News bulletin: Hospitals fail to hit targets and other updates

Here are Wednesday’s (6 July) news headlines

Hospitals fail to meet A&E targets

Three hospitals in Birmingham failed to hit NHS A&E waiting time targets in May, 2022.

Three Birmingham hospitals, including University Hospitals Birmingham, Sandwell And West Birmingham Hospital and the Birmingham Women’s And Children’s NHS Foundation Trust all failed to hit the target.

The figures show that the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust was the second worst in the country for A&E waiting times in May, with just over half of attendees (54%) waiting less than four hours before being admitted, transferred or discharged.

Pype Hayes Park, Erdington

Two teenagers arrested after stabbing

Police have arrested two teenage boys following a stabbing in a park in Erdington on Monday (4 July).

An 18-year-old man was attacked by a group of around 10 youths at around 5.30pm in Pype Hayes Park. They stabbed him in the chest and back with a knife before stealing two phones from him and his car keys. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Simon Finnegan, 49, couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the huge flock of Canadian Geese waddling in and out of busy traffic in Erdington, Birmingham

Amazing footage of animal lover ushering 40 geese to safety

The heartwarming moment an animal lover spent more than two hours ushering 40 geese over a mile to safety after spotting them causing chaos along a busy city street has been caught on camera.

Simon Finnegan, 49, couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the huge flock of Canadian Geese waddling in and out of busy traffic in Erdington on Sunday (July 3).

He leapt into action as the lost birds caused havoc along a dual carriageway and began carefully guiding them towards the nearest canal more than a mile away.

Simon managed to act as Mother Goose as he helped the massive gaggle along two main roads and down a slope next to a petrol station back to the safety of water.

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