Cancer patients ring for recovery

Cancer patients ring for recovery

PATIENTS who have finished treatment for cancer at Basildon University Hospital can now mark the occasion with a bell ringing ceremony. Staff on the hospital’s haematology day unit wanted to find a way for patients to symbolise this significant milestone. Ada Emerson, advanced health care assistant on the unit, contacted the national charity End of […]

Vote for Thurrock Mind in community project

Vote for Thurrock Mind in community project

THURROCK Mind are asking for just a minute of your time so that you can vote for them in a community fund project. So here is a word or two from Thurrock Mind. Go to https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-6411 Stepping Stones Garden Project has been firmly embedded in the local community; for over 30 years supporting people with […]

Basildon Hospital misses targets for A and E, cancer treatment and operations

Basildon Hospital misses targets for A and E, cancer treatment and operations

BASILDON and Thurrock University Hospital has missed a number of key targets. The BBC has launched a tracker system which will monitor whether the hospital is meeting its targets. The NHS is under unprecedented pressure. Rising numbers of patients need hospital care – whether in an accident and emergency department, for cancer treatment or for […]

The challenges on World Mental Health Day

The challenges on World Mental Health Day

TODAY on World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10th October) The Institute of Leadership & Management’s new report: Mind Culture shows how many employees who report mental health problems face negative consequences, including being sacked or forced out, demoted or subjected to disciplinary action. More than half (51%) of survey respondents who had confided in their […]

Renal Unit at Basildon Hospital celebrates 20th birthday

Renal Unit at Basildon Hospital celebrates 20th birthday

Staff and patients gathered to celebrate 20 years of lifesaving treatment since the renal unit opened at Basildon University Hospital. The unit opened its doors in September 1997 and until then patients with kidney failure would have to travel into London, three times a week for dialysis. Initially the unit had just eight patients, but […]

GP numbers in Thurrock continue to decline

GP numbers in Thurrock continue to decline

OVER the last two years, we have heard this figure that Thurrock is “under-doctored”. It means there are not as many as there should be. So we asked the Thurrock Clinical Commission Group, if there had been any progress over the last year. A spokesperson said: “According to NHS Digital, Thurrock had 70 FTE GPs […]

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