Media Roundup 26th February – 12th March

Merseyside GP’s urge residents to act on Ovarian Cancer symptoms

The Guide Liverpool, 1st March – GPs in Sefton are urging residents to be clear on the warning signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer and to contact their GP practice with any concerns. Dr Debbie Harvey, Macmillan GP and cancer clinical lead at NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group talks about the symptoms of cervical cancer in this article.

Baby-loss charity CRADLE launches at Leighton Hospital

Nantwich News, 1st March – Leighton Hospital has received pregnancy loss comfort bags to support bereaved local parents. The charity provides extra support for parents going through baby loss. This includes producing comfort bags for women who are spending time in hospital. The hospital has received its first set of the comfort bags, which contain essential items such as shampoo, shower gel and toothpaste, that can be given to women who are admitted following pregnancy loss up 24 weeks gestation.

Covid: Services launched to support mental wellbeing of Cheshire key workers

The Standard, 3rd March – A series of initiatives are being launched to support the mental wellbeing of key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) has teamed up with two Ellesmere Port-based Healthbox Community Interest Company and Insight Healthcare to offer the service. The initiatives will provide vital support for health and care workers across Cheshire and Wirral, as well as teachers, paramedics and police officers.

Covid-19 has taken its toll on the ‘forgotten’ social care workforce – study

Wirral Globe, 8th March – Social care providers have had to take “drastic action” to remain sustainable because of consistent cost pressures amid the coronavirus crisis, which has taken a heavy toll on workers in the sector, according to a new report. Almost two out of three providers surveyed reported an increase in absenteeism among staff relating to mental health since the beginning of the pandemic.

Most of the 72 social care providers surveyed by Hft now offer mental health awareness training, while almost two thirds now provide in-house mental health first-aiders.