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Dave Sweeney appointed as Chair of Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership

Dave Sweeney, Associate Director of Partnerships and Sustainability at NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Liverpool LIFT Company, Liverpool & Sefton Health Partnership (LSHP).


LSHP, a long-term public private partnership, works together with NHS and local authority partners across Liverpool and Sefton to transform the primary and community care health estate. Over the past 20 years LSHP has delivered 15 new high quality integrated health and wellbeing hubs, representing a capital investment of over £150 million in Liverpool and Sefton. Dave Sweeny takes over from outgoing Chair Humphrey Claxton, who has led LSHP since it’s formation.


Andy Muir, Community Health Partnerships Regional Director and LSHP Board member commented:

“I’d like to thank Humphrey for his dedication and hard work over the past two decades. Under his leadership LSHP have delivered a lasting legacy for local communities and contributed significantly to the regeneration of local areas, whilst tackling health inequalities.
I am delighted that Dave is joining the Board as Chair, driving LSHP forward in continuing to support NHS recovery plans and forge a collective approach as we build strong and effective Integrated Care Systems that are equipped to tackle existing and upcoming challenges such as shifting more activity out of hospital into local communities.”

Dave commented:

“During my long career in the NHS, I have always been interested in how we maximise our assets to ensure we meet the needs of our communities. Ease of access, reducing health inequalities and utilising our estate to establish iconic community settings. With that in mind I am both honoured and humbled to be named as the new Chair for Liverpool and Sefton Health Partnership’s Board.
I look forward to bringing my connections, expertise, and knowledge of the local strategic commitments I intend to steer the Board into a place that is both in tune with the National vision but also the ‘go to’ local Partner that can be a solution, fleet of foot, and vital part of the future success.
We live in difficult times, and we therefore need to be flexible and utilise any opportunity to improve the lives of the communities we serve. Having big shoes to fill I would like to thank Humphrey Claxton for his commitment and drive to the Board. Humphrey has left a fantastic legacy to build on and wish him all the best in his new endeavours.”


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