Health leaders ask local
people to examine their options
NHS leaders across North Sefton and
West Lancashire are asking for the public's help this winter to keep health
services available for those who need them.
As part of the Examine Your Options campaign, health and social care providers
are working together to advise local communities on the range of health services
available to them.
Jonathan Parry, Chief Executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust
said:- "We are seeing unprecedented demand for care from older, frailer
patients and people living with long-term health conditions.
These patients often require hospital treatment but can take longer to get
better and may need care arranging at home, delaying their discharge and
limiting the beds available to new patients.
This is why we are experiencing unavoidable delays in some departments such as
Accident and Emergency. Our staff, many of whom are working long hours, continue
to demonstrate their tireless dedication and commitment to patients during this
Fiona Clark, of NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and
Mike Maguire, of NHS West Lancashire CCG, said:- "As demand for care
rises, together with our colleagues from Council social services, we are working
to ensure patients get the best and most appropriate care.
However, we'd also like to encourage local people to consider the health service
options available to them and not just A&E. Walk In Centres and pharmacies
don't require appointments but are available to offer advice and treatment on a
A&E is for people facing life threatening and serious emergencies such as
serious accidents, serious burns, breathing problems, heart attacks and strokes.
Therefore the health organisations are supporting the Examine Your Options
campaign, which highlights the range of health services available to people.
Pharmacies. Pharmacists are qualified to offer advice on health issues and
medication as well as treat coughs, colds and other common illnesses without an
appointment. Private consultation rooms are available. The pharmacy minor
ailments scheme means that you can have a consultation with your pharmacist and
obtain advice about treatment.
GP out-of-hours services. If you need to see a GP when your local practice is
closed, simply dial the usual number and you will be automatically redirected to
the GP out-of-hours team.
NHS Walk In Centres. With no appointment necessary, Walk In Centres are managed
by doctors and nurses who are available to deal with minor illnesses and
► Skelmersdale Walk in Centre at The Concourse (01695 554260) is open weekdays
7am to 10pm and weekends 9am to 5pm.
► West Lancashire Health Centre, to the left of the main entrance at Ormskirk
hospital, (01695 588800) is open 8am to 10pm weekdays and weekends.
► Litherland Walk-in Centre at Hatton Hill Road, L21 9JN (0151 475 4667) is open
8am to 8pm daily.
Emergency dentist. If you need emergency treatment when your dentist is closed,
call:- 01704 548863 from Southport and Formby or call:- 01772 777397 if you are in West Lancashire.
To find your local NHS services, you can also go to:-
NHS.UK, to use the free service finder.
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and its NHS commissioners are easing
the pressure on services over winter by investing an extra £3m through the local
Care Closer to Home programme. Among the schemes the NHS is funding are:-
► Dedicated nurses to help co-ordinate care for vulnerable patients and offer
additional support in community settings.
► A Short Stay Unit at Southport Hospital to treat and discharge frail older
people and offer them the specialist care they need.
► Extra staff in A&E, radiography and mental health liaison.
► 38 community beds in local nursing homes to provide appropriate out of
► Some additional GP appointment slots, and GPs in local nursing homes to treat
people quickly and avoid hospital admissions.
Public welcome at local NHS
Trust board meeting
SOUTHPORT and Ormskirk Hospital NHS
Trust will hold its next board meeting on Wednesday, 28 January 2015, at 9am.
The meeting will be held in the Board Room in the Corporate Management Office at
Southport and Formby District General Hospital. Members of the public are
welcome to attend and observe the meeting. Anyone with a special requirement
should contact the Trust in advance on:- 01704 704783. The agenda will be
available on the Trust website in advance of the meeting. Supporting papers will
be made available on the day.
Craven Minor JFL
Results Week Ending 11 January
Under 11 Premier
Southport FC Juniors 9-0 Birkdale United
Burscough 2-0 S&A Red
Under 11 Championship
Formby JSC Black 5-1 Formby Athletic
Trinity Blue 3-4 Phoenix
Crosby Stuart 7-0 Hesketh Colts
Redgate Yellow 1-3 S&A Blue
Under 12 Premiership
Trinity Blue 5-2 Trinity White
Formby Rangers 3-1 Altown United
Hesketh Colts 1-9 Birkdale United
Under 12 Championship
Formby JSC Black 2-4 Mitch Green
S&B Yellow 3-8 Phoenix
Ormskirk 1-0 S&A Amateurs
Southport FC Juniors 1-3 Southport Trinity
Formby JSC 6-0 Redgate Rovers
Formby Athletic 9-1 S&A Amateurs
Birkdale United 2-7 North Sefton
S&A Amateurs 3-2 Hesketh Colts
Redgate Rovers 0-5 Birkdale United
Southport FC Juniors 0-7 Southport Trinity
Southport FC Juniors 3-0 S&A Amateurs
Formby JSC 0-2 Redgate Yellow
Under 17/18 Premiership
Town Green 3-3 Myers
AFC Liverpool 4-1 Hudson Rangers
Lydiate v Birkdale United
Under 17/18 Championship
Birkdale Black 1-0 S&A Blue
Burscough Green 4-1 Redgate Yellow
Hudson Celtic 5-2 Formby JSC Black
Fixtures Week Ending 11 January 2015
Under 11 Harry Cope Cup
Burscough v Southport FC Juniors
Birkdale United v Formby JSC White
Trinity White v Redgate White
S&A Blue v S&A Red
Maghull Youth v Trinity Blue
Crosby Stuart v Hesketh Colts
Formby JSC Black v Redgate Yellow
Phoenix v Formby Athletic
Under 12 Joseph Jackson Cup
Formby Athletic v Mitch Green
Formby Rangers v Altown United
Trinity Blue v Trinity White
Southport FC Juniors v Formby JSC White
Under 12 Premiership
Birkdale United v Trinity White
Altown United v Hesketh Colts
Under 12 Championship
Mitch Red Warriors v Redgate Rovers
Under 13 Catherine Oldfield Cup
Formby Athletic v Southport FC Juniors
Birkdale R v Hesketh Colts
Birkdale Black v Southport Trinity
Under 14 Maric Cup
Birkdale Black v Redgate Rovers
Southport Trinity v Southport FC Juniors
Under 15 Tom Owens Cup
Birkdale United 3-2 Southport Trinity
Under 15 Karen Potter Cup
The Hares v Birkdale United
Southport FC Juniors v Southport Trinity
Formby JSC v Redgate Rovers
Under 16 Ken & Les Cup
Formby JSC v S&A Amateurs
Hesketh Colts v Redgate Yellow
Under 17/18 Gordon Hyde Price
Town Green v Burscough Green
Lydiate v Redgate Rovers
Dynamo Rangers v Hudson Rangers
S&A Blue v Birkdale Black
AFC Liverpool v Redgate Yellow
Hudson Celtic v Formby JSC Black
Birkdale United v S&A Red
Southport Trinity v Myers