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Karen Rennie on Facebook:
"Would you ask if it was necessary if it was a nut allergy? Of course it is! Who cares if it's a banana allergy or a nut allergy, the school has to take precautions to make sure the child isn't exposed to them while in their care and the best way to do that is ban them."
A primary school in West Cumbria has banned bananas because a pupil has a severe allergy to the fruit.
Bananas and anything that could contain traces of it is not allowed past the gates of Westfield Primary School in Workington.
If the youngster comes into contact with bananas she suffers a severe allergic reaction that requires urgent medical attention.
A second ward has closed to admissions at the Dumfries Infirmary over fears of an outbreak of norovirus at the hospital.
Seven patients and two NHS staff are now known to have been infected with the norovirus.
The hospital is asking people who are suffering the symptoms not to go to the infirmary, and infection control measures have been put in place to order to help tackle the outbreak.
Professor Sir Mike Richards, from the Care Quality Commission, tells ITV Border about the screening process outlined in the report.
A new report by the Care Quality Commission has placed North Cumbria Health Trust in the bottom band of hospital trusts in the country.
The findings are based on data that includes death rates, serious errors and patient surveys.
13 risks were identified at the North Cumbria trust, including 10 that were elevated.
These included "never events" of incidents that should never happen in NHS hospitals, higher than expected death rates and issues over the time patients waited for treatment.
The report will act as a screening tool to identify which trusts need the most rapid CQC inspections and where inspectors need to focus their attention.
There is a suspected outbreak of the norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, at the Dumfries and Galloway Infirmary.
Staff at the hospital have issued the following advice to members of the public wishing to visit the closed wards:
- Members of the public seeking to visit relatives and friends in hospital are advised not to travel whilst the outbreak measures are ongoing - to avoid the potential for further spread.
- People wishing to visit their loved ones in the affected wards are asked to contact the ward concerned before coming to the hospital
- All members of the public visiting other areas of the hospital are asked to comply with the hand hygiene and infection control measures in place.
Measures are being put in place at Dumfries Infirmary to combat a suspected outbreak of norovirus, also known as the Winter Vomiting Bug or Winter Flu.
Ward 14 is closed today, with no new admissions or ward transfers. The hospital has also closed the ward to visitors.
Five people, four of whom are patients and one staff member, have reported symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting, commonly associated with norovirus.
The Hospital's Infection Control Team is closely monitoring the situation and say that staff are working hard to minimise the discomfort and distress for patients and to maintain services.
– Elaine Ross, Infection Control Manager
“We can confirm that norovirus is circulating in the community. We would urge anyone with suspected symptoms to stay at home, drink lots of fluid and follow basic hand hygiene advice.”
The historic role of matron is returning to the Cumberland Infirmary and the West Cumberland Hospital.
The positions were created after the North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust was investigated for higher than expected death rates.
Watch the full report from Katie Hunter below.
Richard Heaton, Chief matron for surgery in North Cumbria, told ITV Border what the new matrons would be doing in their reinstated roles.
Clare Barlow is one of the new matrons starting at the Cumberland Infirmary today.
It is one of the measures that has been introduced by the NHS trust to try to deal with previous failings at the hospital.