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This page last updated on 15 April 2020
Community Cinema pays tribute to Merseyrail worker
"MYSELF and all the
staff at the Plaza would like to pay a little tribute to Brian
Boggild who worked for Merseyrail at Crosby and Blundellsands
train station who sadly passed away with Covid 19. The tributes
and comments by lots of people speak volumes of how nice a man
he was, always their to chat and new a lot of his travellers
personally. We offer our deepest condolences to his family and
friends, as we do with everyone who has lost loved ones and been
affected by this dreadful virus."
wants you to be:- "Kind to Your Mind"
PEOPLE in Liverpool are being urged to be kind to their
minds during the Coronavirus outbreak. A new campaign, Kind to
your Mind, led by Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care
Partnership, has been launched that aims to support the mental
wellbeing of people living and working across the Region. The
campaign also sees the launch of the new ALMA wellbeing online
portal that has a suite of mental and physical wellbeing
resources that has been exclusively developed for people in
Merseyside and Cheshire. The campaign launched on Monday, 13
April 2020 and will run for 6 weeks. To visit ALMA and to find
plenty of other resources visit:-
Sheena Cumiskey, chief executive of Cheshire and Wirral
Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and lead for mental health in
Cheshire and Merseyside said:- "Taking care of your mind
as well as your body is crucial. Complementing the launch of
this wellbeing campaign are new telephone helplines for urgent
mental health support, which will be available in each area of
Cheshire and Merseyside. The helplines will operate 24/7 to
enable people to receive appropriate and timely support."
Matt Ashton, Director of Public Health for Liverpool said:-
"Key workers and members of the public are likely to be
feeling stress or anxiety at this difficult time as we make
major changes to how we live and work. It is more important than
ever that we look after our mental wellbeing and encourage
others to do the same. This will help us during the pandemic and
aid our recovery."
Cllr Paul Brant, cabinet member for social care and health for
Liverpool City Council, said:- "I am very pleased to see
the launch of this campaign, it's so important to support people
at this difficult time whether they are staying at home, self
isolating or carrying out vital roles in helping our most
A new podcast series covering topics such as:- building
resilience, mental health, nutrition, physical activity and
sleep will also be released from Monday, 20 April 2020.
Mersey Care NHS Trust has also launched a 24 hour helpline to
support mental health assessments away from emergency services.
Members of the public who have urgent mental health needs who
would otherwise have presented at accident and emergency can
call:- 0151 330 7332. The line is open 24/7.
urges parents to be vigilant during lockdown
DIABETES UK is urging parents not to let Coronavirus
fears stop them from seeking medical help if they're worried
their child is showing the signs and symptoms of type 1
diabetes. Echoing comments made by Professor Stephen Powis,
National Medical Director of NHS England, that the public
should; as they always have done; seek emergency care if they
need it, the charity is reminding parents of the:- '4Ts'
of type 1 diabetes, and reassuring them that if they
need urgent help, the NHS is open. Type 1 diabetes is the most
common form in children and young people. Butnew research from
Diabetes UK has found that almost a quarter (23%) of all newly
diagnosed children and young people with type 1 diabetes in
England and Wales were not formally diagnosed until they had
become seriously ill with diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA. DKA is
life threatening, but in most cases, preventable. Acting quickly
can save lives, so Diabetes UK wants to raise awareness of the
common early symptoms of type 1 diabetes, so that children are
diagnosed sooner and more safely. The early signs and
symptoms are easy to mistake for a viral infection or other
illness, which is why it's so important to be 4T aware.
What are the 4Ts?
► Toilet - Going to the toilet a lot,
bed wetting by a previously dry child or heavier nappies in
► Thirsty - Being really thirsty and
not being able to quench the thirst.
► Tired - Feeling more tired than
► Thinner - Losing weight or looking
thinner than usual.
These symptoms of type 1 diabetes are also the most common
symptoms in adults, who should equally be type 1 aware, and
other symptoms can include:- infections such as thrush, or
blurred vision. The symptoms of type 1 diabetes come on very
quickly; over a few days or weeks; and need urgent treatment.
Without treatment, consistently high blood sugar levels can lead
to DKA. DKA can often be treated with insulin and fluids if it
is picked up quickly. But the life threatening complication
could be prevented entirely if the signs of type 1 diabetes are
spotted early. Diabetes UK's analysis is based on the National
Paediatric Diabetes Audit Hospital admissions and complications
reports 2012 to 2015 (2017). These reports show that each year
around 600 children and young people received a type 1 diabetes
diagnosis only after they developed DKA; a medical emergency
which must be treated in Hospital quickly. While the UK is under
lockdown, Diabetes UK has also been hearing anecdotally from
clinicians that disproportionate numbers of young people are
arriving for urgent care already in DKA, further highlighting
the need for people to act, and fast, if they suspect type 1
Dan Howarth is Head of Care at Diabetes UK. He said:- "We
know that parents currently have a million things on their mind,
and they're doing everything they can to keep themselves and
their families safe during the Coronavirus outbreak. But
diabetic ketoacidosis can be a life-threatening complication of
diabetes. If a child or young person does not receive immediate
treatment for DKA, it can lead to coma, or even death. It is
vital that parents are aware of the early signs of type 1
diabetes and seek help if they need it. The NHS is open, and the
health service is still there for you. The quicker children are
diagnosed the less likely they are to become seriously ill. If
you spot the signs, please call:- 999."
Information about the signs and symptoms of all types of
diabetes can be found
here. Find out more about
DKA and what you can do to avoid on this
link. Diabetes UK has also
prepared up to date guidance to support anyone living with or
affected by diabetes during the Coronavirus epidemic, which can
be found at:-
shops say:- "Please hold on to your donations!"
THE Charity Retail Association is calling on the public
to hold onto their donations until charity shops are able to
reopen for businesses and to avoid leaving items outside of
closed shops or already full donation banks. This period of
social distancing has allowed people time to reconsider the
items in their homes; prompting a:- 'spring clear out,'
which for many, means filling bags and boxes for
favourite charity shops. Charity shops will be reliant on these
donations when they reopen.
Robin Osterley, Chief Executive of the Charity Retail
Association says:- "Charity shops are so grateful that
people are setting aside quality pre-loved items in this trying
time, and they will benefit greatly once the time comes for them
to reopen. Shops are currently closed and unable to take in
donations, so please don't leave donations on door steps to be
ruined by weather, animals, or stolen. Please keep them to one
side and take them to your local charity shop when they reopen."
Mr Osterley reminds us that:- "Leaving items on the
street, or beside closed clothing banks is considered fly
tipping, and poses a risk to public safety. The overall message
from the charity retail sector is that shops are extremely
grateful for donations, but would like people to hold on to them
until they reopen or to make direct contact with the charity
they wish to donate to."
David Roman, Sustainability Manager for the British Heart
Foundation adds:- "Once it is safe for us to reopen and
start our collection services again, we will be hugely grateful
to receive any de-cluttered clothes, home wares, books or
children's toys and would encourage everyone to please hold onto
any items you wish to donate until then."
Total UK cases
COVID-19 Cases Update for Liverpool City Region and
UK Hospital deaths
have continued to rise by 761 to 12,868 fatalities due to
confirmed COVID-19 infections. The number of COVID-19
infections has risen by 4,605 in just a day, to 98,476, the
Department of Health said. In England, there are a total of
76,371 confirmed cases. North West - total of 11,591
confirmed cases. Current confirmed cases within the
following local authorities are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 979 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 532 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 593 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 399 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 215 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 1,692 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 461 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 449 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 724 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 511 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 388 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 330 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 424 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 275 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 256 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 308 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 370 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 173 confirmed cases.
These stats are according to Public Health England as of
15/04/2020. Last updated 2:54pm GMT. UK total includes cases detected through:-
"Pillar 2" testing (tests carried out by
commercial partners) and therefore does not equate to the
sum of the 4 countries' counts, which only include:-
"Pillar 1" (tests carried out by NHS / PHE /
Devolved Administration Labs).
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