Winter Pressures

25th October 2018

Christmas in a care home – how it should be done!

Last year, Horizon Care decided to do things a little different for Christmas. Instead of sending cards to friends and family, the residents, staff, builders and […]
25th October 2018

Social care out in the cold?

Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, has expressed concern that once again the social care sector has been left […]
25th October 2018

Flu outbreak… one ward’s story

Staff from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust created this video to explain the impact that an outbreak of influenza on one ward had on staff and […]
25th October 2018

Hospitals to receive £145 million to prepare for winter demand

The money will be spent on upgrading wards, redeveloping A&Es and extra beds at NHS trusts across England. The government is giving more than £145 million […]
25th October 2018

Battling The Cold This Winter

The challenges associated with supporting the care for an ageing population in the cold winter months continue, with an estimated 34,300 excess winter deaths reported between […]
25th October 2018

Nurse treks 10 miles in terrible weather

Snow, wind and ice did not deter this dedicated nurse from walking 10 miles to get to her post at Lincoln hospital.  Watch her being interviewed […]
25th October 2018

When Britain showed heart during the Beast from the East

While the summer scorcher might have melted away the stress and chaos felt earlier in the year, who could forget the Beast from the East? The […]
25th October 2018

2017-18 winter data

In the winter months, NHS England publishes daily ‘situation reports‘ on pressures facing acute hospital providers and NHS 111 services.  This data illustrates service demand, pressures […]