Warrington is a large town in Cheshire, located on the banks of the River Mersey, with a resident population of around 209,500.
The borough has a large life expectancy gap between those living in the most and least deprived areas, with smoking-related cancers, alcohol-related illnesses and heart disease among the greatest challenges.
Demands on services – emergency, hospital inpatient, primary care and social care – will be exacerbated by a forecast 17% population increase by 2035 and the long term needs of an ageing population, with Warrington’s over 65s population expected to grow by 27% by 2021.
The health and care system is under enormous strain, as partners try to cope simultaneously with rising demand, staff shortages and unprecedented financial pressures.
Warrington Together is the borough’s main health and social care bodies working together to explore ways of delivering improved, integrated services for residents in Warrington.
Health and social care services will work with the residents of Warrington to create a healthier, happier Borough. Together, Warrington will build a health and social care system to be proud of. One that’s fit for the future and built to last.
Services will be brought together at convenient locations borough-wide, where residents can access the ongoing support they need to manage their own health and wellbeing. Partners will build on strong foundations to make better use of precious resources. Those who need help the most can rely on the most support.
If Warrington was a village of just 100 people…
Children are overweight or obese by year 6
Adults suffer from depression
5-16 year olds have a MH disorder
Will die from cancer
Adults are overweight or obese
Adults under 40 have Type 2 diabetes
People are living with a long term condition
Will die from heart disease
Is the average age that women will live to
People take less than 30 mins exercise a week
Is the average age that men will live to
People are over 75 years of age
Warrington’s Place plan will incorporate the requirements of the NHS Long Term Plan and details the footprint’s priorities for the next five years and how these will be achieved. We’ll upload Warrington’s Place plan once it’s been published.
Dr Andrew Davies, Clinical Chief Officer of NHS Halton CCG and NHS Warrington CCG, is the Place lead for Warrington. To find out more about Andrew and to connect with him via LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter, please visit our ‘Meet the team’ page.