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News Report Page 6 of 38
Publication Date:- 2018-05-26
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Letters to the Editor:- "Please help me reunite certificate with its owner."

"1 of my clients has found this bit of local history in his drawer. It was given in 2014 to a Rebecca Petrie by the Sefton Council after she opened the then new bridge, called the:- 'Marine Way Bridge,' in Southport. I have seen an old article on your newspaper website and wanted to know if you could help me find the owner f this certificate. To my understanding, it was the only certificate printed and she apparently dropped it on the bridge, in 2004 (god knows how my client ended up with it) We were just trying to track that girl down to return it to her and I believe it may be a missed item from her childhood. Her Primary School she went to is also stated on the certificate. I have done some research myself, but up to now, I have no luck. Help is appreciated." Lee Manson.

Editors reply:- "Thank you for your email. We are now doing some research and if any of our readers can help us and Lee Manson, we would appreciate it. We will be contacting Churchtown Primary School next week as part of our enquiry."

Lancashire Care wins award at prestigious HSJ Value Awards

LANCASHIRE Care NHS Foundation Trust bagged an award at the HSJ Value Awards ceremony, held to recognise and celebrate outstanding improvement in care quality and efficiency by the NHS staff and organisations.

The Trust received the:- 'Improving the value of NHS support services' award for its commitment to patient safety. The organisation showed it's dedicated to becoming a learning organisation and was commended for creating a team of specialised serious incident investigators to learn why an incident occurred in order to prevent it happening again, or to minimise the likelihood of a recurrence.

The team have also been working closely with service users and family members who had been involved in a serious incident to recruit investigators and develop storyboards to be used in staff training to improve the Trust's response to people affected by an incident.

Matthew Joyes, Associate Director of Safety and Quality Governance at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust said:- "I am so proud that the Trust has been recognised nationally for this award. Being affected by a serious incident in healthcare is distressing for all those involved and can have life changing consequences. Our team work tirelessly to ensure we involve those people affected by serious incidents in our investigations, to understand what happened and ensure we do all we can to prevent something happening again. I am delighted that we have received the award which rightly recognises my team and the Trust for this important piece of work."

Alastair McLellan, Editor, HSJ, said:- "In July the prime minister has promised to reveal a historic funding settlement for the NHS. However, this welcome and long overdue boost will not remove the need for the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare which is also value for the money spent on it. Indeed, the extra money is likely to come with even greater scrutiny on NHS efficiency. The winning entrants of the HSJ Value Awards all demonstrate that the NHS is constantly seeking ways in which to enhance both the quality of care while making every penny count."

For more information and for the full list of winners please visit:- Value.HSJ.Co.UK.

Bark as bad as the bite

OVER the past 12 months our cleansing partners Kingdom have issued 78 Dog Fouling fixed penalty notices across the City. 'A Fixed Penalty Notice' for dog fouling is ₤80.00 and Kingdoms cleansing enforcement officers are covering the City's hotspots. For dog owners looking to avoid these costly fines, carrying a doggie bag with you is a must and keeping control of your dog so you can check in case they make a mess.

Offenders are issued these fines when enforcement officers see the dog fouling and their owner actively walking away. It is the responsibility of the dog owner or the person in charge of the dog to clear up any 'mess' left by their dog. The regulations state that being unaware that the dog has fouled, or not having a suitable means of removing it, is not a reasonable excuse for failing to clean up after a dog.

Fines can also be issued if owners pick up their dogs business with a bag, but leave the bag on a tree, fence or in a public place. Doggie bags must be placed in a bin or taken home with you to dispose of.

It's important to keep parks and public places free from doggie doodoo because it's non biodegradable and has lots of very harmful bacteria. It has been estimated that a single gram of dog waste can contain 23 million coliform bacteria, which causes cramps, diarrhoea, intestinal illness, and serious kidney disorders in humans.

Cabinet Member for Streetscene, Transport and Highways and Air Quality, Cllr James Noakes said:- "For dog owners who fail to remove their dogs mess, the Kingdom officers will be around parks and other hot spot areas issuing fixed penalty notices. If you'd rather not receive an ₤80 charge, please pick up after your pet and keep our City clean.  Residents across Liverpool complain about irresponsible dog owners allowing their pets to foul the City, so changing the behaviour of dog owners is essential to ensuring our parks and open spaces are safe and clean for everybody to use."

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