Licensees set to serve up a
WIRRAL Council and Merseyside Police
are joining forces with licensed premises to ensure the safest possible
Christmas for those out enjoying themselves over the festive period and the
staff who will be serving them.
Through new and existing networks of licensed premises across the borough, key
messages and valuable information and guidance is being shared that will help
licensees identify and deal with potential problems, in some cases before they
Under the terms of their license to sell alcohol, retailers are required to
serve responsibly and premises across Wirral are making a commitment to ensure
their employees uphold this pledge, particularly in the run up to and during
Christmas and New Year.
This includes not serving alcohol to anyone who is clearly already drunk. It
also includes a commitment to challenge anyone who looks as though they are not
old enough to drink alcohol and to not serve them if they can't provide proof of
Premises are being provided with details that will enable them to make a
decision on preventing individuals coming onto their premises if they have a
history of causing trouble.
Information on identity fraud and how to combat it is also being shared across
Cllr Bernie Mooney, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Environment, said:-
"Everyone has a right to be able to celebrate safely at this time of year and
staff working in licensed premises should also not be put in any danger. We all
have a responsibility to look out for one another and by sharing information
across licensed premises and reminding them of the steps they can take to
provide a secure environment for staff and customers, I hope everyone will have
a safe and enjoyable festive period."
Wirral Superintendent Tracy Hayes from Merseyside Police added:- "We have
been working in partnership with our licensees in the Birkenhead and the Heswall
night time economy. Pubs and bars are now taking more responsibility in not
serving people who are already drunk or believed to be underage and this is
playing a part in keeping Wirral a safe place for visitors to enjoy.
Licensees have been made fully aware of the law and their responsibilities under
the Licensing Act and have educated bar staff after what to do if someone comes
to the bar intoxicated demanding a drink.
All staff and customers in licensed premises have the right to work and
socialise at safe and enjoyable places. Police officers will be conducting
multi agency visits to licensed premises at peak times across Wirral over the
festive period and we will be there primarily to keep people safe while they are
having a good time.
People need take responsibility themselves and watch what they drink so that
their behaviour does not let them down and ruin an otherwise great night out.
My message to people over the festive period is this: enjoy yourselves, pace
yourselves, take responsibility for your own behaviour and ensure you wake up
the next morning with memories of a great night out with friends rather than
regret and a sore head."
Award for Roald Dahl Centre
BLOOD disease specialists at the Royal
Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust have been recognised for
making a difference to both patients and staff in the North West.
Professor Cheng Toh, consultant haematologist, and his team at the Roald Dahl
Centre were awarded the:- 'Team Outstanding Achievement – Clinical'
at the:- '2016 NHS North West Leadership Academy Awards.'
The awards celebrate the fantastic work that is going on across the North West
and showcase its leaders’ and teams’ hard work, perseverance and the positive
impact they have.
The Trust’s Academic Palliative Care Unit, Nuclear Medicine Department and
sepsis improvement team were also shortlisted across three separate categories
in the '2016 NHS North West Leadership Academy Awards', recognising exceptional
patient experience, great leadership, living the NHS values and outstanding
The Roald Dahl Centre, located within the Royal Liverpool University Hospital,
opened in 2001. It received funding from the Roald Dahl Foundation because of
the vision to deliver "Marvellous Medicine" to patients with blood
Its reputation has grown and is one of a few nationally accredited Haemophilia
Comprehensive Care centres that has also achieved European accreditation. In
addition, it is also accredited nationally for Haemoglobinopathy services, which
includes sickle cell disease.
Professor Cheng Hock Toh, clinical lead for the Roald Dahl Centre, said:-
"It is fantastic to receive this award as it reinforces the high standards of
care that we provide to our patients on a daily basis.
We have developed a very comprehensive care service for patients with blood
disorders and regularly receive positive feedback about how welcoming our clinic
is. Roald Dahl was a much loved character; it’s important for us that our
service is much loved by our patients."
Can you help find Ms Gillian Fox's next of kin
SEFTON Coroner’s Office have issued an
appeal to trace the family of Gillian Fox, from Litherland, Merseyside, who has
died on Wednesday, 7 December 2016. She is reported to have been aged 64, when
she died at at her home address, in Four Acre Drive. Anyone with information
that could help the coroner trace Ms Fox's next of kin are being asked to
contact Stephen Craig at Sefton Coroner’s Office on:- 0151 777 3422.