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Liverpool University Hospitals awarded Freedom of Sefton Borough for work during COVID-19

Liverpool University Hospitals awarded Freedom of Sefton Borough for work during COVID-19

Liverpool University Hospitals has been awarded the highest honour Sefton Council can bestow, the Honorary Freedom of the Borough, in recognition of our hard work and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our local partners Mersey Care, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust were also presented with this honour for helping care for the communities in Sefton.

Organisations receiving Freedom of the Borough gain the ‘right, privilege, honour and distinction of marching through the streets of the Borough on all ceremonial occasions with colours flying, bands playing, drums beating and bayonets fixed’.

Cllr Ian Maher, Sefton Council Leader, said: "The Trusts and all of their staff have served the Borough and wider city region tirelessly throughout the pandemic, putting themselves at risk in ensuring the safety of others.

"That selflessness and dedication cannot be underestimated, which is why the Council are awarding NHS staff at all levels within the Trusts the Honorary Freedom of the Borough."

The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. If you have a hospital appointment then you should attend as planned.