Media Roundup 25th March – 9th April

Cheshire and Merseyside becomes regional hub for Covid-19 database

Digital Health, 25th March – Cheshire and Merseyside has become the first regional data hub for the newly launched national Covid-19 chest imaging database. The consortium has integrated data across 13 trusts, providing researchers with access to 15 years of imaging data across 2.5 million people in the region.

BLOG: ‘Reasons to be cheerful, but we must continue to follow the guidance’

Liverpool Express, 29th March – Director of Public Health Matthew Ashton cautions that the easing of lockdown measures does not mean we can let our guard down.

Merseyside woman benefits from new five-minute breast cancer treatment

ITV News, 6th April – A woman from Merseyside has become one of the first patients to benefit from a new treatment for breast cancer which takes just five minutes to administer. The Phesgo treatment is being rolled out across the NHS in a bid to dramatically reduce the amount of time that patients need to spend in hospital.

Residents expecting second COVID-19 vaccine urged to take up offer

St Helens Star, 7th April – Directors of Public Health in Merseyside and Cheshire are urging people to attend their appointments even though they may feel they are already protected from the virus.

More than 1.4 million vaccines have already been delivered in Merseyside and Cheshire with around 95 per cent of over 70s now having received their first dose.