Executive Medical Director excluded pending investigation

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust today excluded from work the Executive Medical Director. The exclusion follows an independent review of culture at the Trust led by Prof Surinder Sharma, of Leicester University. The Trust commissioned the review following concerns raised by staff with Care Quality Commission inspectors. The Executive Medical Director will remain excluded while an independently-led … Read more

Driver advice as clubbers head for Creamfields

Advice for drivers to plan their journey ahead of Creamfields fesitival. Highways England is advising drivers traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 over the forthcoming late summer bank holiday weekend with up to 60,000 dance music lovers heading to the annual Creamfields festival in Cheshire. Creamfields 2017 features 4 days of … Read more

Better for babies and young children

Lancashire County Council is asking people to think about growing their family through adoption. A special event will be held at County Hall to help people find out about adoption and the process involved. The information evening takes place on Tuesday 5 September, for anyone thinking about starting or growing their family through adoption to … Read more

NHS remind people to examine their options during summer holidays

Your local NHS in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire are reminding people to prepare for holidays wisely and to examine their options should they or a family member become ill or have an accident whilst out and about over the school holidays. NHS Southport and Formby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS West Lancashire CCG … Read more

Efficient council reduces savings target by millions

Prudent financial planning and bold reforms have helped Wigan Council to be ahead of their savings target, a new report reveals. Wigan Council was one of the worst hit local authorities in the country for budget reductions after the announcement of austerity measures in 2010. Through its Deal for the Future strategy the council has … Read more