25/01/2017 North West Tonight


25/01/2017

The latest news, sport and weather for the North West of England.


Similar Content

Browse content similar to 25/01/2017. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!

Transcript


LineFromTo

Pensioners Jack Skelly and Richard Hansbury died after long

:00:13.:00:16.

Tonight it's emerged that, in their separate cases,

:00:17.:00:19.

the fact that paramedics were waiting to hand over patients

:00:20.:00:22.

at nearby hospitals may have contributed to their deaths.

:00:23.:00:24.

Here's our Health Correspondent Gill Dummigan Jack's story.

:00:25.:00:35.

Jack Skelly was a man who loved life.

:00:36.:00:40.

He appeared to be in good health but on December 19,

:00:41.:00:43.

he collapsed in the family bathroom banging his head as he fell.

:00:44.:00:48.

When it hadn't arrived in approximately 15 minutes,

:00:49.:00:53.

She immediately began to assess her uncle's condition

:00:54.:00:58.

while his family rang the Ambulance Service again.

:00:59.:01:02.

I just kept talking to him, reassuring him

:01:03.:01:09.

By now, Jo said it was coming up to 50 minutes since the first call.

:01:10.:01:18.

At the very most, it should've been there within 20.

:01:19.:01:21.

Finally you could see that the colour was changing.

:01:22.:01:24.

He was becoming more and more deteriorated, sorry,

:01:25.:01:26.

Five minutes later, the ambulance crew arrived.

:01:27.:01:35.

She said the family will never know whether he might have lived

:01:36.:01:38.

Whenever somebody has a trauma, for example, they talk

:01:39.:01:48.

about the golden hour and uncle Jack's golden hour was waiting

:01:49.:01:51.

I think it's an absolute disgrace and they should be held

:01:52.:01:55.

We don't think this should ever happen again to anybody.

:01:56.:02:08.

Tell us a bit more about the second case?

:02:09.:02:13.

This case concerns 65-year-old Richard Hansbury.

:02:14.:02:18.

He lived alone in a sheltered accommodation flat in Wigan.

:02:19.:02:21.

He'd collapsed in October and was bleeding heavily

:02:22.:02:23.

The alarm was raised and the call was flagged as red -

:02:24.:02:27.

Paramedics should have been there within eight minutes.

:02:28.:02:30.

His family claim it was more than hour before crews arrived.

:02:31.:02:35.

Mr Hansbury weighed 19 stone and ambulance staff needed another

:02:36.:02:37.

None were available meaning it was over two and a half hours

:02:38.:02:46.

after the first 999 call before he got to hospital

:02:47.:02:49.

And Steve, so what have the North West Ambulance said

:02:50.:02:57.

about the two deaths, and the problems they're facing?

:02:58.:02:59.

As with Mr Skelly we featured in Gill Dummigans report

:03:00.:03:02.

and in Mr Hansbury's case, the Ambulance Service apologise

:03:03.:03:04.

They say there was high demand and a number

:03:05.:03:10.

of resources were waiting with patients at hospitals.

:03:11.:03:11.

They say the operating environment over recent weeks has been amongst

:03:12.:03:17.

Demand for general 999 calls is up 7% year to date.

:03:18.:03:35.

Unions say their members are feeling the pressure,

:03:36.:03:40.

and that they should be freed up once they get to hospital.

:03:41.:03:43.

We think once the ambulance reaches the hospital, the patient is then

:03:44.:03:46.

The patient in the community are the ones at risk because they can't

:03:47.:03:54.

They say that long waits for urgent cases are unacceptable

:03:55.:04:04.

and are extremely frustrating for our staff.

:04:05.:04:08.

They say they're working with NHS colleagues

:04:09.:04:10.

A man has been arrested after a 63-year-old was killed

:04:11.:04:15.

in an alleged hit-and-run as he went for a walk with his

:04:16.:04:18.

The man who died has been named as Michael Meekins.

:04:19.:04:23.

The incident happened last night on Princes Way in Fleetwood.

:04:24.:04:26.

A 23-year-old man is in police custody.

:04:27.:04:34.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused

:04:35.:04:37.

to Trafford Town Hall after a man smashed windows and

:04:38.:04:39.

It happened early on Saturday morning.

:04:40.:04:42.

The main entrance to the building won't be available

:04:43.:04:44.

Police are investigating the attack.

:04:45.:04:47.

Scientists in Liverpool have made what's being described

:04:48.:04:49.

as a monumental step forward in the treatment

:04:50.:04:51.

Clinical trials at the Clatterbridge Centre

:04:52.:04:56.

and the Royal Liverpool Hospital found that pairing two drugs

:04:57.:04:59.

increased patients chances of living at least five years.

:05:00.:05:02.

Pancreatic Cancer UK is calling for the treatment to be made

:05:03.:05:06.

Thousands of pheasants are being culled at a farm

:05:07.:05:12.

The farm at the centre of the outbreak in Preesall

:05:13.:05:16.

is worried it could go bankrupt after Government officials

:05:17.:05:18.

confirmed the virus had infected some of its birds.

:05:19.:05:21.

It's the first bird flu case in Lancashire since 2015.

:05:22.:05:23.

It was confirmed last night that bird flu had been found

:05:24.:05:30.

An investigation is underway in a flock of 10,000

:05:31.:05:35.

I have done it now for 54 years and potentially it

:05:36.:05:44.

If it wipes everything out, it would nearly bankrupt us.

:05:45.:05:52.

A three kilometre protection zone is in place around the infected area

:05:53.:05:55.

along with the ten kilometre surveillance zone to

:05:56.:05:58.

Animal health officers are at the farm and a number

:05:59.:06:05.

of pheasants have died and the remaining birds are due

:06:06.:06:07.

There will be a primary and secondary disinfect which aims

:06:08.:06:15.

to rid the farm of any traces of the disease.

:06:16.:06:18.

The farmer will get paid for the birds that are healthy

:06:19.:06:24.

and have to be destroyed because of this disease.

:06:25.:06:27.

That is quite a good rate but what is the huge cost

:06:28.:06:30.

He will have to clean that farm out to a very strict standard.

:06:31.:06:35.

Bill Davison runs a farm close to the outbreak.

:06:36.:06:39.

As a farmer, I am not too worried about this disease spreading,

:06:40.:06:56.

provided we do what we have to do, which is keep the birds indoors.

:06:57.:07:00.

A precautionary measure was announced last month.

:07:01.:07:06.

It is believed the H5NH strain has been spread by migratory birds.

:07:07.:07:09.

It has been found in Wales, north Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

:07:10.:07:11.

It can be found on birds themselves if they are undetected and infected.

:07:12.:07:17.

People's feet, materials taken out of the farm,

:07:18.:07:23.

which is why we are strict on movement off farms.

:07:24.:07:27.

Public Health England says the risk to people is very low

:07:28.:07:31.

and the Food Standards Agency says there is no threat to food safety.

:07:32.:07:39.

The MP for Liverpool Riverside says she will defy the Labour Party

:07:40.:07:41.

leadership and vote against triggering Article 50

:07:42.:07:43.

to start the UK's departure from the European Union.

:07:44.:07:45.

73% of Louise Ellman's constituents who voted in last year's referendum

:07:46.:07:48.

She told me earlier that Liverpool has benefited massively

:07:49.:07:55.

from European investment and she's heard nothing yet from

:07:56.:08:01.

the Government to suggest the city will continue to prosper

:08:02.:08:05.

I voted against the Labour whip on a very limited of occasions

:08:06.:08:12.

but well I thought it was to do with principal and the health

:08:13.:08:16.

service, to do with the education, to do with schools.

:08:17.:08:18.

Now I'm looking at the future of the city of Liverpool and up

:08:19.:08:27.

to now I haven't had any convincing argument from the government

:08:28.:08:30.

about the kind of negotiation they want to enter into which will

:08:31.:08:33.

look after the people of Liverpool Riverside.

:08:34.:08:34.

In a word, you are not trying to overturn Brexit?

:08:35.:08:37.

As I see it now, I'm not going to vote to trigger Article 50.

:08:38.:08:43.

Football and Liverpool have been knocked out

:08:44.:08:44.

They lost their semifinal second leg against Southampton at Anfield.

:08:45.:08:48.

Moments after being denied a penalty, The Reds conceded

:08:49.:08:50.

the only goal of the night on this breakaway.

:08:51.:08:52.

Southampton winning 2-0 on aggregate and they'll face

:08:53.:08:58.

Manchester United or Hull in the final.

:08:59.:08:59.

Their semifinal second leg is tomorrow.

:09:00.:09:01.

We've reported many times on the super-material

:09:02.:09:03.

graphene which was developed by scientists in Manchester.

:09:04.:09:05.

Tougher than steel and thinner than hair,

:09:06.:09:10.

Perhaps the world's most technologically advanced little

:09:11.:09:17.

black dress was unveiled in the city today.

:09:18.:09:19.

The designers of the dress hope the technology can one day be used

:09:20.:09:22.

to make clothing which changes colour while being worn.

:09:23.:09:30.

Good evening. Today was a cold day. You can see the air is coming

:09:31.:09:49.

towards us from the continent over the next couple of days. Towards the

:09:50.:09:55.

weekend, the weather friends come towards us and we have some cloud

:09:56.:10:00.

cover and outbreaks of rain. The weekend doesn't look like one of

:10:01.:10:05.

sparkling sunshine. We have a drop in the temperatures. Once the sun

:10:06.:10:10.

went down in the sky was clear, there was a distinct drop down to

:10:11.:10:17.

three Celsius. We're starting to see more cloud coming in. Temperatures

:10:18.:10:27.

may not go as low as we thought. Temperatures down to minus three

:10:28.:10:34.

Celsius. There would be a frost in some places and visibility will not

:10:35.:10:39.

be brilliant. We have a stiff breeze tomorrow. The wind will be gusty all

:10:40.:10:46.

through the day. There is not that much in the way of sunshine. We will

:10:47.:10:52.

see a lot of cloud cover that will take some time to clear. The numbers

:10:53.:11:00.

tomorrow are very poor. The outlook, milder temperatures return.

:11:01.:11:01.

take a look at the Outlook towards the weekend.

:11:02.:11:08.

Good evening. If you think it was cold today, for many it will be

:11:09.:11:13.

colder still tomorrow. Cold even when we have the sunshine today.

:11:14.:11:17.

This was one of the wonderful weather watcher pictures we had sent

:11:18.:11:20.

in from Cornwall. It contrasts with a cloudy and foggy eastern half of

:11:21.:11:26.

the country, and a bank of cloud. Still foggy, but it is starting to

:11:27.:11:30.

lift. It is being pushed north and west, this bank of cloud. That will

:11:31.:11:34.

continue through the night. We will still have some fog sitting on the

:11:35.:11:38.

hills. Even with the cloud, it will be a cold night, with temperatures

:11:39.:11:43.

away from the far north and west falling to freezing. In the

:11:44.:11:46.

countryside, well below freezing. And on the wind and it will feel

:11:47.:11:51.

better, it already feels better. Giving us some freezing drizzle and

:11:52.:11:55.

snow as well. Although the fog will not be as extensive as recent

:11:56.:12:00.

nights, it will still be heading on the hills and ice will become a

:12:01.:12:05.

player in places. Some drizzle and snow grains falling

:12:06.:12:07.