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New Banksy artwork appears at Southampton hospital

  • Chris Easom
  • May 31, 2020

A new Banksy artwork has appeared at Southampton General Hospital. The largely monochrome painting, which is one square metre, was hung in collaboration with the hospital’s managers in a foyer near the emergency department. It shows a young boy kneeling by a wastepaper basket dressed in dungarees and a T-shirt. He has discarded his Spiderman and Batman model figures in favour of a new favourite action hero – a NHS nurse. The nurse’s arm is outstretched and pointing forward in the fashion of Superman on a mission.

Captain Tom Moore announces two books

  • Chris Easom
  • May 28, 2020

Captain Tom Moore is to publish two books, one of which will be an autobiography, in support of his new charity, the Captain Tom Foundation. Over the past month, Captain Moore became nationally renowned by taking part in a walking fundraiser in his garden in the lead-up to his 100th birthday. Having completed 100 laps of his garden in Bedfordshire, the Second World War veteran raised almost £33m in aid of NHS Charities Together

Oxfam urges government to protect carers from ‘growing poverty crisis’

  • Chris Easom
  • May 26, 2020

In an open letter, more than 100 charities, unions and think tanks say that carers on the frontline of the fight against the coronavirus are facing “intolerable pressure”, having been undervalued and under rewarded for far too long. The urgent plea comes as a YouGov poll commissioned by Oxfam found that 70% of adults think that care workers are paid too little, while 78% believe care work is not valued highly enough by the government.

NHS couple move into motorhome to protect family from COVID-19

  • Chris Easom
  • May 11, 2020

Two junior doctors who were preparing to buy their first house as a married couple before the coronavirus crisis began have moved into a motorhome to protect their families from becoming infected. Jared Leggett and wife Amy Kitchen had been living with their parents, but they are now staying in the vehicle in their hospital’s car park so that they can continue working without fear of spreading Covid-19. They work at The Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital in East Lancashire, and have been deployed to wards where coronavirus patients are being treated.

Coronavirus hero Tom Moore promoted to Colonel on his 100th birthday

  • Chris Easom
  • April 30, 2020

Captain Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who has raised almost £30m for NHS charities, is celebrating his 100th birthday, after being promoted to the rank of honorary colonel. Captain Moore had originally set out to raise £1,000 by walking 100 laps of his garden, but after his story captured the nation’s heart the donations flooded in. In recognition of his achievements, Chief of the General Staff General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith has promoted him to the rank of honorary colonel of the Army Foundation College, a promotion approved by the Queen.

Rutland County Council number one for adult social care

The highest performing council in the country for Adult Social Care has been named as Rutland County Council.
The IMPOWER INDEX compiled the data for 149 English Councils, showing that Rutland is achieving greater than average outcomes in Adult Social Care, from a less than average spend per head. This means that users of Adult Social Care services in Rutland are getting better outcomes at the same time as the council is making best use of public funds.

As the population continues to age, Adult Social Care is an important service area for Rutland County Council. This year the Council has budgeted £12.75m to supporting the county’s adult population.

Billericay care home awarded ‘Outstanding’ CQC rating.

After receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission, team members and residents at a Billericay care home are celebrating.

Anisha Grange Care Home on Outwood Common Road was given the maximum overall rating by the health watchdog, putting it in a small percentage of care homes across the country to achieve this high standard.
The report praised the residential, nursing and dementia home for their ‘exceptional and distinctive leadership’ and out of five key areas reviewed, two of the five were rated ‘Outstanding’ whilst the others was rated as ‘Good.’

The care home owner and Managing Director, Ram Goyal said: “It gives me great pleasure that Anisha Grange has been recognised by our regulator for delivering exceptional care to residents.”

GP surgery’s daily dancing for neighbouring care home.

For the entertainment of the residents in a nearby care home, staff at a Bristol GP surgery have started daily lunchtime dances outside in the car park.

At first, the dance routines by Green Valleys Health were just to boost staff morale and bring some cheer. Now the surgery staff, as well as the workers from the care home next door, are out every day bringing a smile to the residents.

Veteran, 99, raises £12m for NHS 

  • Chris Easom
  • April 16, 2020

A 99-year-old war veteran who has raised more than £12m for the NHS by walking around his garden says he will keep going while people continue to donate. Captain Tom Moore, who turns 100 at the end of April, has smashed his original target to raise £1,000 by walking 100 lengths of his Bedfordshire garden. Captain Moore said: “We set out originally to raise a little bit of money by me walking up and down 100 times in reference to my 100th birthday.” Donations continue to pour in from people wanting to support front line NHS workers fighting the coronavirus.

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