Our services are local and community-based, provided from around 26 sites including care homes and specialist schools across Wirral, and including our main clinical bases, St Catherine’s Health Centre in Birkenhead and Victoria Central Health Centre in Wallasey.
We also provide integrated 0-19+ services in Cheshire East comprising health visiting, school nursing, family nurse partnership and breastfeeding support services from 23 bases including medical centres and children’s centres.
On 1 September we began delivering integrated 0-19+ services in St Helens and on 1 February 2022 we launched our 0-25 services in Knowsley.
Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is one of a handful of places in England to have made significant progress towards truly integrated health and social care provision; of which we are very proud.
In September 2021, we opened the Community Intermediate Care Centre (CICC), our first inpatient wards providing rehabilitation and re-ablement support to people following discharge from the hospital.
During 2020-21 we worked alongside the hospital and other health and social care partners to actively support the system to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Integrated Discharge Team worked with the hospital to affect the requirements of national guidance on effective discharges. We also provide specialist Infection, Prevention and Control in-reach support to care homes across Wirral, to improve infection prevention and control standards, and improve response to outbreaks of COVID-19
In 2020-21, our services collectively delivered over 900,000 contacts, and despite the challenges of the pandemic over 575,500 of these contacts were face to face with our staff supported with all the appropriate PPE to deliver care safely.
Each year we average
- 339,000 Community Nursing appointments / visits.
- 195,000 Contacts with our 0 – 19 Health and Wellbeing service.
- 80,000 People treated at our Walk-in Centres.
- 70,000 Consultations at our MSK and Physiotherapy Service.
- 44,000 People have their feet looked after by our Podiatry Service.
- 30,000 People attend walk in and pre-booked appointments with Sexual Health Wirral.
- 6,500 People treated by our Specialised Dental Service.
Find out more about all our services in the Our Services section. Search by keyword or alphabetically.