Emergancy Notices - Liverpool City Region - Merseyside - 29 March 2020

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This page is updated on 29 March 2020

Current bin collections during Covid-19 - important information for those in the Sefton Area

SEFTON Council has said that:- "People should continue to put their bins out as normal until advised otherwise. We are prioritising refuse collection and we're still operating as Business as Usual for the time being. We ask local people to please be patient with our teams as services may take longer than usual at this time. Please don't contact us about a missed bin as the service may be running a day behind in some areas. Please be considerate when parking cars, allowing space for the bin wagons to get through, and please look after your neighbours and put their bins out for collection if they need support during this time."

Those self isolating have been issued guidance on what to do while at home and how to avoid infecting others:-

"Waste from possible cases and cleaning of areas where possible cases have been should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full....

The plastic bag should then be placed within a 2nd bin bag and tied.

It should be put in a suitable and secure place and marked for storage until the individual's test results are known.

Waste should be stored safely and kept away from children. You should not put your waste in communal waste areas until negative test results are known or the waste has been stored for at least 72 hours and then put in with the normal waste.

If the individual tests negative, then the waste can be put in with the normal waste, as normal."

RCM plea:- "Help us deliver safe care for pregnant womeny"

THE Royal College of Midwives has made a plea to NHS leaders to protect the safety of pregnant women by ring fencing maternity services in the current crisis. There is concern that vital staff, including midwives and maternity support workers, will be redeployed to other areas, at a time when a survey of senior midwives found that the shortage of midwives on NHS maternity units has doubled since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak.

The survey of heads and directors of midwifery from across the UK, carried out by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM), found that, even before the outbreak, services were struggling to get by with almost 1 in 10 midwifery posts vacant. Survey respondents now report that this shortage has doubled to 20%. The Coronavirus itself as well as self isolation has combined with existing staff vacancies to mean one in five midwife roles are currently unstaffed today.

Commenting on the survey results Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the RCM, said:- "While other areas of the health service can postpone and cancel procedures, there is still an ongoing need for maternity services. Women are still pregnant, still having babies, and they need the care and support of properly resourced maternity services. We have to ensure that midwives and maternity support workers are ring fenced from any redeployment to ensure that women continue to receive safe care. What this survey shows is that Coronavirus is exposing the gaps that already exist in maternity services. The shortage of midwives has doubled since the start of the outbreak, a situation which is only likely to worsen as the pandemic spreads further."

22% of survey respondents also reported that local midwife led maternity units had been closed, with 36% of areas also either stopping (32%) or restricting (4%) homebirths. In 11 cases the midwife led unit has been closed to provide facilities to assess or care for Coronavirus patients.

Nearly 8 out of 10 midwifery leaders (78%) reported ending routine face to face antenatal and postnatal visits, with a further nine per cent restricting just face to face postnatal visits.

Heads and directors of midwifery reported confusion about what should happen to midwives with long term health conditions or who live with someone with conditions that put them at greater risk, and the impact their self isolation would have on staff shortages.

Gill Walton continued:-
"We have to protect the maternity front door and continue to provide the levels of care and support pregnant women need. We need to do all we can to make sure the maternity workforce is kept well and healthy as much as possible. The testing of NHS staff is an urgent priority."

PM to send letter out to every household

FOLLOWING a mass txt messaging, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is now writing to every UK household to urge them to stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives. The letter will be landing on the doorsteps of 30 million households across the UK nations from next week. In the letter we are told that the Prime Minister will outline the guidance everyone should follow and the measures the Government has put in place to fight Coronavirus and to support businesses and workers. He will urge everyone to follow the rules to save lives and thank NHS staff working round the clock as well as everyone volunteering their time to protect others..

The letter and leaflet is being sent as part of the Government's public information campaign on Coronavirus. It is expected to cost ₤5.8m to print and distribute.

  • Total UK cases COVID-19 Cases Update for Liverpool City Region and surroundings

    ON 29 March 2020 the number of UK fatalities has a again rise sharply by 209 to 1,228, including 2 confirmed deaths in Merseyside. Also today the we hear the sad news that Amged el-Hawrani was the 1st confirmed Hospital frontline worker to die after testing positive for Coronavirus. Amged El-Hawrani was an ear, nose and throat specialist, at Queen's Hospital, Burton. He died on Saturday, 28 March 2020, at Glenfield Hospital, in Leicester.  The current number of COVID-19 infections has risen by 2,433 in just a day, to 19,522, the Department of Health said. In England, there are a total of 16,487 confirmed cases. North West - total of 1,536 confirmed cases. Current confirmed cases within the following local authorities are as follows:-

    ► Liverpool, 157 confirmed cases.

    ► Sefton, 45 confirmed cases.

    ► Wirral, 44 confirmed cases.

    ► St. Helens, 39 confirmed cases.

    ► Halton, 16 confirmed cases.

    ► Lancashire, 231 confirmed cases.

    ► Cheshire West and Chester, 34 confirmed cases.

    ► Cheshire East, 54 confirmed cases.

    ► Manchester, 91 confirmed cases.

    ► Stockport, 79 confirmed cases.

    ► Trafford, 77 confirmed cases.

    ► Wigan, 39 confirmed cases.

    ► Bolton, 42 confirmed cases.

    ► Rochdale, 65 confirmed cases.

    ► Bury, 55 confirmed cases.

    ► Tameside, 58 confirmed cases.

    ► Oldham, 82 confirmed cases.

    ► Blackburn with Darwen, 12 confirmed cases.

    These stats are according to Public Health England as of 29/03/2020.

    See archived update pages from:-

    Week 1

    22 March 2020

    21 March 2020

    20 March 2020

    19 March 2020

    18 March 2020

    17 March 2020

    Week 2

    29 March 2020

    28 March 2020

    27 March 2020

    26 March 2020

    25 March 2020

    24 March 2020

    23 March 2020


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