June 1 2020
A Second World War veteran living in a Kent care home has been presented with a special commemorative medal for his part in the Arctic convoys which helped supp
September 4 2019
The new law change is hoped to prompt discussions as to whether someone would like to be an organ donor or not and to make sure their families and friends know their wishes.
Most people support organ donation in principle and would be willing to donate their organs after their death. However, many people do not make this decision clear either by signing on to the NHS Organ Donor Register or telling their family. The change in law is better believed to reflect what most people want to happen and will help save and improve more lives.
Three people on average die each day across the UK waiting for an organ transplant. But only 1% of people die in circumstances that would allow them to donate.
Donating organs and tissue after death can help save or improve the lives of others, with one organ donor generously and significantly improving the lives of up to nine people, plus many more if they also choose to donate tissue.
For those that wish to ‘opt-out’ once the new law has come in, they can do so by registering a ‘refuse to donate’ decision on the NHS Organ Donor Register. The new law will not apply to the following excluded groups:
people under 18
people who lack the mental capacity to understand the new arrangements and take the necessary action
people who have lived in England for less than 12 months before their death
people who are not living here voluntarily.
For those that do wish to donate their organs after their death, they can do so by registering on the NHS Organ Donor Register. Families will still be asked to make a decision on behalf of their adult family members that have not officially registered as organ donors on the donor register. Having open and honest conversations about organ donation and discussing wishes after death is important to help families support and honour their deceased’s choice.
The new law will apply to following:
people over 18
people not in an excluded group.
To find out more and to register your decision, visit organdonation.nhs.uk
May 19 2020
When Perry Manor resident, Percival Court (known as Bob), celebrated his 96th birthday on 6th May, little did he expect to receive hundreds of well wishes from complete strangers across the globe. But that’s exactly what happened, thanks to social media.
April 8 2020
Residents and the team at Care UK’s Prince George House, in Ipswich, have been helping Ivy Hinchcliffe celebrate her 105th birthday in style, despite the coronavirus lockdown.
April 3 2020
Work has now started to build a new multi-million care home in Chichester.