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Issue:- 26 September 2013

Fees go coin only after vandals attack parking machines

PATIENTS and visitors should ensure they have sufficient coins to pay for parking at Southport and Ormskirk hospitals after ticket machines were vandalised.  Trust facilities manager Geoff Wilding said:- "Unfortunately, vandals have damaged the mechanism which takes bank notes and the payment machines can now only take coins. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause visitors, although we have machines inside the hospital buildings which change notes into coins at both sites.  We are working with the machine manufacturers to improve their resilience and durability to prevent this happening again once they're repaired."

Dame Carol praises support for staff health and well-being

Dame Carol Black inside with a plaque to mark the occasion.

A leading Government advisor has praised a NHS trust for its "excellent" efforts to support the health and well-being off staff. Professor Dame Carol Black was officially opening Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust's Health and Well-being Centre at Ormskirk hospital.  She said:- "One of the great things about this centre, which is a really excellent thing to do, is the combining of conventional occupational health and safety with real prevention and promotion of health and well-being.  You're recognising that people's mental and physical well-being must be part of the same thing. You can't have occupational health over here and wellbeing over there. They need to be together."

Trust chairman Sir Ron Watson CBE and staff from across the Trust joined Dame Carol for the opening ceremony.

 Dame Carol Black cutting the ribbon to open the centre, with Trust chairman Sir Ron Watson CBE

The centre provides a range of services for staff including health screening; an occupational vaccination programme; support for sick staff; management of inoculation injuries; advice on rehabilitation and ill health retirement; and, access to physiotherapy and counselling services.

Linda Lewis, Health and Well-being Manager, said:- "I am very lucky to have such a brilliant, knowledgeable and supportive team around me. I have also been overwhelmed by the support that has been provided to assist us in the preparation for the opening."

Sharon Partington, Director of HR and Communications, added:- "Developing the Health and Well-being Centre represents is significant investment by the Trust and value and demonstrates the importance we place in the welfare of our staff."


MERSEYSIDE Police Officers from the force's Roads Policing Unit are asking if anyone who witnessed a serious road traffic collision, on the Ormskirk Road, Aintree, near to the Race Course Retail Park on Thursday, 19 September 2013. It is reported that 2 vehicles were in the collision, that happened around 2.30pm. A 2 year old child was taken to hospital by Ambulance and is reported to have had suffered minor injuries as a result of the collision. If you did witnessed this incident to please contact Merseyside Police on:- 0151 777 5444.

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