We work closely with the services we commission (buy) for the local community
We attend regular involvement meetings with our providers so we can participate and talk to local people about their experiences of accessing health and social care.
All information captured at the events is reviewed and forms part of the work we do across the organisation.
Click on the links to find out more about each organisation's patient involvement and feedback channels:
Healthwatch Halton is an independent organisation set up to champion the views of patients and social care users in Halton, with the goal of making services better and improving health and wellbeing. They want to hear about your views, needs and experiences to help Halton get the best possible health and care.
Tel: 0300 777 6543
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a provider of community health services in Warrington.
Tel: 01942 482630
North West Boroughs Healthcare delivers a range of health services across a population of more than 3.5 million people to support local communities to live life well. These include community-based physical health services, as well as mental health and learning disability services. They also deliver community and inpatient mental health services across Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan and Bolton.
Tel: 01925 664000
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides health care services across the towns of Warrington, Runcorn (where Halton General Hospital is based), Widnes and the surrounding areas. They are responsible for a budget of around £215 million each year, manage over 4,200 staff and provide access to care for over 500,000 patients.
Tel: 01925 635911
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust provides a full range of acute and intermediate healthcare services across our sites at St Helens, Whiston and Newton hospitals, including inpatient, outpatient, intermediate care, maternity and emergency services. The Trust provide treatment for over 4 million people across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.
Tel: 0151 4261600
SHAP was started by a group of people who were concerned about the rising number of young homeless people. They work with vulnerable groups such as BAME and refugees.
Tel: 01744 454056
Halton CCG works with a wide range of Voluntary Community Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners to co-develop projects and shape commissioning intentions.
A good example is our current work reviewing Halton’s social prescribing system. We have worked closely with key VCSE providers including Halton CAB, Halton & ST Helens VCA, Halton Carers Centre, Runcorn & Widnes Cancer Support, Wellbeing Enterprises CIC and many more. We’ve engaged with these stake holders to ensure that their views are considered when developing the new system. This has been done in various ways such as workshops, group visits and one-to-one interviews. We want to widen our model so that we can work with even more of the 500 local VCSE Groups.
Another example is our work with local veterans. We’ve engaged with the local veteran population and found that many veterans have very practical skills and would like to utilise them. Working with other local partners we’ve managed to secure funding that has provided and base and tools for the veterans. This allowed them to set up a furniture up cycling project which has distributed furniture to over 400 people in need.
We no longer have a monthly radio show, but Podcasts of our previous shows are available to listen to online https://vcaradio.com/
The radio show now comes under the umbrella of One Halton, in which we still maintain a voice for and with the public.