A “Million Thank –Yous” was the theme for Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust’s recent annual general meeting held 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.
Many of the million patient thank you letters and cards that have been sent to LCH staff and services over the past year, were displayed across the room.
The AGM included presentations from a range of services, and from patients who shared their personal stories about how LCH’s staff had cared for them.
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar unveiled a plaque to officially open the Trust’s new premises, and guests had an opportunity to take a tour of the new state-of-the-art offices,
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.
Its 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 asnd Community Equipment, The Family Nurse Partnership, and a large range of specialist health outreach projects targeted at supporting vulnerable groups.