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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
"Still not good enough" ` Lincolnshire's underperformhng
hospitals are told they must remain in special measures.
It is disappointing. We are surprised at the recommendation The
team have really worked hard. The impact of public sector strikes
in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire ` It is a really hard decision, but as
a teaching assistant, I just want to be paid a fair day's pay. These
strikes hurt people who use the services.
Plans for a memorial to honour Hull's celebrities `
but can people elsewhere nale anyone famous from the city?
And I talk to Strictly Come Dancing's Kevhn
from Grimsby and his fianced about their big homecoming this wdekend.
Further rain to come, the vdry latest coming up shortly.
Hospitals in Lincolnshire h`ve been told the standard of care is still
The health watchdog the Card Quality Commission has published thd results
of a detailed inspection into the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.
They say Lincoln County, Boston Pilgrim, Grantham and Louth
hospitals have made some improvements, but not enough to
In a moment we will hear from the trust's chief execttive,
but first here's our health correspondent Vicky Johnson.
Last year inspectors said Lincolnshire's main hospitals
were failing to meet any national care standards.
Since then, especially here in Boston, there have beenl
improvements, but not enough to lift them out of special measures.
We were very surprised that that's the recommendation that we wouldn't
come out of special measures, and the team have really worked hard,
they've worked their socks off in order to show the improvements that
they can make to care. And the fact that we've come across as
caring overall, as an organhsation, shows how far that journey hs.
When the inspection team from the Care Quality Commission vishted the
four main hospital sites, they were all found to require improvdment.
Among the major challenges being faced are
staffing, there are still unfilled vacancies in certain servicds.
Seven day services, only limited progress has
so far been made and the outpatients department at Lhncoln
These findings prompted somd concerns from visitors to Lhncoln
County today. I am very concerned. My wife is an intense care. My dad
has been here a week, and wd haven't had any problems. If it needs
special measures, it should stay there until it gets to wherd it
should be. In 2011, Fiona Allinson from the CQC insists
that the trust is now getting the support it needs.
They have an improvement manager and a buddy trust that will help them to
make the improvements. Progress has been made in some areas. Inspectors
have given the trust a good ratings are caring, and says the high
dependency unit at Lincoln hs outstanding. Plus mortality rates
are now within expected levdls. But patients' groups concede more time
is needed to make other improvements. It can't be ttrned
around in six or 12 months. It takes time. And it is important that that
not only is improvement measured, but it stays improved.
The inspectors will return hn six months to decide whether or not
these hospitals can emerge from their special measures.
Earlier I spoke to the chief executive of the
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, Jane Lewington, I asked her why the
Certainly the CQC have identified some areas where we need to make
further small improvements. They have also identified a couple where
we have more major work to do, and one of those is outpatients at
Lincoln. Have the CQC got this right? Do you agree that yot should
Dobbie in special measures? That is a difficult question to answer. What
they have certainly got right is that when they started their visit,
I did a presentation to thel and outline the progress we had made,
and where I felt we needed to do more work. Should you still be in
special measures? One of thd things you get through special measures is
help all full top we have h`d support through our buddy trust at
Sheffield. Why are you struggling with staff? In July last ye`r, you
said you were going to sort out the staffing levels, but there hs still
a problem. We have recruited 35 nurses, but we are just now leading
a review of staffing in somd of ours is areas like A, paediatrhcs, and
we will be moving to a new nurse template in those areas. St`ffing is
a constant challenge becausd it is a national problem. There is `
national shortage of nursing, and although we will continue to rely on
international recruitment. @s far as patients are concerned, manx will be
watching and worried. How s`fe are Lincolnshire's hospitals? On one to
ten, where ten is perfectly safe, where I you? 9.5, at least. We were
included in special measures because of our higher mortality, but our
mortality rates are now at or below the national average, and wd are
constantly monitoring. In special measures `` six months, will you be
at a special measures? Our staff are confident that they will be. Thank
you very much indeed. Do you work at one of the hospitals,
or are you a patient? The cancer sufferer from
North Lincolnshire calling It was billed as the biggest public
sector strike in a generation. In East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
today more than 60 schools were closed as teachers joined council
workers, firefighters The unions say they were protesting
against a pay freeze and ch`nges to But the Government has crithcised
today's day of action, and ministers claim support
for the strike has been poor. More from our political editor
Tim Iredale. Firefighters, council workers
and teachers march shoulder to In Lincoln workers took to
the streets as part of a National It is a hard decision but
as a teaching assistant I w`nt a fair day's pay for a fair d`y's
work. We've had these shocking pax offers
for the last three years Householders put their bins out as
normal that they were not elptied. It is not that good,
we have that much rubbish in one If they leave it for another half
a week, it will really smell. In East Hull the park gate stayed
locked and this school was one of more than 60 in the area to
close, prompting this reacthon. I do think they should get fair pay
but I do not agree they shotld do it when the children are at school
and need education. People are allowed to fight
for the rights. It is a pain when you're working
and you have to find childc`re. The Government has singled out
the National Union of Teachdrs for criticism and ministers say it
is wrong for schools to close. The NUT, the only union to call a
strike today, is relying on a mandate, on balance, that they had
in September 2012, nearly two years ago, so they haven't consulted their
members and since then on whether they actually want to go on strike.
The strike brought one benefit from motorists who were waved across the
Humber Bridge for free, due to a lack of toll booth operators. Even
some public toilets were closed on a day when workers said thex had to
carry on at their inconvenidnce Some strong words
from the Government Is it possible to say who is has
the upper hand? The Government claims that lore than
90% of council workers turndd up for work today as normal, and more than
80% of schools remained fully open. But the unions say there was a
strong turnout on the picket lines, and public support for their day of
action was also strong. But the big scrap the night is over the
legitimacy of these strikes. The Government claims in some areas
barely 20% of workers voted in favour of strike action, and
ministers want tougher laws to make sure that more union members have
devoted favour of strike action in future. The Hull North MP s`id that
in recent Police and Crime Commissioners lectures, the turnout
was 15%, and the Government isn t questioning that legitimacy, so the
arguing continues. Some mord news in brief:
An investigation is continuhng into the deaths of two elderly
people who were struck by a train at a level crossing near Lincoln.
Peter Smith, who was 80, and Betty Evelyn Smith, who was 79,
were hit by the train on Croft Lane in Cherry Willingham yesterday.
Police are treating their ddaths as non`suspicious.
Their family said they're still trying to come to terls
An Indian court has told a lan from Hull he can go home nine
Ray Tindall was working for a security company provhding
anti`piracy protection when he was detained with the rest
of the crew because of concdrns about paperwork for their wdapons.
He's expected to return home later this month.
A terminal cancer sufferer from North Lincolnshire says he
wants to see a nationwide b`n on sunbeds before he dies.
Mark Carter from Messingham has stage IV
melanoma, and although he's never used a sunbed himself, he s`ys that
Mark Carter developed skin cancer after a career in the Merch`nt Navy
left his fair skin exposed to the hot sun.
Since being diagnosed with lelanoma he's discovered many of his fellow
sufferers blame sunbed use for their life`threatening condhtion.
I was shocked at how many, particularly young ladies,
have got melanoma because of their previous sunbed usd.
More than 13,000 people are diagnosed with melanoma every year.
This is four times higher than 30 years ago.
It is one of the most common cancers in younger people.
Cancer Research UK says using sunbeds will definitely
But the Sunbed Association has told us no definite
Before you even step into the booth, you get changed out here, and the
walls are covered in public information warnings, espechally if
you have fair hair and freckly skin. Used responsibly, a sunbed hs safe.
We used tubes that have less UVB. The current Miss Hull is
a sunbed user. I follow the rules and guiddlines,
and I don't see a problem at all. And while they aren't seeking a ban,
they want tighter regulations. We would like to see the Government
going further in England to bring us in line with Scotland and W`les to
have a ban on unstaffed booths, and making sure that people are provided
with information. Mark is lhving proof that you can get melanoma
without ever using a sunbed. You could end up dead at the agd of 29
if you use a sunbed. You have your whole life ahead of you. Thd risk of
melanoma is just too great. Mark Carter ending that report
by Amanda White. I'm joined now by Gary Lipm`n,
who is the chairman of the Sunbed Association,
who represents the industry. Mark says UI dicing with de`th if
you use a sunbed. Is that true? It is overuse. What you have to avoid
is burning. Look at anybody on a beach on the Mediterranean,
overexposing themselves. Our members follow a strict and robust code of
practice to make sure that `ny members of the public to cole in are
properly screened. Cancer rdsearch, the NHS, the world health
organisation, they all say there is a link between melanoma and sunbed
sumac. Why do you think thex are wrong? They said there is a relative
risk. That is not an absolute risk. Quite frankly, when you takd the
word risk, there is absolutdly no risk when you are sunbathing on a
sunbed with responsibility. Any of our members will make sure that
people don't burn. Tanning hs an entirely natural process, it is
burning we have to avoid. It is the burning that gives the risk, not the
tanning. Geni published in the British
medical Journal says that 100 deaths a year are attributed to sunbed use.
What the report says is that relatively few people are affected
by sunbed, and there is no reason to ban them. We have also been in touch
today with the Leeds University report, and they say to us that you
are using misleading quote, using it out of context. Do you accept that?
What we are doing is reading from their own report, and their own
conclusions. They say you are misleading people is taking it out
of context. I take their conclusion and I read it in its entirety. You
can't take a conclusion that they gave out of context. It is their own
words, Peter. We will leave it there. Thank you.
You might also have a view on this story.
Do you think sunbeds should be banned?
Plans for a Hollywood`style "walk of fame" in Hull to honour the
And I talk to Strictly Come Dancing's Kevhn
from Grimsby and his fianced about their big homecoming this wdekend.
Tonight's photo is by June Holmes. Paul is back after his two`week tour
of every show that has been going. Nice job if you can get it, isn t
it? Nothing was going to tonight, seeing as you are here! I whll read
you an e`mail about your hahr in a moment for.
I shall look forward to that. A rotten day along the coast. That
rain extending inland, so tomorrow is an improving picture, th`t is the
good news. After a cloudy, damp start, conditions will turn brighter
from the West. That is the warm fronts that has brought all the rain
in coastal areas today, it `ges inland and fizzles out as it does
so. There will be a lot of cloud associated with it, but it will
brighten up. It is bringing a lot of rain along the coast, so wet and
windy deceiving towards the coast. That rain will gradually extend
inland overnight. As it does so the weather front. To fizzle out. So as
it pushes westwards, no mord than a little patchy rain by the thme it
gets to Gainsborough, for example. And it should dry up a little bit on
the coast later. Temperaturds, 3 or 14 Celsius.
The sun rises at 4.45. Your next time of high water in Skegndss, 5.45
in the morning. The weather front will fizzle out,
leaving us with brighter skhes in the afternoon, and hopefullx some
bridal sunny intervals around. That afternoon temperatures, a good deal
better than today. Saturday looks a good deal brighter, and warler with
some sunshine. The risk of ` few sharp showers later in the day. And
once so if you'd like to become an honorary member of the standard oral
club because of your hair. @nother fine mess, Peter!
Don't even say it! Go away! Famous names like Amy Johnson,
William Wilberforce and Maureen But there are dozens more pdople
from the city with household names, or who made world`changing
discoveries, who you might not know So a campaign's under way to change
that before city of culture year Here's our culture correspondent,
Anne`Marie Tasker. Walk around Hull and you'll see some
of the city's most famous sons and The objective is to try to create a
way to recognise many more. The objective is to try to create a
lasting memorial for the pioneers of our city.
Hull Civic Society wants to transform this into the Fountain
of Fame, with the names of 40 of the city's highest`achievers
In many ways, we have been hiding our light under a bushel for so many
years, and now there is an opportunity to actually start to
show it off and brag about ht. Some
of Hull's alumni are well`known Anti`slavery campaigner William
Wilberforce, pioneering pilot Amy But did you know John Venn,
the mathematician who invented And J Arthur Rank,
father of the modern film industry, who opened the cinema chain
and produced scores of films. That's
because Don Suddaby developdd the TB suppose. I know a lot about Philip
Larkin, a great poet who cale from Hull.
David Bowie's guitarist Mick Ronson was from Hull, too.
The City Council wants to rdcognise him with something more than
The money is part of a First World War centenary ftnd set
?5 million has been given out nationally.
It's believed the money will be used to rdstore
Hull Kingston Rovers are to press ahead with a statue to remelber
their former player Peter "Flash" Flanagan who died in 20 7.
Flanagan starred for the Robins during the 1960s.
The news comes just weeks after the club renamed their north
stand in honour of club president and former chairman Colin Httton.
Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton will be in
his hometown of Grimsby on Saturday to dance for local supporters.
He made it to the show's final last year with
former BBC presenter Susann` Reid, and he'll be dancing again when the
His fiancee Karen Hauer will also be back, and his world champion
ballroom`dancing sister Joanne has joined the line`up, too.
Kevin told me how much he'd enjoyed his first series
It was a great first series for me. It was terrific, especially dancing
with Susanna. Did you keep him in order? I try my best to be strict
with him, but he is a rebel. You owe it to Sir Bruce Forsyth, because he
made you famous by calling xou Kevin from Grimsby. Yes, it just got to
the end of the list, and he said, here is one I can pronounce, all the
way from Grimsby, it is Kevhn. So now everybody calls me Kevin from
Grimsby, and I have lost my second name.
New series is coming back, xou are both going to be in it, and your
sister is going to be in it? Yes, a Joanne from Grimsby, as well! And
when we get married, I will be Karen from Grimsby! But you won't be
living in Grimsby, don't tell me. I am trying. There is nothing wrong
with it! We get free fish and chips. That is good enough reason for me.
And you are doing a show on Saturday. We were originallx doing a
different show, and for whatever reason, ticket sales in certain
regions, it wasn't selling well so the producers decided not to
continue with it, but we were looking forward to coming to perform
in Grimsby, which was go into beta Saturday, so we just said whth about
two weeks to go, shall we jtst put on a show anyway? We can't let
Grimsby down. That is what hs happening. Good luck. Remind me
briefly how he proposed to xou. We were in London doing a show in the
West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre, and at the end of the show,
he got down on one knee and proposed to me. Nauseating! And it w`s funny,
because he was dancing really weird the whole day. No change thdre,
then! I am really happy. Move to Grimsby! Nice to see you both, good
luck for Saturday. A lovely couple, Karen and Kevin.
That show is at Grimsby Audhtorium on Saturday night. It is just before
seven o'clock. Let's get a recap of the
national and regional headlhnes Public sector workers go out
on strike in what's thought to be the biggest day of industri`l action
for three years. Lincolnshire's underperformhng
hospitals are told they must Tomorrow's whether: Cloudy, damp in
places, brightening up as the day goes along. 20 Celsius, arotnd 8
Fahrenheit. Now, response coming in on linkage
hospitals still being in spdcial measures, which we were talking
about a few minutes ago. Thhs is anonymous. I am health care
assistant at the pilgrim, and staff shortages the main issue. A lot is
expected of us, with not enough time to do it in. If they want bdtter
care, they should increase staff on all wards. It is ridiculous.
And Victoria from Sleaford says my son was born 12 weeks premature at
And Victoria from Sleaford says my son was born 12 weeks Lincoln County
Hospital, and the treatment we received at the hospital has been
second to none. Thank you for those. Thank you for watching. Join me for
the late look North at 10.24. Good night.
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