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Fire Safety Tips for the workplace (part 3)

Posted: June 15th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

The final part in our Fire Safety Tips for the workplace covers fire detection, prevention (such as fire doors) and warning systems. We also include a list of useful links regarding fire safety law and legislation at the foot of the post. Invest in Fire Detection and implement warning systems • Place standardised and compliant notices next to phone and fire points, paying particular attention to emergency exits displaying evacuation plan. • Ensure emergency phone numbers, full company address and… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace (part 2)

Posted: June 13th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Following on from our article last week, please find below part 2 of our Fire Safety Tips in the workplace. Establish Safe Practices in the business once the plan has been prepared • Keep staff up to date on the most recent practices. Get used to adding an item to weekly or monthly meetings that covers safety in general. This will ensure staff have been made aware of any changes to policy. • Ensure any machinery in the workplace /… Read more »

Fire Safety Tips for the workplace

Posted: June 8th, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 0

Today sees the first of a three part series of posts on Fire Safety in the Workplace. We hope you find them useful for your business. As a business owner and more importantly as an employer you are required by law to ensure that your property has been assessed for the risk of fire and that related policies / procedures are in place mitigating such risks. The responsibility not only extends beyond your employees but also to anyone visiting the… Read more »

First Aid and accidents in the Workplace

Posted: June 1st, 2016 by TutorCare comment-icon 1

Accidents in the workplace although rare do unfortunately happen. While you can take precautions to minimise occurrences of such accidents when they do take place you may need to act quickly to avoid further injury or in the worst case save a life. In addition any accidents no matter how serious can also have a negative impact on productivity and output for the organisation itself. Making your workplace safer can involve training, raising awareness regarding potential risks and installing safety… Read more »

Social media helps Public Health England in food poisoning investigation

Posted: March 12th, 2014 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

Twitter and Facebook aided investigators from PHE (Public Health England) in an investigation into the cause of an outbreak of food poisoning at the Street Spice Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne last year. The street festival took place between 28th February and 2nd March 2013 and investigators used the social media sites to identify individuals who were showing symptoms of food poisoning in the area. Through the help of social media PHE investigators managed to connect the sufferers with a… Read more »

Report shows half of dementia patients suffer malnutrition

Posted: March 10th, 2014 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A study, conducted by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), found that malnutrition affects over half of dementia patients – 70% of those in hospitals, 30% in care homes and 10% of those living at home. There are around 800,000 dementia sufferers in the UK, more than half of which suffer with Alzheimer’s. Of the research that was studied for the purpose of the report it was found that half of care residents didn’t eat enough and almost half didn’t drink enough… Read more »

Most luxurious care home to open in Hampshire

Posted: March 6th, 2014 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A complex costing £8.5 million, comprising 60 en-suite bedrooms, a hair salon, cinema and beach huts is to open next month. Linden House in Hampshire looks like a high-end country hotel but is in fact, a care home that’s been developed for dementia patients. The state of the art complex has been developed not only so that people suffering with dementia can live in luxury but also so that they can improve their condition by stimulating their memory. Colour coordinated… Read more »

Care home receives high praise in patient-led survey

Posted: March 4th, 2014 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

Westergate House in Fontwell, Sussex achieved a performance rating of 909 out of 1,000 in the Your Care Rating survey – the biggest survey of the care industry in the country. In this survey, over 20,000 residents from 1,055 care homes around the UK were asked to provide their feedback on a number of areas of their care including staff and care, choice and having a say, home comforts and quality of life. This type of survey shouldn’t be used… Read more »

Darent Valley Hospital praised by chief inspector of hospitals

Posted: February 18th, 2014 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

Professor Sir Mike Richards, England’s chief inspector of hospitals, has praised Darent Valley Hospital for their services. In his report for the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Professor Richards stated: “We found that most of the services at Darent Valley Hospital were good. The majority of patients told my team that they were happy with the care and treatment that they had received, and we identified a number of examples of good practice. “Overall, we found a culture where staff were… Read more »

University Hospital gains praise after dramatic reduction in waiting times

Posted: February 13th, 2014 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

University Hospital in Coventry has been praised by the likes of health minister Jeremy Hunt and other clinical chiefs as almost all A & E patients are now being seen within the expected four hour waiting threshold. Just a few months ago the hospital was criticised for the fact that one in three A & E patients had waited for longer than this four hour period and it was revealed that this target had been missed for over half a… Read more »

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