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Good evening. David Cameron faces criticism. He is not using the
money to help our heroes. We need - - we made a promise to the poorest
people, we should keep that promise. More criticism of an under fire
hospital. Things need to change, these are professional people, and
the vulnerable go into hospital. Fenced in, claims that new security
measures are not good for children. Following the hunt ball
Lincolnshire's most a normal person, this artist makes her final choice.
Or the weather details. -- all the weather details.
Good evening. The Prime Minister has told BBC Look North that he
will not back down on his decision to spend more money on overseas aid,
whilst making cuts at home. He has spent much of the day in
Lincolnshire. Mr Cameron said -- was asked why he is slashed and --
/ in the Budget. The Red Arrows welcomed the Prime
Minister to Lincolnshire. David Cameron was given the honour of
inspecting graduating cadets at RAF Cranwell. He praised the efforts of
the RAF. Despite some recent defence cuts, he said he would not
compromise when it came into the nation a's security. Yet one in 10
of these recruits will not become pilots, he and face redundancy. --
and face redundancy. The way the money is spent came under scrutiny
at his next stop. These workers took part in a question and answer
session. This woman asked why spending on overseas aid had gone
up while spending on the armed forces had gone down? We made a
promise, to some of the poorest people in the world, I think we
should keep that promise. To let them down, I think that would be
wrong. I do not think he answered my question. He was giving me other
information. He never said why we are spending money abroad, but not
using it to help our heroes. tried again. I think charity begins
in the home. We have responsibilities to others, if we
made a promise to the poorest people in the world, have I think
we should keep that promise. If we are saving lives. We are helping
ourselves. It means less immigration, less terrorism. For a
more prosperous world. He knows that many disagree with him. He
said he enjoyed taking part in a lively debate in Lincolnshire.
Why is it this policy so controversial? He committed to
spending �800 million on vaccines for children in the poorest
countries in the world. That equates to around six times the
amount being made by Lincolnshire County Council over the next four
years. Many people on his own government say he has got his
priorities wrong. During the last election he promised to remain --
to ring fence two areas, help and international aid. He feels very
strongly about this. During this visit, he must -- he
described to a report into care at Boston Pilgrim Hospital as
disturbing. There was a report published by the Care Quality
Commission that examines how well patients are looked after. They say
they have major concerns about this hospital. He in a moment we were
here from the man responsible for the hospital, but first this report.
He it has been a particularly torrid three months for hospital
macro. Today, patients and staff will have found little to comfort
them. This independent body looks after health care across England.
David Cameron called it a disturbing report. We are talking
about basic levels of service, nutrition, food and care. According
to the CQC Boston Pilgrim Hospital is not meeting the expected
standards in 12 out of 16 categories. Particular concern
means care and treatment is not delivered. Questions were raised
about been adequate nutrition, and rehydration. Cleanliness was also
an issue. It is the hospital a's owner monitoring systems which has
raised particular concerns. We have decided to carry out this
investigation to take a different look at the muttering processes.
The hospital's problems go back to April. The first inspection found a
damning report published. There was enforcement action announced.
Earlier this month, Lincolnshire Police investigated allegations in
to this treatment of patients. The hospital is carrying out its own
separate investigation over claims that Brian Smith, who was dying
from pneumonia, was denied basic nursing care. His treatment was not
unusual according to this patient's mother. Her mother, Laura has spent
many months in hospital. It is attention to detail, it concerns me.
There is concern over food, drink and bedpans. We asked the bedpans,
it took so long to bring them. Inspectors are due back at the
hospital next to me, managers have just a month to sort out the main
concerns of all face serious sanctions.
Andrew North is the cheeselike that -- chief executive of the trust
which runs Boston Pilgrim Hospital. I spoke to him earlier. The first
thing I would like to say was that we were extremely upset about what
did CQC found -- be CQC bound. I would like to apologise to anyone
who feels let down. We have been working extremely hard to try and
address those concerns. We clearly have not made sufficient progress.
We are committed to improving the quality of services we deliver. We
will not relent in that effort. We want the right level of service. We
want to be consistent in all parts of the hospital. The Prime Minister
has said these findings are disturbing, that is hugely
embarrassing for you. He is he right to be disturbed? We were all
very disappointed. We realise we have a huge amount of work to give
up the right quality of service. We are absolutely committed. If we
have made some important changes. We have introduced different ways
of working. The CQC have acknowledged that. There has been
many improvements. One of the steps was getting nurses to ask questions.
They are basic questions, Janet and John at staff, this should be there
all the time. We want a systematic structure. We wanted to be
absolutely satisfied that the care of patients is primary. We want to
be patient to be satisfied. We want the evidence to be recorded. We
want the revised approach is to been applied consistently -- to be
applied consistently. Two nurses have the basic commonsense? -- do
and nurses. I am not convinced of that. They wanted to deliver the
best quality service. On the vast majority other occasions the
service to meet the requirements and expectations of the patients.
We did not have that level of service consistently. I can only
apologise for that. I can reassure people that we are absolutely
focused on improving the quality of service we provide. We want
patients to receive these -- to receive the service they deserve.
Would you be happy if a member of your family was treated in the
hospital? I am not happy if any user of a hospital is let down as a
consequence of the service we provide. Whether or not they are
related to me does not change my expectation, nor my determination
to ensure that we move to a situation where people can expect a
consistent a level of service. Thank you very much indeed.
There you are. I would like to throw this one open. What is your
experience of that hospital. Do you have any thoughts on this? Contact
have any thoughts on this? Contact have any thoughts on this? Contact
us on the addresses below. Some mourn these now.
Detectives investigating the death of Grimsby man Adam Vincent have
found a human leg. Police divers are searching Scawby Brook near
Brigg after the discovery yesterday. The partial remains of Adam Vincent
were recovered from Tetney Lock near Grimsby in March, six people
have been charged in connection with his death. Hull City Council
has approved an amendment to its budget. They say it will save money
on industrial -- on payouts. Police teams are searching
woodlands around Pocklington. A a 62-year-old man who has Parkinson's
disease has vanished. He was last seen the body when free walk. --
last seen many when pre-war car. Plans to extend and animal breeding
centre have been rejected. B & K Universal wanted to extend their
centre where beagles are ready. -- are bred. There were as much...
Many allies were here today. It was an application by B & K Universal
to extend its premises here in Grimston. They want to breed these
animals for research. We have rejected this application because
the roads around Grimston are not up to wit. They would have to carry
the construction equipment. It is a monumental decision. It will save
2000 dogs from a life are suffering. The council have rejected this on
traffic concerns. You did not win? -- did not win? It was down to
everything including tourism. Tata Steel refused to comment, but they
did make a point that there is a national need for animals to be
bred for research in the UK. They said that if the application was
refused they would be forced to house beagles in their old
buildings which needed modernisation. They can of course
appeal the decision. But campaigners to see this as their
victory in a fight to stop testing Thank you for watching. Still to
come: mums join campaigners helping to keep a Children's Heart Unit
open. Lincolnshire's most normal person.
This artist makes her final choice. Tonight's picture is looking across
the Humber at Cleethorpes. Another picture tomorrow night at the same
time. You didn't make the short list for most normal person then?
list for most normal person then? I'm not in Lincolnshire.
The headlines for the next 24 hours at is an unsettled one. Through to
tomorrow, scattered showers. Look at this for a summer time chart,
more like something from November. That pushes across and by Saturday
it should be out into the North Sea, so perhaps another 10 or 15 mm of
rain before it clears on Saturday. You can see some clouds on the
satellite pictures. Those are sharp showers. Any scattered showers
should largely die away. All parts becoming dry with clear spells.
Temperatures down to around eight Celsius. The sun will rise at 429 A
M. It should be a nice start today, more stars will be dry and bright
with a fair amount of sunshine. You will find a few showers breaking
out by the end of the morning. Through the afternoon, cloud
thickens and rain threatens from the south. The best of the weather
will be at first tomorrow, top temperatures coming in around 17
Celsius. Moderate south-west wind will back off by tomorrow evening.
I thoroughly wet Friday evening and Friday night and the first part of
Saturday morning, around 10 mm of rain, great news for farmers.
Sunday maybe the best of the days but still wet.
I can tell you how embarrassing it was last night after those comments
about the residents' association. You're in my bad books, see you
tomorrow. Parents and Lincolnshire have been
rallying against the closure of a children's heart surgery unit.
Campaigners say they'll have to travel to either Birmingham or
London if the centre in Leicester closes. But the NHS says the
quality of care will be improved if fewer hospitals carry out heart
operations on children. Simon Spark reports.
Improvements to children's heart surgery within the NHS comes at a
price, a price of cutting the number of heart surgery centres
across the country, and these are the latest people who don't want to
see that happen. They're rallying against proposals that could see
the closure of the Children's Heart Unit in Leicester, used by many
Lincolnshire families. Families like the Nortons, Whose son Harry
was diagnosed with heart problems when he was still in his mother's
womb. He had his first emergency operation when he was just 15 days
old. He has had two heart operations already. He will have a
third one at around four years old. You cannot describe what you go
through. Your emotions are on a roller-coaster. The whole future is
completely changed. Because of Harry's need for future care his
parents are angry that they'll lose the staff that have repeatedly
saved their son's life. Just last month it was the same reaction for
the people who use the centre in Leeds, Even the surgeons have gone
public with their feelings. There saying there is no danger to our
children but there is. There saying that people have to move to the
doctors, but it is the doctors to have to move to the people. He
should have to move to people. NHS want to concentrate children's
heart surgery in fewer places. For people in Lincolnshire the closure
of the Leicester centre would mean travelling to Birmingham or London,
the centre in Leeds is also under threat. The Children's Heart
Federation is convinced there is a need for change. More children
would survive under would be better care afterwards as it would provide
better specialisation for the really complex surgery we're
talking about. The current consultation will end on July 1st
with a final decision expected later in the year.
An East Yorkshire head teacher has described the rules governing
security in schools as ludicrous. Chris would -- Chris Goodwin runs
Beverley Grammar School and claims OFSTED's rules are turning schools
into prisons. This comes after an increasing number applying to local
councils were up permission to put up 6 ft-high fences.
It is designed to keep children in and intruders out. At this school,
and defence as a sign of the times. Not ideal, says the school's head
teacher, but something that gives him and the staff peace of mind.
him and the staff peace of mind. means you don't have to go around
looking for dangerous items. You used to get these smash down and
things smashed up. Hundreds of schools could soon be surrounded by
these rings of steel, a drastic measure that opponents say is going
too far. This sense has been recently put in but they do not
think it is high enough to meet OFSTED standards. Chris Goodwin
blames this health and safety on OFSTED inspectors. He things that
have left schools with an over- cautious culture which hinders
children's education. We see this in the way science is being taught
and then people worry over not attracting scientists. Boys in
particular are not being dragged down, and health and safety is
impacting on their experiences. OFSTED says it is local authorities
that work with schools to implement security. Because of the low levels
of vandalism, break-ins and so on they are experiencing, it is a
constant drain and their resources. It is better to spend some money on
the resources now it than later on. It is predicted more safety
measures in schools will follow. One head teacher says he can no
longer carry around a cup of coffee around the school for fear of
children being scalded. Another one you might like to
comment on. Joining me in the studio as Dr Jeremy Dunning Davis
from the Campaign for Real Education. Fences around schools:
what you think? I think it is completely over-the-top and I can
well understand the concerns of some parents. They think it is
turning schools into prisons or worse. The council has had more
requests for these offences. Surely it is better than a drain on
resources caused by vandalism? goes back to the question of
discipline. Everything Mr Goodwin has said is absolutely true and
should be noted. If only the give authority back to be teachers,
allow them to impose discipline in schools, it will cut out problems
later on. It is the schools that are asking for it. East Riding says
it has never had so many requests. I am just amazed. To have a
boundary fence to stop stray dogs coming in... The sort defence we
saw earlier in the programme, I thought was completely over the top
and unnecessary. If it saves money on vandalism that money could do
used in the school. It is not the teachers' fault it is that people
controlling the teachers. Local authorities get so worked up, and
they think Mr Goodwin has said there getting worked up about
paedophiles, which is a problem but how big a problem? Has OFSTED got
it wrong? I think of said get it wrong over virtually everything. If
you if placed OFSTED with Mr Goodwin I think it would be an
improvement. Thank you for coming The draw has been made for the
first round of football's Carling Cup. Hull City had been drawn at
home well Scunthorpe face an away trip to Accrington Stanley. The
matches take place on 2nd August. We can reveal tonight that link
injure's most normal person has been revealed as part of another
project. The hunt was on for Mr or Mrs Normal since March. She has
been found: 53-year-old Ellen Clayton of Lincoln.
It is an almost Thursday for Ellen Clayton. She is a grandmother and
great-grandmother, with all the normal mementos around the house.
They're my granddaughter's, and those are my grandson's. Ellen does
her make-up and get her normal bus at 12:30pm, a walk that takes 10
minutes. She is so normal, she has been given a special title: Mrs
Normal. There were students around and they took no notice but became
and approached me. They asked me what I thought and if it was normal.
What I could do and what I was able to do. No matter how old you are,
you do what you are able to do and what you enjoy doing. Then it is
down to her normal routine, I game of bowls with a friend, who as far
as I can tell a quite normal. rubbish today, not so bad normally.
Over at half-time cup of tea, I asked the question: is she normal?
Do you think I'm normal? Nick -- no. I think she deserves it, she is a
nice person and good luck to her. shall always be normal and be
myself. There you have it, Ellen Clayton truly is Mrs Normal of
Lincolnshire. You couldn't make it up. The time
is 6:35pm. Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines:
New figures show a sharp drop in retail sales. The figures for May
are down by 1.5% after an increase during April.
David Cameron faces criticism on a trip to Lincolnshire over cuts to
the armed forces while overseas aid goes up. The Prime Minister says
it's right to keep his promise to some of the poorest people in the
world. A mostly dry, bright start with
some sunshine. Scattered showers developing through the morning,
merging to give longer spells of rain by the end of the day. Maximum
temperature 18C. Quite a big response to the story on Pilgrim
Hospital. I felt very cared for in my stay in
hospital. Not just do nothing staff, my consultant treated me like the
real person. This from Geraldine: I was not surprised to hear the
shortcomings are Pilgrim Hospital. These places are no stranger to bad
management and lack of cleanliness. When my husband was in the clinical
admission section, I had to clean up soiled dressings Wycherley on
the 4th and at last patient. It is a good staff there but their
efforts are dwarfed. This from Twitter: I had my baby in programme