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Issues raised at Penwortham care home

Posted: May 21st, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in the Lancashire town of Penwortham, near Preston, has been told that it must make improvements in a number of areas after a recent inspection flagged up some quite serious concerns. The Priory Park Care Home was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) earlier this year, with less than positive results. Of the nine areas the home was assessed in, CQC inspectors said that action needed to be taken in seven. Issues raised at the home… Read more »

First aid tips – stroke

Posted: May 20th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

Along with heart attacks, a stroke can be one of the most frightening medical emergencies to witness. However, if you have the right first aid training and are able to think and act fast, you may be able to provide valuable help to someone having a stroke. You could even save a life. How to recognise a stroke First of all, you need to be able to spot the signs of a stroke. You need to think FAST: • Face… Read more »

Company apologises for health and safety breaches

Posted: May 19th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

AWE, the company which manages the Ministry of Defence atomic bomb factory in Aldermaston, has issued an apology after breaching a number of health and safety laws and failing to prevent a worker being injured. There was a fire at the West Berkshire plant in August 2010, at a building used to make explosives. A large number of firefighters, from four brigades in total, were called to the scene but they were not informed that explosives were in the building…. Read more »

Should all care homes be fitted with sprinkler systems?

Posted: May 19th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

The London Fire Brigade has called for all care homes in the UK to be fitted with fire sprinkler systems, following figures that showed that there are over 10 fires a week in care homes and sheltered accommodation in London alone. According to the Brigade’s records, there were a total 540 fires in care homes last year. 26 people were injured as a result of these incidents, and two people tragically lost their lives. The majority of UK care homes… Read more »

Food hygiene breaches uncovered at Preston restaurant

Posted: May 18th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

An Indian restaurant in Preston has been handed a low food hygiene rating after inspectors uncovered dirty conditions, mouse droppings and a string of other offences during a visit last year. The Naseeb Tandoori restaurant, on Preston’s Church Street, was visited by environmental health officers from Preston Council last year. Following the visit, the council’s Environmental Health manager Simon Neighbour said that the restaurant was “one of the worst examples” of food hygiene training and standards he has seen in… Read more »

Lancaster teen praised for first aid skills after helping injured cyclist

Posted: May 18th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A teenage girl from Lancaster has been praised for her quick thinking and first aid skills after she was able to help an injured man who had fallen from his bike. Emily Barrett, who is 15 and from Abraham Heights, was in the car with her mother, on the way to enjoy a day out in Blackpool, when the incident occurred. She saw a crowd gathered around a man lying on the floor, who had apparently fallen off his bike,… Read more »

Care home admissions temporarily halted due to safeguarding concerns

Posted: May 17th, 2013 by Dermot comment-icon Comments disabled

A care home in the Reading suburb of Tilehurst has temporarily stopped accepting new patients, after concerns were raised about standards and quality of care. The River View Care Centre, which is run by the care operator Life Style Care Plc, was told by Reading Borough Council recently that the decision had been made to stop placing patients at the home. The council had reportedly received a number of concerns about residents’ safety in just a short period of time,… Read more »

Burton community café excels in recent food safety check

Posted: May 17th, 2013 by Eloise comment-icon Comments disabled

A community café in Burton-upon-Trent in Staffordshire has been awarded a top rating following a recent food hygiene check by the local council, to the delight of volunteers and customers. The café, called Coffeecom, was inspected by environmental health officers from East Staffordshire Borough Council recently. The café, which is run by local volunteers, only opened in October 2012, but the results of the inspection show that it is already on track when it comes to food hygiene standards. The… Read more »

What to do in an Emergency at Work [Infographic]

Posted: May 15th, 2013 by TutorCare comment-icon Comments disabled

First aid training is a legal requirement, and can be the difference in your colleague at work staying alive. Our infographic below gives you the basics when met with an emergency, giving you the necessary processes to stay in control of the situation at hand… Want to embed this image on your site? Simply copy and paste the code below…<a href=""><img width="600" height="3697" alt="First Aid: What to do in an Emergency at Work" src="" title="First Aid: What to do in… Read more »

New health and safety event launches

Posted: May 13th, 2013 by Craig comment-icon Comments disabled

A new national health and safety exhibition has been launched in the UK, with the aim of providing businesses with free information and guidance on everything from new policy to health and safety training. The Health and Safety Event, an exhibition and conference programme, was launched at the NEC arena in Birmingham back in March 2013. It was held at the same time as another event, the maintenance, plant and asset management exhibition Maintec. The idea behind holding the two… Read more »

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