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    • These stunning rainbows in Southport give us all hope we can beat coronavirus

      Hundreds of rainbows have been appearing across Southport as defiant symbols of hope against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic. A huge rainbow arch made from balloons has appeared outside a hotel in Southport town centre; balloon pictures decorate the walls at Southport Hospital; balloon pictures drawn by children of emergency workers who are still going to school are now proudly displayed […] The post These stunning rainbows in Southport give us all hope we can beat coronavirus appeared first on Stand Up For Southport.

    • Police deliver emergency food parcels to homes in Southport

      Police have been dropping off emergency food parcels to homes in Southport.  The initiative is thanks to Southport-based charity Light For Life, as it continues with its Care Not Covid campaign.  A police spokesman said: “Along with many of the volunteer groups that are providing support during the Covid-19 emergency, our North Sefton Local Policing hub at Southport have a […] The post Police deliver emergency food parcels to homes in Southport appeared first on Stand Up For Southport.

    • Ormskirk Children’s A&E nightly closure starts to help staff battle Covid-19

      Children’s A&E at Ormskirk Hospital will be closed from 10pm until 8am, starting from tonight, and until further notice. Ambulance patients from the Southport and West Lancashire areas will be taken directly to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. The measure is being taken to help staff at Southport Hospital and Ormskirk Hospital cope during the current coronavirus pandemic.   […] The post Ormskirk Children’s A&E nightly closure starts to help staff battle Covid-19 appeared first on Stand Up For Southport.

    • £11 for phoning elderly Mum in hospital as calls made to cut charges

      People are calling for phone charges at hospitals to be reduced after a woman was charged £11 for phoning her elderly Mum in Southport Hospital. Irene Simpkin said she called her  87-year-old mother Odile, who has been in Southport and Formby District General Hospital for almost a fortnight after suffering multiple pelvis and hip fractures in a fall. Visitors are […] The post £11 for phoning elderly Mum in hospital as calls made to cut charges appeared first on Stand Up For Southport.

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