By Hannah Martin, This article & video contain graphic images. Research shows the average Briton will under-go two surgeries in their life. This hasn’t been the case for Emma who’s endured 30 surgeries, 20 years of rehabilitation and 10 years bed-bound. At the age of seven, Emma was in a car accident, nearly loosing her life. After weeks in intensive care at Great Ormond Street … Continue reading 30 operations – Emma’s story
By Daniel Williams
A record number of people in England are having amputations due to type 2 diabetes- with Liverpool being the seventh worst.
There were more than 7,500 MAJOR amputations between the years 2015 to 2017- that’s over 500 more than the previous three years. Continue reading Liverpool seventh worst for diabetic amputations in England
By Hannah Martin, It’s been two years since the BBC documentary, Four Pounds For Sex revealed Liverpool as the second cheapest place to buy sex in the UK after London. After the documentary aired, there was a lot of media attention and people wanted to know how the situation was going to progress. Since the big headlines faded away in 2017, there hasn’t been much … Continue reading What Next for Liverpool’s Sex Workers?
Mental health issues are on the rise. According to NHS Digital stats, there has been a steady increase throughout the decade.
Figures show employee absence as a result of mental health problems has reached its highest level since 2010. Nafi Wernsing reports. Continue reading The rise in mental health issues
By Demi Williams
The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, founded in 1978, is the largest and busiest hospital in Merseyside, and since its announcement to build a new and improved hospital back in 2013, it’s faced its fair share of difficulties. Continue reading Royal Liverpool Hospital – How did we get here?
By Reanna Smith Liverpool is one of the first places in the world to be testing 5G with a variety of trials already underway across the city. Last year the Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care Consortium were awarded £3.5 million from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) to take part in their 5G Testbeds and Trials programme. The objective is to improve health and … Continue reading Revolutionary 5G testing in Liverpool and its potentially deadly effects
By Catrin Whitehead The Prime Minister has criticised celebrity endorsement of diet suppressants during yesterday’s Prime Minister Question Time (PMQT), this follows rising numbers of people suffering from eating disorders. An estimated 1.25 million people in the UK are living with an eating disorder according to Beat – a leading charity on the subject. Research has also shown that hospital admissions for eating disorders have … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week highlights major issues with mental health services
By Faye Wasilowski Parents have been warned to monitor their children’s online activity, as a viral suicide video spreads across the internet. Birkenhead High School Academy have issued emails to parents, warning them about the dangers of the video. Vice Principle Barbara Carter said: “Some of our students in both junior and seniors have spoken to staff about a new ‘game’ online called the MOMO … Continue reading Birkenhead high school issues warning to parents over Momo challenge
By Hannah Martin, It’s been three years since BBC’s Four Pounds for Sex highlighted the impacts of Liverpool’s ‘Red Light District’. The programme labelled Kensington’s Sheil Road area as one of the cheapest places to buy sex in the UK, and was also home to one of the highest rates of organised crime in the city. Since then, police and local council have put efforts … Continue reading Where Are Liverpool’s Sex Workers Now? A Mersey Mash Investigation
By Reanna Smith
Kensington in Liverpool is one of the first places in Europe to be testing 5G as part of a new scheme to boost healthcare among the elderly and disabled.The newest generation of super-fast mobile internet has a download speed of 10 to 20 times that of the current 4G. Continue reading Kensington 5G could boost healthcare services for elderly and disabled