‘A Million Thank Yous’ to staff at LCH
Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 24th September, at its new headquarters at Liverpool Innovation Park.
During the event which was attended by more over 250 people, the Trust presented their Annual Report and Financial Accounts for 2012/13, as well as highlighting some of the key achievements of its staff and services from the past year.
Based around the theme of ‘A Million Thank Yous’, this year’s AGM event included presentations from a range of services, and from patients who shared their personal stories about how LCH’s staff had cared for them.
Many of the million patient thank you letters and cards that have been sent to LCH staff and services over the past year, were also displayed across the room.
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Gary Millar also attended the event to officially unveil a plaque to open the Trust’s new premises at Liverpool Innovation Park, and guests had an opportunity to take a tour of the new state-of-the-art offices, which are on track to being awarded a SKA Gold rating for the organisations use of low carbon and sustainable products.
Members of the public also had the opportunity to meet a range of local community health service teams on information stands in a ‘market stall’ area, and chance to sign up to become members of the Trust in order to have more say in the way local health services are run.
Bernie Cuthel, Chief Executive of Liverpool Community Health said: “Over the past year, our staff have provided nearly 2 million patient contacts across Liverpool, Sefton, Knowsley and the surrounding areas of Merseyside.
“Our AGM was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the breadth of services we deliver within our communities every day, and to celebrate some of the ways in which our staff are helping people in our local communities to live longer, healthier lives.”
Liverpool Community Health employs over 3,200 staff, delivering over 65 different community health services from over 100 different health centres and community locations, as well as from patients’ own homes.
It’s core services include: District Nursing, Doctors, Health Promotion Services, Community Matrons, School Nurses, Health Visitors, Dental Services, Walk-in Centres, and Sexual Health Services.
It also provides a range of specialist health services such as Offender Healthcare, Liverpool Wheelchair Service & Community Equipment, The Family Nurse Partnership, and a large range of specialist health outreach projects targeted at supporting vulnerable groups.
For more information about the services that Liverpool Community Health NHS trust provides, please visit: www.liverpoolcommunityhealth.nhs.uk