launch largest dish of Scouse World Record attempt!
CHARITY fundraisers at the
are launching a world record attempt to create the biggest ever batch of
Scouse, served up to staff, outpatients and visitors on 1 February 2016.
Hospital catering firm ISS will cook up 500 portions of steaming Scouse,
using 35kg of steak, 20kg of chopped onions, donated by Prescott Farm
Produce, near Ormskirk, and 20kg of carrots and 50kg of Maris Pipers,
donated by Church View Farm, in Lydiate. Liverpool Community College will
also donate freshly baked bread loaves.
Serving the Scouse from a bubbling pan in the restaurant of the Royal
Liverpool University Hospital, will be the Lord Mayor of Liverpool
Councillor Tony Concepcion, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University
Hospitals NHS Trust Chief Executive Aidan Kehoe, senior staff from Hospital
Caterers ISS and the R Charity mascot Roy of the Royal. Scouse will be
served 12.30pm to 1.30pm, in exchange for a suggested donation.
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Tony Concepcion, said:- "Scouse is a
dish very close to the heart of the people of Liverpool, especially in the
chilly month of February. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve up
steaming dishes of Scouse to patients, families and supporters of R Charity
at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, and fundraise to make the new
Royal even better."
Leanne Williams, research and development support at caterers ISS, said:-
"We've all been really excited to get involved with the 1st ever world
record attempt to create the World's largest batch of Scouse, and to work
hand in hand with such a great cause. Hopefully we can inspire others to
join in the fun and together raise money and awareness for R Charity."
Aidan Kehoe, chief executive of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University
Hospitals NHS Trust, said:- "This is the launch of our month long
Scouse at R House, fundraising campaign. So come along to see how it's done
and get inspired to hold your own event and help us reach our £10m target to
offer patients facilities beyond those that NHS funds can provide."
To register for your Scouse at R House pack or to find out more contact the
fundraising team via
email or call them on:- 0151 706 3150.
Public urged to use A&E
HOSPITAL officials are urging
people to avoid using A&E unless their condition is serious or life
threatening. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is experiencing
a high demand for Hospital beds. This is resulting in some patients
experiencing long delays in A&E and in waiting for admission to a Hospital
bed. In these challenging circumstances, anyone thinking of using A&E should
examine their options carefully and consider using other NHS services.
Jeanette Abraham, Assistant Director of
Operations, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust said:- "We are
experiencing a high demand for Hospital beds. We urge people to use A&E
wisely and think carefully before calling an Ambulance. A&E is for people
facing life threatening and serious emergencies such as serious accidents,
serious burns, breathing problems, heart attacks and strokes. Coughs, colds,
sore throats, upset stomachs, general aches and pains, and flu will usually
clear up on their own. Keep warm, drink plenty of fluids and, if
appropriate, treat with over the counter painkillers such as Paracetamol.
Contact a GP or a GP out of hours service for help with injuries or
illnesses that won't go away. Alternatively, West Lancashire Health Centre
at Ormskirk Hospital is open, from 8am to 10pm all year round. Skelmersdale
NHS Walk in Centre at The Concourse is open, from 7am to 10pm, on weekdays
and from 9am to 5pm, on weekends. Local pharmacies and the NHS Choices
website are also a good source of information and advice. We would also
always ask people to 'Choose Well' when it comes to selecting the most
appropriate health services for their need."
AMAZON Prime Now launches in Liverpool and
PRIME Now Expands; 1 Hour Delivery on over 15,000 Items
now available for Prime Members in Liverpool and surrounding areas...
Amazon's ultra fast delivery service is available to customers in selected areas
in Liverpool including:- Knotty Ash, Stoneycroft and Garston 2 hour delivery
windows available in Birkenhead, Warrington and Wigan...
Prime members in selected postcodes can order daily essentials from fresh milk
and batteries to the latest video game or Kindle delivered right to their door
in an hour or less.
Customers in Liverpool can choose from more than 15,000 items with Prime Now,
including essentials such as nappies, coffee, chocolate and fresh milk, as well
as other popular items like games consoles, toys, gifts and sports equipment,
all via a simple and easy to use mobile app. Prime Now customers in selected
postcodes can choose delivery within 1 hour of ordering for £6.99, or free
delivery within a choice of 2 hour, same day delivery slots between 8am and
midnight, 7 days a week.
"Prime Now is our fastest delivery option ever and we are excited to make it
available for customers in Liverpool. Whether it's essentials like fresh milk,
nappies or even a last minute gift, customers love the convenience of delivery
straight to their door in less than 60 minutes." said Jason Weston,
director of Prime Now.
Amazon introduced Prime Now into Manchester in December 2015 having launched
into London, Birmingham and Newcastle earlier in the year. 1 of the fastest
Amazon Prime Now deliveries in the UK to date was Call of Duty: Black Ops III
(PS4) which was ordered at 10:06am, shipped from Amazon's Erdington delivery
station in Birmingham and delivered at 10:21am to a postcode in Castle Vale.
Prime Now customers also have access to a range of chilled and
frozen items from:- yogurts, bread, fresh juices and eggs to pizzas, fish
fingers and ice cream. The most popular Prime Now purchase of 2015 was the Fire
TV Stick; closely followed by bottled water, Pepsi Max and Terry's Chocolate
Orange. FIFA 16 (PS4) has proved the most commonly purchased video game since
Prime Now launched in the UK in June 2015.
Prime Now is made available through Amazon Logistics which empowers independent
local, regional and national delivery companies across the UK to deliver Amazon
parcels to customers 7 days a week. Deliveries will be made from the Amazon
Logistics' delivery station in Speke, Liverpool.
All Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS
and Android devices, to find eligible delivery postcodes and request
notification when the service is available in their area. But will this
have a major impact on small businesses locally? Already as you have read,
Tescos are suffering from the online trade, via the likes of Amazon. Is this
going to close down our corner shops? Please email us your views and thoughts
News24@SouthportReporter.com, as we would love to hear what you think
of this move by the US based form Amazon.