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University of Leicester honours Leicester City’s Chief Executive

Susan Whelan, King Power International, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive of Leicester City Football Club has been made an Honorary Graduate by the University of Leicester. The University bestowed the Honorary Degree at its graduation ceremony on January 17th at De Montfort Hall in Leicester. As CEO of the 2016 English Premier League champions, Leicester City Football Club, and as Senior Executive Vice-President of the Club’s parent company, the Thai duty-free operator, King Power International, Susan has played a key part in delivering success to two businesses owned by the Srivaddhanaprabha family, to whom she has become a long-time and trusted aide.

New tax on over-40’s being considered to fund social care

A new tax being considered by ministers as a way to fund social care could raise up to £15bn a year, according to a new report. The proposal would see a 2.5 per cent levy applied to the earnings of people over the age of 40, similar to the model used in Germany. The revenue generated by the new tax would go into a ring-fenced pot used to fund social care. Research carried out by pensions and risk consultancy Hymans Robertson suggested the German-style system could raise half of the money needed to plug the £30bn-a-year gap in social care funding the UK is facing by 2031.

Nursing staff shortages force 19 care homes to close in a year

Hundreds of care home places for older people in Scotland vanished in a year, taking capacity to the lowest level in a decade. Almost 100 homes have shut since 2007, 19 of them during the 12 months to April last year. There are 37,278 care home beds in Scotland, down by 468 since 2016 and down 800 since 2008. Scottish Care, which represents care home owners, said that a staffing crisis, including a shortage of nurses, was making it harder for homes to survive. NHS Scotland released the figures with a report revealing that one in every 13 hospital beds is filled by a patient well enough to be discharged. About a quarter of delayed discharges are due to patients waiting for care home spaces.

New Shrewsbury care home told twice to improve

A Shrewsbury care home has been told to improve twice since it opened two years ago. Montgomery House welcomed the first residents to its £8 million pound development at the end of 2016. But since then inspectors from the Care Quality Commission have found the home, which is managed by Coverage Care Services Limited, needs to improve in all areas. The home caters for older people and younger adults who may have dementia, learning disabilities or mental health needs. Inspectors reported that the 90-bed home was not always safe and there were not sufficient staff to meet people’s needs. But the owners of the home said that it is making progress while recognising that further work is needed. David Coull, chief executive of Coverage Care, said: “We invest heavily in its facilities and in staff training in order to provide the best possible friendly, caring environment as a not-for-profit organisation. We work hard to follow best care sector practice in all areas. We are pleased that this inspection has recognised the progress that has been made and we share the view that further progress is still needed. We do feel some of the issues arising from this report are subject to wider factors which have perhaps not been appreciated during the inspection.”

Over 3,000 more midwifery training places offered

More than 3,000 places on midwifery training courses are to be created over the next four years in England as part of plans to meet NHS staffing demands. The government has announced a 25% boost in training places, which it said amounted to the “largest ever” increase in NHS midwives and maternity staff. It follows a similar plan for nurses which was announced last year. The Royal College of Midwives welcomed the move but said training more midwives was only half of the problem. The plan needs investment and time to make it work, the RCM added. An extra 650 midwifery training places will be created next year, followed by 1,000 new places for the three subsequent years.

£58m savings must be made on healthcare in Leicestershire this year

More than £58 million must be cut from Leicestershire’s healthcare spending this financial year, but there is concern that none of the organisations responsible for allocating cash to services have yet confirmed where savings will be made. Three organisations, called clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), are in charge of funding health care services in Leicester and the county. Their three joint priorities are primary care, mental health services and keeping waiting times down. The budget for each has been increased this year, but rising costs mean spending must be reduced to get their books to balance. A spokesperson for the CCGs said that as a result of the cuts, this will be their “toughest year yet financially”. Proposals for cuts have been set out by the CCGs but will not be confirmed until September – half way through the financial year

National award for 92-year-old who takes wife dinner at her care home

Devoted 92-year-old Albert Dooley visits his wife Doreen twice a day at her care home and takes her dinner every evening. Doreen, also 92, suffers from dementia and is a permanent resident at Morton Grange care home, near Alfreton. Now his devotion has been recognised with a top national award, which was presented by Radio 2 star Jeremy Vine. Albert said: “I come here twice a day, seven days a week. Once in the morning and once in the evening to bring her dinner. Doreen does respond to me sometimes too, which I think is down to the fact that I come over so much so she recognises me. I also come to read out the bingo every week. I do it because I enjoy doing it, I have my own bingo machine and it breaks the monotony of people’s days. It’s also good for your brain and makes you think.” Albert has been married to Doreen for 67 years and said “I’ve had an absolutely wonderful marriage”.

Two Cambridgeshire doctors honoured at glitzy NHS Heroes Awards ceremony

Steven Tsui and Stephen Large work at Cambridgeshire’s Royal Papworth Hospital and have been dubbed ‘Pioneering Heroes’ at the NHS Heroes Awards. The pair made it possible to restart a beating heart allowing a new type of transplant. Their work means more people on the donor register can receive a heart, saving more lives. They are among the winners named by organisers ITV and the Mirror as part of the event celebrating 70th anniversary of the NHS. Stephen Large, consultant surgeon at Royal Papworth Hospital, said: “It is a huge honour to win this award in recognition of our work to establish DCD heart transplantation at Royal Papworth Hospital. After many years of research, I am incredibly proud of the results we have achieved so far. It is wonderful to see more than 40 people getting a second chance at life following a successful DCD transplant.” Consultant surgeon Steven Tsui added that it was a ‘real honour’ to receive the NHS Pioneering Hero award.

Louis Tomlinson praises Manchester bombing survivor as he presents her with NHS Heroes Award

Freya Lewis broke down in tears as she was praised by Louis Tomlinson for her epic fundraising efforts at the NHS Heroes Awards. The Manchester bombing survivor was presented with The Young Fundraiser Award by the former One Direction star after raising £27,000 for the hospital that saved her life. Almost a year ago Freya, 15, was unconscious in hospital, fighting for her life. She had been at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena last May 22 when a suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59. Freya suffered multiple fractures from shrapnel and the blast killed one of her best friends, Nell Jones, 14. She had multiple operations and was at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for five weeks. Doctors feared she may never walk again, but after three months in a wheelchair, she was back on her feet. Freya’s mum Alison says: “She is so determined. She has shown the most incredible strength.” Freya suffered multiple fractures, lacerations and burns from being hit by shrapnel in the blast. Next weekend Freya shows courage once again by taking part in the Great Manchester Run.

Nurses Day 2018 #ThisNurse

Saturday May 12th is international nurses day, which is celebrated around the world to mark the contributions nurses make to society.  StaffAid would like to thank every single nurse for the wonderful job they do – in very difficult and challenging circumstances hasten to add!

#ThisNurse #May12

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