Category Archives: Public Health

Calderdale Council is backing World Suicide Prevention Day(external link) (Friday 10 September 2021) to help share the message that suicide can be prevented. One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide, which has a deep and long-lasting impact on individuals, families and communities. In England in 2020, there were 4,912 registered deaths… read more … about Creating hope through action this World Suicide Prevention Day>>

World Suicide Prevention Day

Extra COVID testing in areas of concern in Calderdale has now come to an end, but residents are still encouraged to follow the five big things to protect themselves and others. Targeted testing has been taking place for the last four weeks, initially in response to an increase in cases linked to a place-based outbreak… read more … about Keep following the five big things as extra testing ends in Calderdale>>

5 big things

Calderdale Council has published an update to the Local Outbreak Prevention and Management plan, to support the next phase of actions required to tackle the COVID pandemic. Partners in Calderdale have been working to prevent and manage COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic began. The Local Outbreak Prevention and Management plan was originally published in June… read more … about Updating our plan to tackle COVID-19>>

Debs Harkins, Director Public Health

Calderdale Council has been selected to take part in a national pilot, in partnership with NHS Test and Trace, to expand its local contact tracing service. Calderdale is one of only two local authorities nationally to be selected to take part in a new programme allowing local teams to follow up contacts of COVID cases,… read more … about New pilot scheme to expand our local contact tracing>>

COVID

This No Smoking Day (Wednesday 10 March), Calderdale Council and Yorkshire Smokefree Calderdale are encouraging smokers to quit and look forward to a more positive, smoke-free future. The theme of national No Smoking Day 2021 is ‘Quitting smoking doesn’t have to be stressful’, focusing on the mental health benefits of stopping smoking. National research shows… read more … about Start your happier, smoke-free life this No Smoking Day>>

No Smoking Day 2021

Every elderly care home in Calderdale has now had their first life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to those that were willing and able to receive it. Working together in groups, GP practices have provided the vaccine to residents and staff as part of the national roll-out, which is prioritising those most at risk from the virus…. read more … about First life-saving COVID-19 vaccinations delivered to every elderly care home in Calderdale>>

Care homes

Following the announcement that England will return to national lockdown restrictions with immediate effect, Calderdale Council is working through the implications for its services. Everyone must stay at home, except for essential reasons such as food shopping, exercise within the local area and medical appointments. As such, further Council service updates have been issued in… read more … about Update on Council services>>

COVID

Joint press release with Calderdale CCG Calderdale residents have today started to receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the borough, as the rollout of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. Resham Bi, aged 83 from Halifax,  became the first person in Calderdale to receive the PfizerBioNTech vaccine at… read more … about COVID-19 vaccination programme begins in Calderdale>>

First vaccine

The Council’s response to the pandemic will be considered during a special Adults Health and Social Care Scrutiny Board meeting on 29 October 2020. The Scrutiny Board will review how organisations in the health and care sector, including the Council, have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. The board will hear evidence from a range of… read more … about Council considers COVID-19 response>>

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