Category Archives: Health Service

Heartfelt Tributes Paid To Aimee O’Rourke Who Is The Second Nurse To Die Of COVID-19

A nurse from the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate has died after testing positive for COVID-19. Aimee O’Rourke died in the hospital’s Critical Care Unit late on Thursday, 2 April. She was just 39-years-old. Aimee joined the Acute Medical Unit as a newly qualified nurse in 2017, and ward manager Julie Gammon said the whole team was

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36-Year-Old Nurse, Areema Nasreen, Becomes The Sixth Known Healthcare Professional To Die After Contracting COVID-19

A 36-year-old nurse had died after contracting the COVID-19 virus.  Areema Nasreen died shortly after midnight surrounded by her colleagues in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Walsall Manor Hospital in the West Midlands.  Nasreen had dedicated 16 years of her life to nursing.  The mother-of-three developed symptoms of COVID-19 on 13th March. These symptoms included a high temperature, body

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What’s Happening With PPE And Frontline Medical Staff?

John Johnson | Editor There has been a lot of ‘chatter’ on social media and the mainstream media about the PPE being given to frontline medical staff and trying to get a firm grasp on the situation is hard.  At the moment, we can only go by what we are seeing and hearing from the ‘front line’ of the fight

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NHS Staff First To Receive ‘Antigen Testing’ This Weekend For COVID-19

Throughout this weekend, hundreds of frontline NHS hospital and social care staff will be tested to find out if they have COVID-19. Micheal Gove announced last week that increased antigen testing would be introduced to those NHS staff who are working in hospitals and social care in a bid to enable more staff to return to work if they have

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When This Is Over, We Must Have An ‘NHS Day’ | Please Sign The Petition

Not since WWII has our entire country been united against a common and indiscriminate threat.  But rather than our ‘enemy’ being our fellow human beings, instead, this is ‘germ warfare’, and it’s our NHS who are on the front line of the battle.  Of course, this battle has many fronts which is why all health care professionals and emergency services

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Over 500,000 People Sign Up To Become An ‘NHS Volunteer’

When the government announced a plan to enlist the help of volunteers in the battle against COVID-19, they set an initial target of 250,000 volunteers to join the scheme.  However, less than 72 hours after the plea for help, the number of people who have stepped forward to join the scheme has gone over 500,000 people.  Speaking at his daily

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How The Military Are Poised To Help The Country Battle Against COVID-19

The Ministry of Defence has released some details of how it plans to help the country in the fight against COVID-19.  As of 19th March, a total of 3,269 cases have been confirmed in the UK. New daily cases of the virus peaked at 676 on 18th March with 643 new cases being registered on 19th March.  However, because there

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NHS & Emergency Services Discounts: Who Is Offering What During The COVID-19 Pandemic?

Over the past few weeks, we have seen dozens of companies coming forward to offer NHS and emergency services personnel various discounts and freebies.  So we have created this article which will be a ‘working document’ and will be updated as-and-when we are made aware of similar offers/discounts for emergency services/NHS personnel.  If you own/manage a business that would like

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Full List Of Official ‘Key Workers’ Released By Government

The Department for Education has just released its official list of “key workers” whose offspring will be prioritised for schooling during the widespread closures which have been put into place to stop the spread of COVID-19.  Schools around the country have been asked to carry on providing care for children as the majority of schools close as from Monday 23rd

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Could An Old Malaria Drug (Hydroxychloroquine) Help Fight COVID-19?

A drug that was developed over 50 years ago to tackle malaria is showing positive signs that it may also help cure COVID-19.  The results are claimed to be even more positive when the drug is combined with antibiotics, according to a new study.  In a press conference held this afternoon (Thursday 19th March), US President Donald Trump announced that

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