Category : NURSING AGENCY

Headteacher donates schools PPE to Frontline NHS staff!

A headteacher has donated his school’s protective equipment to frontline NHS staff and is urging others to do the same. David Phillips, head at Chilwell School said as a result of the Clap for Carers nationwide applause his thoughts turned to NHS workers and how he could help. The science and design departments at the school often use protective equipment for experiments and creative projects. Mr Phillips said he managed to gather around 20 boxes worth of equipment and delivered it himself to Queen’s Medical Centre.

A&E daily parking costs soar with the priciest charging £77

  • Chris Easom
  • February 21, 2020

A review of A&E department parking charges in England found that some car parks across the country are demanding daily fees of up to £77 if you are unlucky enough to need to leave your vehicle on the premises. Just 7 hospitals in England offer free A&E parking analysis found. The NHS made a record £154million from car parking charges in 2019.

NMC publishes new future midwife standards

The new future midwife standards have now been published. Midwifery is a unique, rewarding and dynamic profession and midwives are highly skilled, knowledgeable professionals. Every birth is touched by a midwife and that is an incredibly special privilege. In order to provide the best and safest care, midwives must meet the needs, views and preferences of women and their families, take account of demographic differences, and consider health and care profiles. The NMC have worked in partnership with midwives, student midwives, women, families, other health and care professionals, charities and advocacy groups across all four countries of the UK to coproduce standards that fully prepare midwives of the future.

Avery Healthcare gets green light for Leicester care home

Avery Healthcare has received planning permission for an £8.5m care home in Aylestone, Leicester. The purpose-built care home is to be built on the site of two uncompleted apartment blocks that have stood empty for more than a decade. The home, which is expected to be completed in late 2020, will have a range of smaller lounges and dining rooms to all floors, an all-day café, cinema, hair salon and barbers, spa therapy room and landscaped gardens. All the spacious 60 bedrooms will have private en-suites and be furnished to a high standard with flat screen TVs. Some of the ground floor rooms will open out on to patio areas and the gardens.

Smoking banned at all Lincolnshire hospitals

All Lincolnshire hospitals have now banned smoking on their grounds to try and reduce the effect of second-hand smoke. Smoking was previously permitted in designated areas at hospitals in Lincoln, Boston, Grantham, and Louth. E-cigarettes and vaping will still be permitted within outdoor areas of the hospitals as long as it is not done in close proximity to others.

Families sending relatives with dementia to Thailand for care

British families are sending elderly relatives with dementia overseas to Thailand in a small but growing trend. Researchers visiting private care homes in Chiang Mai have found eight homes where guests from the UK are living thousands of miles away from their families, because suitable care in their home country was impossible to find or afford. “Thailand already has a long history of medical tourism and it’s now setting itself up as an international hub for dementia care,” said Dr Caleb Johnston, a senior lecturer in human geography at Newcastle University. Some of the facilities are British-run; some are Thai-run but with substantial investment from British citizens; and some are Swiss-run. All have the backing and support of the Thai government. In Thailand, 1:1 around-the-clock residential care in award-winning facilities costs around £750 a week.

Northampton care home celebrates getting best possible rating from CQC

Staff at a Northampton care home are celebrating after being given the best possible rating by the healthcare watchdog. Ashurst Mews Care Home was rated ‘outstanding by the Care Quality Commission following an inspection in August, which left inspectors ‘impressed’. Manager Rex Pudol said everyone at the Moulton nursing home is ‘over the moon’ after the agonising wait for the report to be published. “The ‘outstanding’ rating was achieved from a great team effort,” he said.

NHS A&E departments suffer worst performance on record

  • Chris Easom
  • January 10, 2020

NHS accident and emergency departments in England recorded their lowest-ever performance in December. The latest figures show 79.8% of patients were seen within four hours in all A&E departments last month, compared with 81.4% in November 2019 and 86.5% in December 2018. It comes as pressures on the health service continue to grow. The number of patients visiting A&E departments in December increased 6.5% on the same month last year, with 2,181,024 people attending. There were 560,801 emergency admissions in the month, 2.9% higher than the same month last year.

There were 4.6 million people on the waiting list to start treatment as of the end of November 2019, up from 4.4 million.

Friends of 80 years move into same Mansfield care home

A pair of lifelong friends have moved in to the same care home together almost 80 years after they first met. Kathleen Saville and Olive Woodward, both 89, became friends as 11-year-old schoolgirls in 1941. They bonded over teasing boys and playing games and have stayed close friends ever since. Staff at Berry Hill Park in Mansfield, have dubbed them the “dynamic duo” and say you can still “see their love for each other”. Mrs Saville, who said she can “still pull the boys” and is “fighting for every minute”, believes the key to their long friendship was that neither like arguing. We knew we would always be friends when we met. She means a lot to me. If Olive goes first she’ll come back to fetch me,” she added. “We’re going to be friends in heaven.”

Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year to everyone, in-particular our amazing agency nurses & carers. Your continued professionalism and loyalty is very much appreciated. Our customers think you’re great, and so do we. Be safe tonight whatever you do, and we wish you all health and happiness for 2020 x

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