Hackney’s health chief believes a slip in social distancing may be the reason behind the borough seeing the highest rise in coronavirus cases in the whole of London – and thinks the government’s “confusing message” may be to blame.
Homerton Hospital’s cleaners, porters and security staff will be paid sick pay “from day one” and the London living wage in a £50m with facilities giant ISS - however they will still not get NHS equivalents for their wages, pensions, overtime or annual leave.
With the help of performers from shows such as War Horse and His Dark Materials, a Hackney charity has put together a guide for healthcare workers to help them cope with wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) for extended periods - and to improve communication with patients.
Hackney’s director of public health has ruled out a second wave, but has expressed concern that coronavirus figures continue to rise since lockdown measures eased - with new cases far outstripping all other London boroughs.
Leona Lewis sourced pictures of hospital staff from the Whittington, where she was born, and Homerton, where she grew up, for her cover version of ‘Angels’, which she has released to raise money for the NHS in its battle against coronavirus.
The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.