Emergancy COVID-19 Notices for the Liverpool City Region - 2020-05-20

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AS This page is to place quick update important notices that are being sent to us from Government and other organisations over the Coronavirus Emergency affecting our country (UK)...  Please remember that the information changes quickly, so always check to see what time and when the last post was made.  We will update as and when we can...  Users of our Formby Reporter's Free Email Service will get most updates 1st and then they will be added on here as soon as we can...  If you have any updates to send in or any views on the posts on here, please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com. (BVA)

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Thousands flock to Merseyside's Beaches

"PLEASE stay away from the regions beaches..." is the message being issued after thousands of people flock to the area.  The result has been emergency services have had an extremely hard time getting around, dangerous parking and a total brake down of social distancing. This is also a major issue for residents within the area, who are fearful that this will spark a major spike in Covid-19 infections within the local community. Many residents have expressed concern that if action is not taken, Bank Holliday will result in even more issues.  Do you have any thoughts on this issue? If you do please email us to:- News24@SouthportReporter.Com. Also you can see our post about this on Facebook.

Patient thanks the charity medics who helped her in time of need following incident in Southport

IN May 1999, the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) took its maiden flight from Blackpool Airport. Since then, the charity has completed over 22,000 missions, making a difference to thousands of lives across the Region. In 21 years, the service has grown from 1 helicopter to 3, launched 4 rapid response vehicles and opened a second airbase, in Barton. All along it has been supported by the generosity of donors, fundraisers and volunteers across the North West.  On call 365 days a year, the NWAA crew work tirelessly to bring the hospital to the patient. The service is entirely charity run, depending on public and corporate support to complete its lifesaving missions, as it does not receive government funding.


Emma Lynch, 27, an air hostess from Wilmslow, is 1 patient who credits NWAA with helping her in her time of need. In March 2020, Emma was visiting her grandparents in Birkdale, Southport, when she was involved in a terrifying dog attack. A portion of her nose was lost, meaning Emma needed urgent reconstruction surgery.


Emma Lynch said:- "The day of the attack is a bit of a blur, but I remember the terror and pain clearly. I've never been so scared in my life. The air Ambulance crew arrived so quickly, with the Paramedics providing pain relief and calming me down. They talked me through everything they were doing, asking about my job as cabin crew to distract from the situation. It made the world of difference. I was so lucky to receive their care that day, and it's thanks to the crew's quick treatment that meant my reconstructive surgery has been so successful. I can't thank them for their kindness enough, and the charity still keeps in touch. They've even invited me to visit the helicopter base, which I am super excited about as it's my dream to be a pilot! I am so grateful to the air Ambulance and am really proud to support them. It's a charity that deserves so much support; it's full of such special, talented people."

1 young supporter wishing the charity a happy birthday is 9 year old Elizabeth, Warrington, who has single handedly raised over £400 by taking part in a 21 hour sponsored silence. Elizabeth was inspired to fundraise after seeing the air Ambulance's Paramedics on BBC One's Ambulance:- "It was hard not to talk for so long, but it was worth it to raise money for the air Ambulance charity. I wanted to say thank you for its work, because its Paramedics are my heroes! I want to be a Paramedic when I grow up now, and help people just like they do."

Heather Arrowsmith, North West Air Ambulance Charity CEO, celebrated Elizabeth and all those who have made 21 years of service possible:- "I want to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported our charity over the years. In this time our charity has made a truly lifesaving difference to our community, thanks to the hard work of our crew, our team at HQ and volunteers, and the incredible generosity of our fundraisers and donors. Supporters like little Elizabeth make all the difference to our work. It takes over £9.5 million a year to remain operational and we simply wouldn't be here without this support. Our charity's mission is to improve outcomes for patients all across the North West, whether someone needs a blood transfusion by the side of the M6, has gotten into difficulties up in the Lakes or has suffered a heart attack at home. By swiftly bringing the hospital directly to the patient, our crew can make the difference between life and death. Patients like Emma really drive this home; and we're so grateful to all those who have allowed us to carry out this work since 1999."

To celebrate its 21st birthday and raise urgent funds, the service is calling on people to take on a new challenge:- Go21! Challengers can choose any activity to help raise funds and awareness; whether that's completing 21 laps of the garden or running 21 miles over 21 days…

To receive your free Go21! fundraising pack or download a special kid's activity pack, head to:- NWAA.Net/21BDay or contact:- Fundraising@NWAA.Net.

Local NHS Trust recognises mental health awareness week 2020

THIS mental health awareness week, local NHS Trust Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) are encouraging the local community to look after their own mental health and the wellbeing of others. The annual event, run by the Mental Health Foundation, presents an opportunity to raise awareness of issues around mental health. This year's campaign comes amidst the UK still experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its theme of 'kindness' is as relevant now as it has ever been. With social distancing enforced and people encouraged to stay at home as much as possible, it is vitally important that people are aware of the effects this can have on mental health and wellbeing. This can be a difficult time for many people, especially the most vulnerable in our society. It is important to know if you are concerned about your own mental health, or the health of a person you care for, that you are not alone. Help is available. With this in mind, earlier this year CWP launched a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week mental health helpline that is available for residents of all ages in Cheshire West, Cheshire East and Wirral. It is now the first port of call for mental health help; it is operated by people in the local area who will know how best to support local residents. If urgent support is needed, please call:- 0300 303 3972. The helpline pages on the CWP website also contain information about other mental health services that are available for non-urgent support. In terms of young people's mental health, the Trust's MyMind website contains a whole host of resources that give advice on how to cope with the current situation, as well as information regarding mental health issues for children, young people and families. CWP medical director, Dr Faouzi Alam said:- "Each year our Trust is pleased to support Mental Health Awareness Week as we come together nationally to recognise and raise awareness of mental health issues in the UK. This year, the campaign takes on added significance given the potential impact that the COVID-19 pandemic can have on all of our mental health and I would urge all of our community to be responsive to mental health needs. I would also urge anybody who feels like they need support to use our 24/7 mental health helpline by using the number:- 0300 303 3972. This invaluable resource is available to anyone on our footprint, of any age, should they feel like they need support."

Brother and Sister Cadets Impress with Kind Deeds

BROTHER and sister Fire Cadets, Charlotte and Ben Reid, have both gone the extra mile doing good deeds for their Merseyside community during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Sacred Heart School pupils from Waterloo have been attending Southport Fire Station's Fire Cadet Unit for years.  Due to Coronavirus, all face to face Fire Cadet sessions were suspended and have been replaced by virtual tasks and sessions. Recently, they were tasked with performing a good deed within the household or for their local community to support the National Fire Chiefs Council's #ReadyWillingAble campaign. The response of all of our Fire Cadets across Merseyside was overwhelming; in particular Charlotte and Ben, who have both gone above and beyond. Charlotte, 17, who loves to bake and crochet and is currently studying for her ALevels, has made face masks for members of her family who are all key workers (Nurse, Doctor and Healthcare Worker.) She has also made little octopuses for premature babies to support her local neonatal ward. Ben, 15, will be going into sixth form this September and currently plays football for Aintree Villa and Parkfield Football Club. He purchased a number of toy windmills using his pocket money and left them outside his house with a note saying to take them free of charge as it will make you smile. He received a thank you letter from a member of the public acknowledging his kindness.


Suzy Tosi-Nile, Fire Cadet Co-ordinator at MFRS, said:- "Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service are very proud of Charlotte and Ben for all that they have done in their community; such kind and thoughtful good deeds. Furthermore, both have suggested that they would like to do some fundraising events with their fellow Southport Fire Cadets at local care homes when the pandemic has ended."

For more information about all of the MFRS Youth Engagement programmes delivered across Merseyside, please head to our Facebook Page. For more information about the #ReadyWillingAble campaign, go to:- NationalFireChiefs.Org.UK.

Total UK cases COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region and surroundings

THE total number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) that have been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 2,472 cases and the total number now stand at 248,293, that includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National totals. The daily number of laboratory confirmed UK cases is 3,142, as of Sunday,17 May 2020. The total number of deaths of people who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS laboratory is 35,704. Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the total, was sadly reported to be 363 according to the Department of Health. In England, there are a total of 144,984 confirmed cases. North West - total of 24,132 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-

► Liverpool, 1,564 confirmed cases.

► Sefton, 895 confirmed cases.

► Wirral, 1,198 confirmed cases.

► St. Helens, 741 confirmed cases.

► Halton, 377 confirmed cases.

► Lancashire, 3,406 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,020 confirmed cases.

► Cheshire East, 1,127 confirmed cases.

► Manchester, 1,462 confirmed cases.

► Stockport, 1,023 confirmed cases.

► Trafford, 757 confirmed cases.

► Wigan, 1,124 confirmed cases.

► Bolton, 970 confirmed cases.

► Rochdale, 736 confirmed cases.

► Bury, 687 confirmed cases.

► Tameside, 642 confirmed cases.

► Oldham, 1,017 confirmed cases.

► Blackburn with Darwen, 394 confirmed cases.

These stats are according to Public Health England as of 20/05/2020. Last updated 6.31pm 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).. 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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