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Issue:- 11/12November 2009

Hospital champions care with new campaign

CARE as Care Should Be is a new Southport and Ormskirk hospital campaign to raise awareness of dignity in care.

The campaign emphasises improving the overall quality of care and improving the experience of everyone whether they are patients, carers or staff. Seven key areas are being focussed on:-

* Respect and dignity
* Delivering same-sex accommodation
* Patient safety
* Patient experience
* End of life care
* Vulnerable adults and children
* Confidence in caring

Sue Johnson, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust matron for privacy and dignity, said:- "We must ensure our services care for people in a way which respects their rights and gives them the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control. Compassionate, people-centred care is at the heart of this campaign and we welcome all suggestions or comments about how we care whether it's where we got it right or how we could improve."

Let the Trust know your views by writing to Sue Johnson, or deputy director of nursing and midwifery Angela Kelly, at:- Trust HQ, Southport and Formby District General Hospital, Town Lane, Kew, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6PN.

Man given Community Punishment Order for abusing A&E Staff

ASHLEY Langley aged 23 of Skelmersdale was given a six-month Community Punishment Order at Southport Magistrates Court last week following his arrest at Southport Accident & Emergency Department in July this year. He was also ordered to pay £65 court costs. Police were called to the department because he was being abusive, aggressive, shouting. The nursing staff were attending to Langley's partner. The staff feared for the safety of the patients. Alan Lee, Risk Manager at Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust said:- "We have a zero tolerance towards both physical and verbal abuse of our staff. They are here to help people in their hour of need, not to be a victim of such an attack. We hope this action by Merseyside Police reinforces the message that such behaviour will not be tolerated in our hospitals."


ACCORDING to Merseyside Police, the incident happened at around 3am, Sunday, 1 November 2009. It is reported that two 24 year old men, who were in the Noir bar, Victoria Street, Liverpool, were attacked by a group of men. The victims were later taken to hospital, where they were treated for various injuries. One victim sustained slash wounds to his stomach and face and the other victim sustained multiple stab wounds to his back and torso. The injuries to both men are not thought to be life threatening.

The offenders are all described as being mixed race men in their early twenties. One man is described as being around 5ft 6" tall and of slim build, wearing a dark blue polo shirt and blue jeans. A second man is described as was wearing a black blazer, black top and light blue jeans and a further man is described as wearing a light grey long sleeved, round neck top.

An extensive forensic examination has been conducted of the scene and Detectives are currently reviewing CCTV footage from the bar.

Merseyside Police's licensing department obtained a temporary closure order on the Noir bar immediately after the incident pending a licensing review.

Chief Inspector Louise Harrison said:- “This was a seemingly unprovoked attack on two men trying to enjoy a night out. The men have not only been left with injuries but they have also been deeply affected by the attack. We won't tolerate this behaviour on the streets of Liverpool and would appeal to anyone who may have been in the bar that night and witnessed the incident or who may have any information, to come forward and contact the police."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detectives at St Anne Street CID on:- 0151 777 4067 or Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.


LIVERPOOL Coroner's Office have appealed for the next of kin of a woman who died on Tuesday, 10 November 2009.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of 67 year old Maureen Sheldon, of Botanic Road, Wavertree.

The coroner's office is now trying to trace his next of kin.

Any next of kin, or anyone who knows of his next of kin, is asked to contact Liverpool City Coroners Office on:- 0151 233 4710.

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