Stocks of Blood and Plasma Are Running Critically Low [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Stocks of Blood and Plasma Are Running Critically Low [Headlines]

Aged care advocates say there needs to be a full overhaul of the sector in the wake of the Royal Commission. More News Headlines

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 2 Mar 2021

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Aged care advocates say there needs to be a full overhaul of the sector in the wake of the Royal Commission.

The federal government is considering 148 recommendations.

The Aged Care Minister says the government will have a comprehensive response by the end of May.

A peak business group says snap-border closures must become a thing of the past now Covid19 vaccines are being rolled out.

The Business Council of Australia has launched a three step plan it says would stop “kneejerk” reactions, which could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars.

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The World Health Organisation says millions of children in Yemen are at risk of acute malnutrition because of a devastating famine.

It says 400,000 children under the age of five could die if not treated.

Prince Philip has been transferred to another London hospital after spending nearly a fortnight recovering from an infection.

The Duke of Edinburgh is undergoing testing for a pre-existing heart condition.

Stocks of blood and plasma are running critically low as elective surgery increases to relieve a backlog and the number of donors drops.

All blood and plasma types are needed, but in particular O-, A-, A+ and B-.

40,000 homes in Far North Queensland were without electricity overnight as a Cyclone gathers strength off the coast.

There are warnings for gale force winds, heavy rain and abnormally high tides from Cape Flattery to Lucinda.