-Level and GCSE results, Metro Mayor of the Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, said:- "I'm glad that the Government has belatedly u-turned on their disastrous decision to disproportionately punish students for living in less affluent areas. It is a shame that it has taken 5 days of anger, upset and hurt for them to see sense, especially considering we had already seen the mess in Scotland the week before. The Government's lack of foresight on this looks set to create a whole new set of problems with regard to University places, which I'm sure UCAS and the universities themselves will have to scramble to clean up. This sorry episode has done a lot of damage to young people and the Government owes it to them to ensure they are able to quickly and smoothly transition into the University they deserve."

Total UK cases COVID-19 cases in and around Liverpool City Region

THE total  number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 713 cases and the total number now stand at 319,197, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals.

Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 3 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 41,369.

In England, there are a total of 275,834 confirmed cases. North West - total of 50,069 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows.

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


Liverpool, 2,709 confirmed cases.

Halton, 729 confirmed cases.

Knowsley, 1,055 confirmed cases. 

Sefton, 1,625 confirmed cases.

St. Helens, 1,255 confirmed cases


Wirral, 2,103 confirmed cases.

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

Blackburn with Darwen, 1,687 confirmed cases.


Blackpool, 1,079 confirmed cases.


Bolton, 2,167 confirmed cases.


Bury, 1,469 confirmed cases.


Cheshire East, 2,322 confirmed cases.


Cheshire West and Chester, 2,089 confirmed cases.


Lancashire, 7,732 confirmed cases.


Manchester, 3,809 confirmed cases.


Oldham, 2,626 confirmed cases.


Preston, 1,356 confirmed cases.


Rochdale, 2,074 confirmed cases.


Salford, 1,645 confirmed cases.


Stockport, 1,915 confirmed cases.


Tameside, 1,789 confirmed cases.


Trafford, 1,565 confirmed cases.


Warrington, 1,394 confirmed cases


Wigan, 2,248 confirmed cases.


Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the first laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.

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