A high level expert health protection strategy group, chaired by Eileen O'Meara, Director of Public Health for Halton,  ensures a safe and resilient system and supports local authorities in their quality assurance role.

Key priorities of the Health Protection strategy are:


  • Improved preparedness for prevention and control of influenza in care homes with a view to limiting transition and lower morbidity and mortality rates.
  • Clear arrangements for the delivery of screening and immunisation services via improved communication with stakeholders and improved uptake rates
  • Establish a Cheshire and Merseyside wide air quality forum and strengthen the air quality network
  • Implement Antimicrobial Resistence  (AMR) mapping survey

For more information about this group please e-mail helenunsworth@wirral.gov.uk