The health of people in Redditch is varied compared with the England average. About 16% (2,600) children live in low income families. Life expectancy for both men and women is similar to the England average.

However, levels of deprivation vary across Redditch, which has a higher instance of deprived neighbourhoods than the England average. Life expectancy between the most deprived and least deprived areas is 9.3 years in males and 9 years in females.

Other areas of concern in Redditch include:

  • Smoking prevalence in adults
  • Breastfeeding initiation rates
  • Alcohol related hospital stays
  • Violent crime

In this Section of Rachel’s website:

The Alex

In this section you will find all the latest information about what Rachel is doing on the issue of our local hospital, The Alex.

Additional sections regarding healthcare in Redditch will be added in due course.