Category : Lincolnshire-Nursing-Agency

Soldier survives near death in Vietnam to marry his nurse, celebrate 50 years of marriage

It was after midnight at a U.S. Army hospital in Vietnam when nurse Soni Talbert met the man she’d marry within two weeks. The problem, however, was that it wasn’t clear if he was going to live. He was wheeled in on a stretcher by corpsmen, soon after shrapnel from an artillery strike severed an artery in his right leg. By the time Lt. David Talbert arrived at the 3rd Surgical Hospital in Dong Tam in the midst of the Vietnam War, he’d lost more than half of his blood. He was in danger of losing his leg — and life. Within two weeks David Talbert and Lt. Soni Talbert tied the knot at another hospital in Vietnam. Now, both 72 they have just celebrate their 50th anniversary. “I just had a feeling of ‘this is someone special,’” Soni Talbert said. “We both just knew we were right for each other.”

Nursing home looks normal on outside – Inside is designed to be a familiar 1940’s neighbourhood

The Lantern nursing home located in Ohio is only one of three amazing facilities designed specifically for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. Designed to look like small houses with porches leading out to a golf course, the living facility feels like a community in the 1940s. With incredible attention to detail, including paint schemes reminiscent of the time period, Lantern is an incredibly unique living facility. Using special fibre optics in the ceiling, the facility recreates a special daylight and starry sky atmosphere in the building. The floors of the facility are painted green to represent the grass, and an array of sound effects such as bird chirps are played throughout. “Every little thing you see, the wall colour, the paint, actually has a therapeutic benefit, a therapeutic value,” says CEO Jean Makesh. As a trained occupational therapist, Makesh has created the perfect environment for these special patients. After learning how controlled environments can lead to major reductions in anxiety, anger, and depression, he decided to create a facility that incorporated these ideas into a constructive living experience. Moreover, Lantern provides residents with an assortment of daily classes to help them re-learn and retain basic skills and functions.

Granny (92) had nursing home install super speedy Wifi so she could Snapchat her grandkids

A Snapchat-loving granny has been named Ireland’s most tech savvy pensioner after winning eir’s Silver Surfer Award. Doreen Thew (92) moved to Ireland from London two years ago to be closer to her son Peter, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren after the death of her husband. The iPad loving granny made sure, however, that her nursing home had an adequate Wifi system in place before her arrival. The pensioner regularly Facetimes with her friends and family in the UK and keeps up to date with her grandchildren on Snapchat. Doreen, who lives in TLC Nursing Home in Maynooth, also loves a bit of online shopping and said Google is really handy to help identify the types of birds that find the way into her garden.

A&E suffers its worst month on record

February was the worst month on record for A&E in the NHS with just 85% of patients seen within four hours. NHS England has also revealed that 22,800 elective operations were postponed as a result of winter pressure, but says that freed up 1,400 beds for urgent care. The service said it treated 160,000 more people this winter (December, January and February) than the previous year and treated 2165 more cancer patients in January than in 2017, 81.1% of them within the key 62 day target. An NHS England spokesperson said: “NHS staff continued to work hard in February in the face of a ‘perfect storm’ of appalling weather, persistently high flu hospitalisations and a renewed spike in norovirus. Despite a challenging winter, the NHS treated 160,000 more A&E patients within four hours this winter, compared with the previous year. The NHS also treated a record number of cancer patients over these most pressured months of the year.

NHS looking to ‘ethically’ recruit up to 5,500 overseas nurses

The NHS is looking to recruit up to 5,500 overseas nurses from India and the Philippines in an “earn, learn and return” scheme to plug staff shortages, according to the national workforce planning body. Indian nurses have been brought to England to work for a set time, Health Education England chief executive Ian Cumming told an influential group of MPs in December 2017. Under the scheme, Professor Cumming said he hoped that 500 nurses would subsequently come from India by the end of March and eventually 5,500 international nurses would be recruited. Talks are also under way on a similar scheme with the Philippines.

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