Friday Five

Christmas calories and the NHS crisis – this week’s Friday Five!

Child with pneumonia forced to sleep on hospital floor A child with with suspected pneumonia was forced to sleep on the floor of Leeds General Infirmary due to lack of beds. On 3 December, four year old Jack Williment was rushed into Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance after falling ill. However, chaos in the A&E…

Friday Five

Measles, monkeypox and norovirus outbreaks – this week’s Friday Five!

Norovirus outbreak closes more than 1000 hospital beds NHS England has been forced to close 1,100 beds in the past week because of a widespread outbreak of the norovirus winter vomiting bug. National data showed that the number of cases of norovirus for mid-November was 28% higher than the average for the same period in…

Friday Five

Safeguarding, scandals and coffee cure – This week’s Friday Five

Elderly people in NI at risk of abuse As the Northern Ireland Assembly failed to sit on the 1,000th day since the last election this Wednesday, UK charity Action on Elder Abuse’s newly appointed Deputy CEO Veronica Gray condemned NI’s adult safeguarding policy as “not fit for purpose”. NI remains the only part of the…