NEWS IN BRIEF


Keep applauding our NHS workers

CLAP For Carers creator Annemarie Plas has urged people do it again and give the carers a round of applause tonight at 8pm. Last Thursday literally millions of people from across the country joined in. Now she has urged the public to clap NHS workers again, every Thursday until the end of the pandemic.

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House plants donated to Hornsea Crisis Support Group

HORNSEA Garden Centre has donated around £4000 of house pants to the Hornsea Crisis Support group. Rachael Charlton from Hornsea Garden Centre contacted the group to say over 450 house plants were available for free for distribution to as many carers and care home residents as possible in Hornsea. The plants were a thank you for the group’s dedication to keeping residents safe. It included many expensive orchids which were all destined for destruction without being distributed.

Responders group grows

HEDON COVID-19 responders group now has 16 people who have stepped forward to volunteer plus a further seven volunteers via Hull Street Angels Trinity.

Rainbow pictures spread message of hope

RAINBOWS of hope have appeared in windows up and down Holderness. The idea is to spread hope to your community and during the lockdown rainbow pictures send a message of hope.

Here are some of the rainbow pictures sent to The Gazette. Have you or your children created something with a special message for our NHS staff that you would love them to see?

Email your pictures to [email protected]

Credit Union still there for you

HULL and East Yorkshire Credit Union have assured the public they are still contactable despite their Withernsea office being temporarily closed.

Matthew Lloyd, Withernsea Credit Union Development Officer, said: “We would like to make people aware that they are still here for them, despite our office at the Shores Centre being temporarily closed to the public amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

“We can be contacted by phoning: 01482 778753, emailing [email protected]

Alternatively, visiting our website at www.hullandeycu.co.uk and using our web app for services including bank transfers and loan applications.”

MP welcomes funding to bring Britons home

THE Government has announced a £75 million package with major airlines to help stranded Brits abroad get home.

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart who has been contacted by a number of worried families said: “This package comes as a relief, as it makes it more likely we’ll be able to bring people home to see their loved ones again. The best thing for those abroad is to sign up to regular updates for their location from the Government’s travel advice pages and follow updates from the British embassy’s social media pages.”

Anyone with concerns should contact the MP via his website: grahamstuart.com

Some routine surgery appointments cancelled

NON-URGENT outpatient appointments and routine surgery at Hull’s hospitals will be postponed allow staff to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is cancelling some elective procedures and outpatient appointments following a national announcement by NHS England to free up 12,000 to 15,000 hospital beds around the country.

However, emergency operations and admissions, cancer treatment and clinically urgent work will still go ahead.

Cancelling non-urgent operations and outpatient appointments from Wednesday, March 18 will free up staff to undertake training, beds, theatres and recovery facilities ahead of the predicted COVID-19 peak in a few weeks.