Flying the flag for the Merchant Navy

On Friday 1 September West Lancashire Borough Council will fly the Red Ensign to raise awareness of the UK’s dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers. The Red Ensign flag will be hoisted on the flagstaff outside the Council Offices at 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, at 10am. Members of the public are welcome to come to the … Read more

Support your local hospital at Southport Flower Show

Although more used to cannulas than calendulas, doctors, nurses and therapists from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are hosting a stand at Southport Flower Show this week. The stand will be hosted by staff from across the hospital who can chat to visitors about working there, what we’re doing to improve our patients’ experience … Read more

Famous motoring experts to commentate and judge at the Ormksirk MotorFest

Former Top Gear presenter Steve Berry and legendary motor racing commentator Neville Hay will be sharing their expert knowledge with motor racing fans at the 2017 Ormskirk MotorFest on Sunday 27 August. The MotorFest is one of the North West’s biggest free family events, and thousands of people are expected to come to Ormskirk to … Read more

Famous car that won the British Grand Prix coming to the Ormskirk MotorFest

Motor racing fans are in for a fantastic treat at the Ormskirk Motorfest as a fabulous racing car that won the British Grand Prix in 1957 is coming to the free extravaganza on Sunday 27 August. That race 60 years ago at Aintree Circuit Club was a historic day as Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks … Read more

Health Secretary praises Trust’s ‘exceptional improvement’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has congratulated staff for “exceptional improvement” made at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. The Trust was the most improved in England between January and March for getting patients home from hospital. Shorter hospital stays are an indicator of efficient care as well as releasing beds to newly poorly patients who … Read more