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How lockdown increased Liverpool’s intake of Alcohol

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Lockdown was tough for all, many felt isolated and alone, and some turned to the bottle. Liverpool City Council has published its Public Health Annual Report (PHAR) for 2021 which includes the statistic that 'heavier drinking (4 x a week)...

NHS service for people experiencing language barriers is branded “inadequate”

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A report has found that local NHS services are poorly serving those who don’t speak English as a first language. The study by Healthwatch Liverpool found: “People who experience language barriers struggle at all points of their healthcare journey. “They find...

Campaign to find woman’s life-saving stem cell match comes to Liverpool

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A swab drive campaign to find a Liverpool alumni's stem cell match to save her life came to the city yesterday. Yvette Chin, 41 has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, a rare and aggressive form of blood cancer. After many...

Public uncertain when life will be back to ‘normal’ after coronavirus

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As Coronavirus cases continue to rise, members of the British public are still unsure when they feel life will return to normal. In a survey conducted by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), more than 30% feel that it will...
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End of free Covid tests is ‘balanced approach’, says immunologist

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The government has made a sensible decision in withdrawing free mass COVID tests, a Liverpool John Moores University immunologist believes. From April 1, the vast majority of lateral flow and PCR tests in England will now incur a cost. Dr Darren...
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Pandemic led to ‘perfect storm’ for Liverpool health inequalities, new report says

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The Covid pandemic created the 'perfect storm' for health inequalities says a new Liverpool City Council report. The 2021 Public Health Annual Report details Liverpool's journey through the pandemic. Ward level data in the report shows that those in the most...

Art installation takes over Liverpool Museum for the 2nd anniversary of the pandemic

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An art installation about people's lived experiences of Covid has been projected on the side of Liverpool Museum. Two years of loss and change to lifestyles is being marked by 'Visible Virals' a six-week art project across Liverpool. It looks to highlight...

‘Get as much support as you can’ – living with endometriosis

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March is the 29th annual Endometriosis Awareness month, bringing attention to a condition which affects 1.5 million people in the UK and which has no cure. Endometriosis is a condition where cells similar to the ones that grow on...
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Covid cases rise again in Liverpool

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Covid cases have increased by 18.9% in the Liverpool City Region over the past week. Over the previous week between March 15 and 21 2022, 3,306 people had a confirmed positive result. This is the highest Covid case count since the...

Hospital staff say “walls are coming off” as they wait for new building

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Staff at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital have raised concerns about worsening conditions at the hospital as they await the move to a new building. A new building was first approved in 2013 and scheduled to open in 2017, but...

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