Stay safe, warm and well – free health checks, winter advice and freebies at Floral Hall today

Residents can find out top tips and advice on how to stay safe, warm and well this winter, including free health checks, energy saving advice, a Zumba session and cookery demonstrations, 11am – 3.00pm on 4 November at the Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton. The event is hosted by Wirral Council.

Cllr George Davies (r)

Council sets up new group to influence future cycling and walking projects

If you are interested in walking and cycling issues this could be for you. Public policy is increasingly recognising the benefits of encouraging more cycling and walking. The profile is rising,more funding is coming available and the Council is setting up a new group which it wants to be an opportunity to share ideas, news and opportunities and to influence the debate on  future initiatives. Called the Active Travel Group, find out more info, get involved or sign up to the mailing list here

New report: NHS “under significant strain”

Major new report by independent Kings Fund says Government HAS increased NHS funding – but by only 0.8% a year.

Now waiting times are growing and services are under increasing pressure.

While the NHS has performed well in the face of huge challenges, there is now a real risk that patient care will deteriorate

The Tories broke their promises on the NHS in this Parliament. They’ll do it again.

NHS Cuts threaten services at Victoria Central Health Centre

Rebuilt under the last Labour government, now services are at risk! http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11738404.__15m_cuts__put_Wirral_out_patient_services_at_risk_/

Labour will

– Guarantee that you can see a GP within 48 hours

– Bring together health and social care services

– Scrap Cameron’s health and Social Care Act

Why we must stop NHS privatisation – private companies put profit first

The critical difference between public and private healthcare – If it isn’t making making a profit the private sector will walk away.

The only private company running an NHS hospital has given up the contract because of growing A&E demand, reduced funding and criticism from the health watchdog 

Private company pulls out of running NHS hospital

Private company gives up because of A&E pressures and Government cuts. Our NHS isn’t safe with the Tories.