SJA as they help the NHS and your community
OVER the last few weeks
St John Ambulance (SJA) have been saves lives overt the
Coronavirus pandemic. They
have been deploying teams of volunteers to UK Hospital Emergency
Departments and the charity's Ambulances and highly trained
crews are being put at the health service's disposal. As
England's Auxiliary Ambulance Service, St John Ambulance has
been helping the NHS by transporting patients and are currently
responding to 999 calls, supporting the NHS Ambulance crews.
Plus many of the volunteers are also working in the UK's
Nightingale Hospitals and supporting the NHS in other ways.
A SJA crew member working out
of from Liverpool, on the COVID19 support for NWAS, Ian Gaynor
(pictured above) who is from the Isle of Man, has sent us this
poem that he has written, over his rest time, between deployments:-
"Am working away in Liverpool today,
4 days on and 4 days away,
12 hours shifts is what we do,
Out on the Ambulance, keeping everyone safe too.
The NHS is who we assist.
Picking up patients so they are not missed.
Our St. John family are working to please.
Helping where we can to put the NHS at ease.
The flow of patients is constant and long.
We try to cheer them as we go along.
It is hard work for us at the front but the sisters and nurses
are bearing the brunt.
I see tired and weary faces all round,
But never a moan or anyone being down.
We all appreciate the public decry...
The waves and the cheers as the Ambulances pass by.
We hope in the future this thing goes away.
To leave us once and for all we pray.
We look to the future and positive too.
When things get better for all of you.
But when it's over and things are done.
Remember the people and all at St John."
Please support the vital work
St John Ambulance are doing now and every day of the year.
"We are working closely with NHS England and the National
Ambulance Strategic Advisor on how we can support the health
service during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The need for our work has
never been more relevant or urgent than now, but we need your
help. As we face the extraordinary demands of this health
emergency, our resources are stretched like never before. Please
SJA.Org.UK/Donate and help us
to help the NHS and your community." said St John
Ambulance's Ambulance and Community Response Director, Craig
Total UK cases
COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region and
THE number of UK
Hospital deaths being recorded has fallen to 413 taking the
over all number to 20,732, according to the the Department
of Health. The overall laboratory confirmed number of
COVID-19 infections has risen by 4,463 to 152,840. This
number is expected to get bigger as more testing comes
online over the next few weeks. In England, there have been,
up to date, a a total of 110,203 confirmed cases. In the
North West of England we have seen a total of 17,089
laboratory confirmed cases. Current confirmed cases within
the following Local Authorities, in and round the Liverpool
City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 1,308 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 742 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 920 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 584 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 299 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 2,517 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 702 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 757 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 989 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 750 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 542 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 565 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 698 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 403 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 407 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 422 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 561 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 281 confirmed cases.
These stats are according to Public Health England as of
26/04/2020. Last updated 5:26pm 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).