Wirral Community Health Care Trust retains Sexual Health Wirral contract

News - 11 December 2023

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has successfully retained the Sexual Health Wirral contract.

Following a robust tender process led by Wirral Council, the Trust has been awarded a five-year contract to continue delivering local sexual health services and is proud to be working in partnership with Liverpool University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) and axess sexual health to jointly deliver elements of the service.

This contract award is a reflection of the outstanding care the Sexual Health Service delivers to the people of Wirral every day, and a perfect example of the vital role community services play in supporting our local communities.

The Trust has a wealth of experience in delivering sexual health services, and over the past 12 years has delivered a highly specialised and valued service which has helped to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of local people.

The service provides flexibility of access, free and confidential information and advice, screening and treatments regardless of age, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. The team continually listen and respond to local need and work in partnership with local organisations and groups to ensure the service is accessible and responsive to all communities.

The feedback WCHC receive from service users is testament to the hard work and commitment of the service and they are delighted to continue to provide this valuable service across Wirral.

“First time using this service so very nervous – service was exceptionally good.”

“From the minute I arrived all of the staff I came into contact with were absolutely lovely and friendly and very helpful. Everything was absolutely great, thank you.”

“I am transgender male and have never been made to feel judged or unsafe in this space. All of my concerns and questions are met with professional decorum and advice given in terms that are friendly. I feel respected and cared for.”

The new contract will go live from 1 April 2024, and WCHC are looking forward to building on the excellent and innovative service they currently provide, working with Liverpool University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (LUHFT) and axess sexual health to deliver an outstanding service for Wirral.