DAILY EMERGENCY COVID-19
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This page is updated on 29 March 2020
collections during Covid-19 - important information for those in
the Sefton Area
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
The plastic bag should then be placed within a 2nd bin bag and
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."
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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