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A special thank you to all who have supported Healthwatch Wirral during 2019. We wish you all health and happiness for the new year.

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Where can I go for help when I’m ill in winter?

Cold weather can trigger or worsen health problems, so it’s important that you know where to go for help if you become unwell.

This winter, the NHS is running a campaign called ‘Help us help you’ to help people understand how to stay well during the winter and which services to use when they need support.

Take a look at the information below to find out which is the most appropriate service to meet your needs.

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Source: Healthwatch England

Healthy Wirral campaign continues in the New Year

This year, we partnered with NHS Wirral and embarked on a week-long Roadshow to spread the message about ‘Healthy Wirral’, a campaign that aims to inform people on the widespread changes being implemented by the NHS on how health and care services will start to be delivered over the next five years. We are now planning the second phase of the Healthy Wirral campaign and will be heading out on the road again in the New Year to keep up the conversation on “building a healthier Wirral for all”.

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Source: Healthwatch Wirral

Charity offers Christmas breakfast and company to survivors

A Wirral-based charity will once again open its doors on Christmas Day to support women from all walks of life. Continuing their annual tradition for the fifth year running, Wirral’s Domestic Abuse Alliance partners Tomorrow’s Women Wirral (TWW) will open from 10am – 12pm on the big day for a festive breakfast.

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Source: Wirral View

Christmas and New Year 2019/20 Cheshire and Merseyside Pharmacy Bank Holiday Opening Hours

Linked below are the Cheshire and Merseyside Bank Holiday Opening Hours for pharmacies for the 3 bank holidays over the Christmas and New Year period (Green indicates Directed Pharmacies or those with an SLA in place).

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Download Merseyside

Source: NHS England

Council services information for Christmas 2019

Wirral Council has confirmed details of Christmas opening hours for key services. As in previous years, council staff have to take unpaid leave every year as part of budget saving measures. Taking these days at Christmas allows a number of council buildings to be closed, making savings of more than £1 million.

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Source: Wirral Council

Healthwatch Wirral's Independent Advocacy Support

If you are unhappy about any aspect of NHS care or treatment you or others have received and would like to make a complaint, we can offer support through our Independent Advocacy Support service.

Click here to find out more...

Source: Healthwatch Wirral

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