Chair appointed for new health and social care watchdog in Sefton

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Chair appointed for new health and social care watchdog in Sefton

Healthwatch Sefton is the new independent consumer champion for health and social care. There is a Local Healthwatch in every borough across England, and Healthwatch Sefton has taken over responsibilities from the Sefton Local Involvement Network (LINk) and additional services from the NHS around advice and guidance.

It will bring together the views and experiences of Sefton residents to improve health and social care services. Healthwatch Sefton will remain independent whilst challenging local providers and working in partnership to improve frontline services.

Maureen Kelly (right), the newly-appointed Chair of Healthwatch Sefton is looking forward to working with local organisations and individuals to ensure they are represented and their voices are heard.

“I am very excited to be taking up this new role as chair of Healthwatch Sefton” says Maureen. “I have lived in Sefton for most of my life and feel that it is a privilege to be able to represent the views of fellow Sefton residents in the very important area of health and social care which can make such a difference to our quality of life”.

Maureen is also Chief Executive of Neurosupport and represents Sefton residents on the board of governors at the Liverpool Women’s Hospital.

“Working in this area has helped me to realise the importance of timely up to date information and the need to have someone to talk to at significant times in your life when, maybe for the first time, you come in contact with health and social care services and need to find the correct route through the system”.

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