Mountain rescue teams responded to 345 call-outs across the country during 2020, according to the latest statistics released byĀ Mountain Rescue Ireland.

TheĀ Irish Hospice FoundationĀ has launched aĀ freeĀ bereavementĀ resourceĀ packĀ ā€“ ā€˜Support for Grieving in Exceptional Timesā€™Ā ā€“ to help thoseĀ living with lossĀ duringĀ COVID-19 restrictions.

Critical Healthcare, a specialist provider of frontline medical and healthcare products to global emergency services, is developing a rapid Covid-19 test with Roche Pharmaceuticals that will provide a result in under 15 minutes.

London ambulance crews have started wearingĀ body camerasĀ to protect them from violent assaults and threats, and the new initiative is being rolled out as part of a trial, starting in areas where London Ambulance Service staff and volunteers are considered to be most at risk, based on previous incidents.

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is taking additional steps to protect patients and crew members from COVID-19 by decontaminating crews and equipment with specially-prepared water containing salt and electricity, which instantly kills 99.99% of bacteria, fungi and viruses.

Major issues surrounding theĀ impact of the Grenfell Tower Fire on Building Safety and Building RegulationsĀ will be presented during anĀ online lectureĀ on 25 March by Sir Ken Knight.

TheĀ World Health Organisation (WHO)Ā is calling on governments and healthcare leaders to address persistent threats to the health and safety of health workers and patients.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Israel,Ā Rambam Health Care CampusĀ has opened the largest Covid-19 treatment centre in Israel, in a Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital.