Scotland's largest health board has asked people with cold or flu-like symptoms not to visit patients in hospital.NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said infections could be passed on to people who were already unwell.The warning comes at a time when its hospitals said they were "experiencing the usual winter pressures". Similar advice is in effect across NHS Highland, and at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.NHS Grampian said a "high number" of cases of both influenza A and influenza B were being seen.Infection preventionSpecial infection prevention and control measures have been put in place in a bid to to limit the spread.The advice from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde covers hospitals including Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Gartnavel General and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.The board's deputy director of public health, Dr Emilia Crighton, said: "Influenza is more than a bad cold and even young healthy people can feel unwell with flu for a week or more."We would urge anyone who has experienced … [Read more...] about Flu and cold warning to hospital visitors
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And there arose Jackson Carlaw, assuming the solemn guise of a prosecuting counsel. The charge sheet? That the first minister, residing at 6 Charlotte Square in the city of Edinburgh, did wilfully and with malice aforethought seek to inflict not just a further Brexit referendum upon the people of Scotland - but also another ballot, anent the topic of independence.The response from Sturgeon, N? "I'm rumbled!" Which might be thought to be the droll, satirical equivalent of "it's a fair cop, you got me bang to rights."Or whatever patois is deployed these days by modern, trendy felons engaged in their felonious little plans. Presumably, it is a mid-Atlantic drawl, where every sentence starts with the word "so" and every utterance ends on an up note. Look back on FMQs on Holyrood Live Sturgeon ridicules Corbyn over indyref2 stance The FM's satire, of course, was deployed in a familiar pursuit. It would not, she surmised, come as a surprise to many that she was pretty keen, all things … [Read more...] about What comes first for the SNP – indyref2 or a People’s Vote?
A man has suffered life-changing injuries after being hit by a fallen tree, as winds of up to 60mph wreak havoc across the UK - with commuters facing delays due to the extreme weather which has flooded tracks and left hundreds stranded. The West Coast Main Line between Scotland and England was closed due to flooding on the tracks between Carlisle and Lockerbie, Network Rail Scotland revealed, saying the water level was up to a foot above the rails. In London, one man sustained 'life-changing' injuries after being hit by a falling tree in Streatham, while in Russell Square, a black cab was badly damaged by another tree. Elsewhere, ferry passengers heading into Dover faced delays of five hours as tug boats battled the weather to guide them into port. And in Brighton, a nine-year-old was taken into police protection after being found camping alone under the pier in the middle of the night during fierce storms. It comes as a yellow warning was issued for … [Read more...] about It’s a weekend blowout! Winds of 60mph wreak havoc across the UK as man suffers ‘life-changing’ injuries from a fallen tree, ferry passengers are stuck at sea and rail link between England and Scotland is shut leaving hundreds stranded
Snow and ice are set to hit parts of the UK as torrential rain threatens to bring further misery to flood-ravaged towns where residents are exhausted and frustrated. Three separate severe weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office as Mother Nature brings a mixed bag of conditions and colder-than-usual temperatures over the next 48 hours. From Wednesday night, up to 60mm of rain could fall in South West England and as much as 5cm of snow could blanket South Wales, while surfaces in eastern Scotland will become icy as temperatures drop overnight. Flood-weary residents in Yorkshire and the Midlands face a dreadful forecast from Thursday as forecasters warn up to 45mm of rain could cause swollen rivers to rise again and inundate more homes. Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible and could pose a danger to life, and some communities could be cut off by flooded roads, the Met Office warned. As of Wednesday morning, 34 flood warnings were in place, mainly in Yorkshire and the … [Read more...] about UK weather forecast: Snow and ice to hit before rain swamps flood-ravaged towns
SNOW fell in parts of the UK last night as many Brits woke up to a white winter wonderland. But can we expect the same today? Here's the latest... Is it going to snow today? Snow is falling across parts of England and Wales as Yorkshire braces for yet more rain after days of flooding. Some Brits woke this morning (November 14) to find the snow - mixed with sleet and rain - had settled. East Gloucestershire, Devon, Wiltshire and South Wales were pictured with a covering of snow. But the UK seems to be more in danger of a soaking than a blanketing of snow as theMet Office issued a warning in parts of the East Midlands and Yorkshire of further downpours on the already flooded region. Earlier warnings of snow and ice have now been lifted. A yellow weather warning for rain is in place for areas around Nottingham, Sheffield, and Doncaster from 9am today, as the snow falling across the South West moves north and turns to rain. The heaviest of the rain is expected to hit the area between 9am … [Read more...] about Is it going to snow today and where did it snow last night?