THE government has announced £6m of funding to help children with alcoholic parents get support and advice reports the BBC.
A NEW group for women who have Lipoedema is having its inaugural meeting at St. Luke’s Hospice Nethermayne, Basildon, on Friday 20th April between 2 – 4pm. Paula Henderson, who will be heading up the group with her team, explains: “Lipoedema is an underdiagnosed, inherited disease, only found in women, that results in fat being […]
THURROCK Labour have set out their local vision of a Fairer, Safer and Cleaner Thurrock ahead of the local elections in Thurrock. They have published their manifesto, titled “Thurrock for the many”.
ONE of the UK’s leading stroke consultants has described a consultation into Essex health changes as so complicated PhD graduates wouldn’t understand it – let alone the public.
TRAINING for a first marathon is a huge challenge at the best of times, and the thick snow, freezing temperatures and heavy downpours of recent weeks could be enough to put off some novices.
THE re-examination of the cervical screening tests at Basildon Hospital is taking longer than expected.
A FRIENDSHIP made in school that has endured for 20 years has resulted in a generous donation to Basildon Hospital children’s appeal.
NHS leaders across Thurrock and the whole of mid and south Essex area are putting together a range of information for local people to help them know what services are available this bank holiday.
AN attempt to create a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of cardiac arrest survivors in one place is taking place in Essex this summer.
ALMOST 1,000 people a week have jammed an health call centre in Thurrock since opening in November.
A PILOT scheme redirecting patients from A&E to a GP based inside Basildon Hospital is not working.
EVERY year on the same day, marches all over the world take place to raise awareness for Endometriosis. This concept originated from a group of Gynaecologists in the USA. One of the organsiers is Thurrock’s Sarah Smallbone. Sarah said: “I help organise the London leg of the March along with two other volunteers. This year’s […]
Virginia and Day Hospice Liver project Team St. Luke’s Hospice is thrilled to be announcing that Advanced Nurse Practitioner Virginia Campbell has won second place in the prestigious British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Liver Nurse of the Year award. The BJN Awards are aimed at showcasing nursing excellence and the critical contribution nursing makes to […]
A NEW service for children about to have orthopaedic operations at Basildon University Hospital is helping to reassure them and their parents, and to reduce their length of stay. The pre-op therapies assessment clinic was the idea of Elly Martin, senior paediatric therapy assistant, who noticed that children who were seen by therapists before their […]
A CORRINGHAM surgery has been rated inadequate by health watchdog, CQC.
Hospitals ‘grow their own’ talent with apprenticeships It’s National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March) and there are some fantastic career development opportunities available across hospitals in Mid and South Essex. Apprenticeships are a route into many aspects of a career in the NHS, in clinical and non-clinical areas. More than 350 of people of all ages […]
COME along and meet the governors of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the next meeting of the Council of Governors on Wednesday 14 March, in committee rooms 1 and 2, level G, tower block, Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, SS16 5NL, 5pm to 7pm.
THE Your Care in the Best Place consultation currently taking place across mid and south Essex has been extended with responses now being accepted up to and including Friday March 23 2018.
WE have plans in place to ensure we continue to provide safe services during adverse weather conditions. Staff have made great efforts to get to work, but there are some disruptions to our services.
A specialist nurse at Basildon University Hospital will speak to people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on the potential benefits of topical treatments for this condition.
IN recent weeks we have heard an alarming number of stories about people with Parkinson’s being misunderstood or mistreated by the staff of public-facing businesses across the UK.
THURROCK Council’s Public Health team says switching to e-cigs could be a way to love your lungs!
FROM next week, you’ll be able to find out your blood pressure at selected local GP surgeries in Tilbury, East Tilbury and Chadwell.
THURROCK residents living with rheumatoid arthritis had the opportunity to pick the brains of the expert staff who care for them at Basildon University Hospital.