Liverpool City Region Health
A special summit exploring the region’s
ambition to transform the health and wellbeing of the Liverpool City Region has
Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson and Cllr Andy Moorhead, portfolio lead for
Health, Wellbeing and Social Care for the Liverpool City Region Combined
Authority were joined by more than 200 local authority, health and community
leaders at: The Venue, Huyton.
The Liverpool City Region Health Summit aimed to kick start conversations about
health in the region and the need to change.
Cllr Andy Moorhead opened the Health Summit. He said:- "Everyone in our
many diverse communities should have the equal opportunity to live long, healthy
and happy lives.
The Health Summit is just the start of a conversation to explore how local
leaders and the community can work together to improve these opportunities.
It provided the opportunity to discuss and explore how we can improve the
overall health and wellbeing in the Liverpool City Region, with our residents
being integral to everything that we do.
There is a huge potential that working in collaboration with our community and
our partners this can happen."
Matthew Ashton, Director of Public Health at Sefton and Knowsley, addressed the
Summit on how to improve the health and wellbeing of the City Region. He added:-
"In simple terms healthy people are happier people and happier people are
Healthy populations are more economically prosperous populations, and vice versa,
but the average life expectancy in Merseyside is 2 to 3 years lower than
This varies substantially across the Liverpool City Region depending on where
you live and is something we all need to look at together and address. Through
the Health Summit we can bring together all our professional knowledge to look
at the challenges and opportunities surrounding health for everyone in the
Liverpool City Region."
The summit also highlighted the challenges facing health services in the region,
including financial challenges and pressures on accident and emergency services.
Clare Duggan, Director for Commissioning Operations, NHS England, added:-
"The Liverpool City Region has a population of more than 1.5 million people and
collectively we all have a duty to ensure the best quality of care for every
single 1 of them.
There is a real opportunity to work with local communities and partners to meet
this collective challenge, to improve and transform our health and care system
over the next 5 years."
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