An average of 35 patients every day are forced to wait for more than four hours for emergency care in Newcastle. The figure was revealed as city hospital bosses warned that the high demand for accident and emergency treatment rose in July and “shows no signs of abating”. The NHS standard is that at least 95 per cent of patients attending A&E should be admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours. But the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - like many others across the country - is expected to have missed that target for the last month, amid increasing strain on healthcare staff. Latest figures, which ran to July 18, put Newcastle’s figure at 93.9 per cent - with an average 35 breaches per day. The statistics cover the A&E and eye emergency departments at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, as well as the Molineux Street and Westgate Road walk-in centres. Trust chief executive, Dame Jackie Daniel, said: “It has been a … [Read more...] about This is how many patients wait more than FOUR hours for emergency care
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AN earthquake rocked southern England today in the latest tremor to hit the country. Here's the lowdown on quakes in Britain and the biggest ones to ever hit the UK. What was the latest quake in Surrey and Sussex? An earthquake struck the south of England today — causing homes and offices to shake while witnesses described hearing "two huge explosions". Passengers at Gatwick Airport reported feeling the ground moving beneath them in what is the seventh UK quake in just three months. The British Geological Survey confirmed the 3.1-magnitute quake struck around the Surrey and Sussex areas at 11:53am. US counterparts put the epicentre at Cranleigh, Surrey — a small village just west of Crawley. How many quakes have hit the UK this year? It is the third earthquake in the region in just two weeks and the seventh since April 1. A 2.4-magnitude tremor was centred near Newdigate, Surrey last Friday — the same area as a 2.6-magnitude quake two days earlier. … [Read more...] about Earthquakes in the UK – what was the latest quake in Surrey and Sussex and how many have there been in 2018?
A dad who had taken steps to protect his eight-year-old daughter when she played online games, was shocked to discover she had been speaking to a stranger for six months. Tony Cherrington says he now knows that it is vital to talk to children about online dangers, after he learned his daughter was being groomed via an online video game called Roblox, which describes itself as “the #1 gaming site for kids and teens”. “We gave our daughter a tablet with confidence that I had locked it down so that nothing inappropriate could happen. I could control the router and see what was going in and out, and we had a firewall in place. We were fairly well protected. “One particular night when I was putting her into bed, I picked up her tablet and I suddenly realised that one of the characters was talking to her by message. “When I asked who that was, she just replied, ‘That’s my friend, Daddy’. So I asked if that was a character in … [Read more...] about Dad Whose 8-Year-Old Spoke To A Stranger Online For 6 Months Shares Internet Safety Precaution He Overlooked
DON’T let the train put a strain on your finances. Fares keep rising but there are ways to ease the pain. Here are my tips for cutting costs on the railways. Railcards. National Rail’s various railcards can save you a third on tickets. You can buy 16-25, Family & Friends, Senior, Two Together and Network Railcards online or in stations. As a student, I relied on the 16-25 Railcard to travel home. The card cost me £70 for three years, or just over £23 a year. I travelled home once a month for three years, costing me £525.60 with my railcard. It would have cost me £777.60 without, so I saved £252. Advance fares. Most ticket retailers release these fares around 12 weeks before travel, with savings of up to 80 per cent available. Tickets can still be cheaper up to a week ahead. Check thetrainline.com. I found a standard single from London King’s Cross to York for £16 in about seven weeks’ time. Booking on the same day costs up to … [Read more...] about From railcards to station swaps, this is how to get your travel cost on track — plus win £15,000 in our raffle
BRITAIN'S biggest family got even bigger in January when they welcomed baby number 20 into the world - but the parents have promised it would be their last child. But promises are made to be broken and as the Radfords announce yet another pregnancy, we take a look at the massive family. Who are Sue and Noel Radford? Both Sue and Noel were given up for adoption at birth. She fell pregnant with Chris at just 14 in 1989 and was determined to keep the baby. They got hitched four years later and she was soon expecting their second child Sophie. Just over a year later they learned they were expecting Chloe – and babies have followed in quick succession ever since. Noel said: “We set out to maybe have three children but enjoyed having the kids around so just carried on. “We’re addicted to having all these kids. We just love it.” Sue’s typical day kicks off at 6.30am and she doesn’t get to bed until 11pm. The family do not claim benefits and … [Read more...] about Who is Sue Radford, how many children does she have with Noel and is she pregnant again?