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Coronavirus, the climate crisis and the need to stay connected

Artist and climate change campaigner Beccy McCray shares her thoughts about the current global pandemic and climate change.

Posted 16:15 Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Beccy Mccray Climate Crisis coronavirus covid-19 When The Oak Spoke Wood People Connective

Coronavirus statistical update: latest data attest to growing number of deaths outside hospitals

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Evidence is accruing of a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 deaths taking place in care homes and other non hospital settings

Posted 21:47 Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Russell Hall statistics

Care homes in the spotlight: PPE lacking and death toll under-reported

Nearly four weeks after the UK entered into lockdown, care homes have finally hit the headlines, as issues such as the lack of personal protective equipment for staff and the substantial under-reporting of deaths among residents come to the fore. In Hastings grassroots suppliers are helping to fill the equipment gap, while East Sussex County Council is also taking action to improve the supply of PPE. Care sector sources are talking of fatalities in the thousands. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:05 Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: care homes Care Quality Commission ESCC Hastings Makers National Care Forum Nick Terdre PPE Reece Dreavyn

Coronavirus statistical update: Bame population more likely to become seriously ill

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Members of the Bame population are more susceptible to becoming seriously ill with the virus and dying. Text and graphics by Russell Hall.

Posted 20:41 Monday, Apr 20, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Russell Hall statistics

Key coronavirus message from the council

Hastings Borough Council has a leading role to play in combating the coronavirus, passing on advice from the government, liaising with local support groups and as a key point of contact in the community hub. Deputy leader Colin Fitzgerald provides an update on actions taken and urges everyone to keep following government advice. 

Posted 17:09 Sunday, Apr 19, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: CA1066 Colin Fitzgerald comunity hub ESCC Hastings Borough Council Hastings Community Transport heart HVA Kim Forward

Community rallies to tackle PPE shortages but  inadequate supplies elsewhere criticised

PPE shortages in Hastings surgeries have prompted an encouraging community response. Although the county’s healthcare trust says supplies in the key hospitals are adequate, healthcare workers’ representatives have criticised shortages elsewhere. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 19:04 Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: giles duley Hastings Emergecy Action Response Team Hastings Makers for NHS and Keyworkers PPE

Coronavirus statistical update: male deaths are much higher, as are those of over 70s

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Further information on deaths was made available by the Office of National Statistics today, indicating a significant gender difference and a greater prevalence among people of 70 or over. Text by Russell Hall and Nick Terdre, charts by Russell Hall.

Posted 23:45 Thursday, Apr 16, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: covid-19-archive Nick Terdre ONS Public Health England Russell Hall statistics

Coronavirus statistical update: a better estimate of deaths made available by ONS

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular (no longer daily) update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Fuller information on deaths has been made available by the Office of National Statistics, including a figure for those occurring in care homes. Text and charts by Russell Hall.

Posted 23:03 Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Russell Hall
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