Partnership was ‘key’ in face of COVID says Sefton Council Health Service Annual Review
Partnership and the importance of working together is the underlying theme of a new video and report from Sefton Council’s Public Health service.
Protect and support
Looking back at the COVID-19 pandemic, the new annual report highlights how the Council’s Public Health team worked closely with colleagues in the health sector, Sefton Voluntary Services (CVS), care homes and schools to protect and support people across the Borough.
The video report also highlights the important role played by Sefton’s residents, communities and businesses in protecting each other from COVID.
Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing said: “This report looks back at the effects of the COVID-19 and the way in which our Public Health team and out partners quickly adapted and found new ways of working with each other to deal with the unprecedented pandemic.
“It is a testament to the dedication of our officers and their colleagues in what they did and continue to do all they could to protect those most vulnerable to the serious and potentially fatal impact of the coronavirus.
“But it is also a tribute to the way in which residents and businesses stepped up and followed the guidance and rules to keep each other safe and shows the strength of community in our Borough.
“Once again I would like to thank everyone across Sefton for all the sacrifices they have made and also to all Council’s and our partners’ hardworking staff who have delivered services to keep us all safe and well during incredibly difficult times.”
Cllr Moncur said that while the COVID-19 has still not gone away, and the Council is still urging people to ensure they are fully vaccinated and to exercise caution when out and about in busy places.
He added: “COVID-19 presented us with huge challenges but also plenty of valuable lessons in Public Health and right across the Council in how we can work together and as we move forward.”