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Introducing... Physical Health Services

Being physically well has an impact on your mental wellbeing. If you live in South Sefton your physical health services, previously provided by Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust are now being offered by Mersey Care. We’re also proud to be providing your community based addictions services across Sefton.

What are Community Physical Health services?

We aim to support and coordinate the health and wellbeing of Sefton residents. We want people to live independently at home for as long as possible, and where possible prevent them from being admitted to hospital.

Services to enable residents to be cared for within their community are delivered from health centres, community venues, patients’ homes and a rehabilitation ward in Aintree Hospital. These services include community matrons, district nursing, treatment rooms, speech therapy, physiotherapy, urgent care, palliative care, podiatry, adult diabetes and dietetics.

Our services are working with partners to deliver high quality flexible physical and mental health services that are wrapped around our patients and will make a real difference to the lives of local people. 

What are Community Addictions services?

We understand that when you have an addiction reaching out for help is often the most difficult step to take. We are here to support you with the issues associated with drug and alcohol misuse. Our service, Ambition Sefton, offers a wide range of recovery focused treatment pathways. Some of these are open access, where you just walk, others need a referral, by you or in some cases a health professional.

  • Access to community detox, Specialist prescribing services, Specialist alcohol services, Take home naloxone, Harm reduction advice/service including needle syringe exchange, Blood borne virus screening and vaccination, Brief interventions: one to one support, Access to inpatient detoxification pathways
  • Access to Intuitive Thinking courses, Peer support mentoring and access to mutual aid groups and psychosocial support and service.

Ask your GP, practice nurse, other health professional or voluntary sector agency to refer you, or contact your local service: 

Ambition Sefton (Bootle)

Sefton House
Canal Street
Bootle
L20 8AH

Phone: 0151 944 5334

Ambition Sefton (Southport)

8 Church Street
Southport
PR9 0QT

Phone: 01704 534 759

Find out more about what 'a day in the life' of one of our district nurses is like HERE.