Call for Sefton views on services at Liverpool Women’s Hospital

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Healthwatch Sefton is joining forces with the borough’s health commissioners to encourage residents to give their views of the services provided by Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Trust.

The local health champion, NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Southport and Formby CCG know that many families in the borough choose to be cared for at the specialist city based hospital on Crowne Street.

So, they are working together to encourage people to submit their views and experiences as part of a review being led by Liverpool CCG into services for women and newborn babies provided by the trust.

Diane Blair, Healthwatch Sefton manager, said: “We’d urge anyone with experience of services at the Women’s Hospital to take a couple of minutes to complete Liverpool CCG’s online survey, or attend one of our local Healthwatch Sefton events. People’s experience of all health services is essential to making improvements in the future, so don’t miss out on having your say about Liverpool Women’s.”

Healthwatch Sefton is holding ‘coffee and cake’ and ‘tea and toast’ events, where people can hear more from members of NHS Liverpool CCG’s review team. The informal sessions are taking place on:

  • Coffee and cake: 9 August, Lord Street West United Church, Southport, PR8 2BH, 2pm – 3.30pm
  • Tea and toast: 11 August, 10.30am – 12pm, Bootle Cricket Club, Wadham Rd, Bootle, L20 2DD

Dr Wendy Hewitt, children and maternity clinical lead for NHS South Sefton CCG, said: “It’s important that Sefton residents take this opportunity to give their views and experiences of services at the trust because we know a number of them choose to be treated there, and this is why we are supporting Liverpool CCG’s review, which is part of its wider Healthy Liverpool Programme.”

Dr Rob Caudwell, NHS Southport and Formby CCG’s chair and clinical lead for children’s and maternity services, added: “We’d encourage as many Sefton residents as possible who’ve used these services to give their views, which will be used to help shape the future of the trust so it continue to remain safe and sustainable into the future.”

Diane concluded: “Completing the survey only takes a couple of minutes and you can find it on Liverpool CCG’s website, along with more information about their review, including a really informative animation setting out the need for change at the trust.”

You can find links to the survey, a list of frequently asked questions and a short animation about the review from the Liverpool CCG website

If you would like to attend a Healthwatch Sefton ‘tea and toast’ or ‘coffee and cake’ session, please confirm your place by calling 0151 920 0726 extension 240, emailing or text / mobile 07434810438.