Living Well with Diabetes

11:50am Thursday 20th March 2014

Over 25,000 people living in Wirral have diabetes or are at risk of developing the condition without knowing it.

Nursing care where and when you need it

10:57am Wednesday 5th February 2014

You don’t need to be in hospital to receive nursing care. Wirral Community NHS Trust’s community nurses provide nursing care and support for a wide range of health needs where you live or at a community health clinic.

Heart disease – reduce the risk, learn the symptoms

10:45am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

With an estimated one in five men and one in eight women in the UK dying from heart disease - looking after your heart is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Read how you can reduce the risks and spot the symptoms...

Livewell - the BIG launch!

1:40pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

January is the time of year when around seven million of us will make a New Year's resolution to improve an aspect of their health and wellbeing. For help and support to quit smoking, lose weight or get more active call the Livewell Programme on 0151 630 8383.

Get the right healthcare for you this winter

Wirral Globe: Choose Well

1:11pm Monday 23rd December 2013

Over the festive period you may find that the opening hours of services and GPs have changed making it hard to find the right service or treatment but here are a few of the Wirral Community NHS Trust services you might find it useful to know about.

Do you know how to choose well this winter?

Wirral Globe: Winter health

10:12am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Did you know that almost half of people who attend A&E last year could have been treated elsewhere? Do you know how to Choose Well?

Could you have a heart rhythm problem?

10:29am Wednesday 27th November 2013

One of the most common heart rhythm problems and a major cause of stroke is atrial fibrillation. It’s estimated that one in four people will develop it but do you know what it is and would you know how to recognise the symptoms?

21 November is stop pressure ulcers day!

Wirral Globe: Stop pressure ulcers

9:34am Wednesday 13th November 2013

Did you know that Christopher Reeve (superman) died due to heart problems associated with an infected pressure ulcer? But what is a pressure ulcer, who can be affected and how can you prevent them?

Are you growing a moustache for Movember 2013?

Wirral Globe: Are you growing a moustache for Movember 2013?

2:02pm Thursday 31st October 2013

Movember is back again this year and men across the world will be growing moustaches to help raise awareness of men’s health issues.

It’s national cholesterol week (14-20 October 2013)

10:52am Wednesday 16th October 2013

Cholesterol is a fatty substance carried in your blood and is vital for your body to function, but high levels of cholesterol can increase your risk of serious health conditions such as heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke.   

Backcare Awareness Week 7-11 October - Are you living with back pain

11:37am Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Back pain is extremely common with about four in five people suffering at some point in their lifetime. The types of pain can vary but usually feels like an ache, tension or stiffness in your back and can be triggered by bad posture, bending awkwardly, or lifting incorrectly. Back pain is most common in the lower back, although it can be felt anywhere along your spine, from your neck down to your hips and can impact on many activities that you would normally like to do.  By visiting a Wirral Community NHS Trust specialist physiotherapist or osteopath you will receive treatment that will help  you to recover, reduce the chances of developing further back pain and lessen the impact it may be having on your life.

Earl of Wessex opens new Wirral health centre

Wirral Globe: The Earl of Wessex on arrival at the centre this afternoon. Picture: Paul Heaps

4:36pm Monday 23rd September 2013

THE Earl of Wessex has officially opened the new St Catherine’s Health Centre in Birkenhead this afternoon.

Sexual health made simple

Wirral Globe: Sexual health made simple

9:27am Wednesday 18th September 2013

This week is sexual health awareness week! Making positive choices about contraception and having safer sex is important, not only to avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but also to protect your relationships and general health and wellbeing.

It's back to school, lunch matters!

10:03am Thursday 5th September 2013

The lunch time break gives your child the opportunity to mix with their friends, exercise, relax and recharge for the afternoon.

Get up and about this summer!

Wirral Globe: Look out for the Wirral CT Campervan!

11:40am Wednesday 21st August 2013

Summer is here! It’s a great time to get up and about, enjoy the sunshine and light nights with family and friends and get more active.

Are you struggling to cope or feeling overwhelmed?

9:36am Wednesday 24th July 2013

Taking part in activities, learning relaxation techniques, new recipes and eating healthier and better foods can help boost your mood and improve your overall emotional and physical wellbeing.

Celebrating 65 years of the NHS!

10:34am Wednesday 10th July 2013

Did you know that both men and women live an average of 10 years longer than they did before the NHS was introduced in 1948?

It's Continence Awareness Week (24 - 30 June)

9:26am Wednesday 26th June 2013

It’s Continence Awareness week (24- 30 June)

It’s Diabetes Week - 9-15 June 2013

1:52pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

Diabetes  Week is a national campaign led by Diabetes UK to raise awareness, raise funds and pioneer research to help people with diabetes.  According to figures published by Diabetes UK, there are over 16,000 people aged over 17 who are registered diabetic with a GP in Wirral. Having the right healthcare is essential for the wellbeing of all people with diabetes and Diabetes UK promote 15 healthcare essentials to help people ensure they get the right level of care they need, including: getting your blood pressure checked, having your weight checked, help to quit smoking, and having your feet checked.

Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month…

11:42am Wednesday 29th May 2013

June is National Breastfeeding Month – a month to celebrate breastfeeding and encourage dads and partners to get involved! Breastfeeding is a natural process and can help create a special bond between mums and their babies, but it can take time for mums to feel comfortable and confident to breastfeed. That’s why it is really important for dads and partners to get involved and give mum the support she may need.



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