Fears oxygen at Altnagelvin may have to be rationed

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Fears oxygen at Altnagelvin may have to be rationed Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – October 29, 2020 Facebook There are fears oxygen at Altnagelvin hospital may have to be rationed.It comes as hospitals in Northern Ireland were operating at above-capacity due to the number of patients with Covid-19.Altnagelvin is using between 800 and 900 litres of oxygen every minute, which is three times higher than the normal level.A member of the board which manages the hospital has told the BBC that there is not enough oxygen to treat patients.A green, amber and red alert system is in place to monitor oxygen levels – and the past week it has been moving towards red.The North’s Chief Nursing Officer says the supply of oxygen to hospitals in Northern Ireland is monitored daily, and mitigation measures are in place if the high level of demand continues. Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Previous articleMajor new survey reveals challenges facing local businessesNext articleAround 20% of LUH stroke patients under 65 News Highland Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

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Mobile home park residents: ‘Where is our recovery?’

first_imgMobile home park residents will talk about the devastating impact of Irene on mobile home parks and speak out about what they describe as the lack of assistance for the specific needs of mobile home park residents after the storm. What: Press conference with mobile home park residents from across Vermont to set the record straight about the recovery efforts that are leaving them out and announce a petition for additional assistance for some of Vermont’s most vulnerable residents.  When: Saturday September 24th, 2011 at 11 am Where: Weston’s Mobile Home Park off Rt 12 in Berlin Who:  Weston’s Mobile Home Park residents have invited peers from across the state to join them along with their state representatives, Governer Peter Shumlin, and Vermont’s Federal Congressional Delegation.  Background: Mobile home park residents are some of the people most affected by tropical storm Irene but according to advocates, many are still not receiving the assistance they need to recover.Sandra Gaffney, a displaced resident of Weston’s Mobile Home Park in Berlin explains:  ‘We lived in these parks because they are affordable and we don’t have a lot of money, but now they are destroyed and we are ultimately responsible for either the disposal of the home or extensive repairs, costly guidelines that need to be met before even being able to return to the park, which we simply cannot afford on a fixed income. We are still in limo- where is our recovery?’Another resident, Donna French is concerned that ‘we’re talking about getting the state ready for tourist season, but we still have lots of Vermonters with no homes and mounting expenses. We need affordable, long-term housing for those that do not have the financial ability to return to their former living situation and help with the very high cost of removing the destroyed homes.’September, 21, 2011last_img read more

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Michael Dugher – Betting will support the government in time of need

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share Submit Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of single industry representative body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has stated that UK gambling will support the government in a time of national crisis.On Friday, the BGC published its ‘compulsory action plan‘ outlining 10 measures strengthening industry social responsibility and consumer standards, which all BGC members will adhere to during the COVID-19 pandemic.Key member pledges include increasing safer gambling messages across websites, the active promotion of deposit limits and safer gambling tools, reporting rogue advertising and expanding welfare checks on customers.“In this time of national emergency, with many of us self-isolating and experiencing social distancing, away from our friends and family, we need to come together as a country and watch out and look after each other,” said Dugher. “And as CEO of the new betting and gaming standards body, the BGC, I know that this also applies to our members too.”The action plan supports the UK Gambling Commission‘s (UKGC) demand that industry operators demonstrate ‘heightened consumer protections’ and responsible marketing during a period where consumers are in lockdown or isolation.Dugher responded to political concerns on gambling engagement increasing during the isolation period, which has led the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to call for the enforcement of a £50 daily spending limit.  Countering APPG concerns, Dugher pointed to COVID-19 realities which see an entire industry kneecapped by the closure of its retail presence (bookmaker and casinos), combined with the blanket cancellation of global sports fixtures.He added: “The idea that the COVID-19 crisis will lead to a boom in betting is just plain wrong.  I understand why the prohibitionists and anti-gambling campaigners want to give that impression, but the reality is that operators have been posting warnings to the market as revenues slide dramatically.”Dugher closed the list of pledges by affirming that BGC members were committed to supporting the government’s ‘National Effort’ in supporting health networks and emergency services fighting against COVID-19.“Britain is at its best when we come together,” he said. “We will come through this crisis, in which we all have a role to play.“I am determined that our industry plays its full part in the Government’s ‘National Effort’ – whether that’s in helping with volunteers or resources or facilities. But it also means us helping to protect people most at risk in these extraordinarily difficult and challenging times. I am determined that we do just that.”last_img read more

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