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Issue:- 22 May 2015

Local mum praises children's community nursing team

A Southport mum has praised a community children's nursing team who helped her daughter battle rare condition.  Nicci Adkins' 4 year old daughter Daisy has Diamond Black Fan Anaemia, a rare condition that means her body doesn't produce any red blood cells. Along with monthly blood transfusions at hospital, Daisy requires weekly visits from the Children's Community Nursing Outreach Team (CCNOT), based at Ormskirk hospital, to help manage her condition. "We couldn't be without the CCNOT team. Getting to monthly hospital appointments is challenging enough with 2 children, having the CCNOT team come to us for weekly visits really takes some of the stress away for both Daisy and me. Daisy is familiar with the team and they really put her at ease. They even visit her at nursery!" says Nicci. CCNOT was formed in 2013 and are a team of experienced paediatric nurses who provide ongoing medical treatment and assessment for sick children at home, seven days a week. They provide treatment and support for children with a range of conditions including mild asthma, tonsillitis and gastroenteritis, along with rarer conditions and ones that require long-term support.

By providing treatment at home, such as daily intravenous antibiotics, this reduces the need for hospital admissions and reduces anxiety for children. Patient satisfaction surveys frequently show how much parents value the service with statements such as "an asset to the NHS" and "invaluable" commonplace.  Nicci certainly agrees:- "If we didn't have the CCNOT team, it would mean a visit to hospital at least once a week. The flexibility of the team really meet Daisy's and our family's needs. They really do help make life easier during a stressful time."

Dr May Ng, Clinical Director of Paediatrics at the Trust, said:- "Our Children's Community Nursing Outreach Team provides high quality care and embodies the exemplar standards for child health, as set out last month by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. We are extremely proud of the service and this is echoed by our patients and their families."

Witness appeal following attempted armed robbery in Litherland

MERSEYSIDE Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted armed robbery at an off-licence in Litherland, on Sunday, 17 May 2015. Police Officers were called to Bargain Booze on Ennerdale Drive, at around 8.40pm, by a member of staff reporting that 3 males had entered the store, 1 of whom was armed with a hammer. 1 of the offenders then used the hammer to smash the security window and threaten staff before all of them ran off empty handed. No 1 was injured during the incident, but the people working at the store were left extremely upset and distressed by what had happened. A search of the area was carried out and CCTV opportunities are now being assessed.  Detective Constable Adam Dagnall from Sefton CID said:- "This was a frightening incident for the staff involved although thankfully no 1 was injured and the would be robbers were unable to take anything from the shop. We have been working hard with convenience stores and other retail outlets across Merseyside to crackdown on robberies and enhance security measures. I know people in Litherland will be angry that local stores are being targeted in this way and I want to reassure them we are doing everything we can to trace those responsible. We think there were three offenders, all of whom are described as in their teens and wearing black clothing with their faces covered. We believe they escaped from the store and headed onto Dunnings Bridge Road where we think they ran for some distance. I am convinced they will have been seen by lots of people, both people out walking and those in cars, and I would appeal to anyone who thinks they may witnessed a group of young men running along Dunnings Bridge Road at around 8.45pm last night to get in touch. I'd also urge anyone with information which could help our investigation to come forward as soon as possible."  People can call detectives in Sefton CID on:- 0151 777 3823 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on:- 0800 555 111.

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Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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