THE local NHS – or ‘Elf service’ across mid and south Essex – is supporting people to stay well this winter in a new campaign that our own pixie pal, “Ivanna Livewell” shares advice and support to help combat winter illness.
ST. Luke’s Hospice is proud to announce that their volunteer and Lead Ambassador Peter Eates has been awarded the ‘Charity Comms’ Inspiring Communicator Award’. Peter was given this prestigious national Award in London by Charity Comms Executives.
A TILBURY-based family is appealing to the local community and beyond in a bid to fund specialist cancer treatment for a 21-year-old woman who faces losing a leg – if not her life. Sabina Makaranga, 21, is battling a rare type of bone cancer and a tumour in her spine and here family believe the […]
MEDICAL centres that will replace Orsett Hospital are not facing setbacks over affordability, a Thurrock Councillor has claimed.
Think WARMTH to save lives this winter OLDER people, their families, friends and neighbours need to think WARMTH across Thurrock and Castle Point this winter to save lives, leading home care provider Bluebird Care has urged. We love to talk about the weather in this country, but we are often unaware of the real threat […]
THE four medical centres that residents were told would replace Orsett Hospital are in jeopardy because of “affordability issues”, a report has revealed.
DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH – A GREAT TIME TO BOOK ON A DIABETES EDUCATION COURSE IN Thurrock approximately 7,600 people are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This form of diabetes can be managed with diet and knowing what can improve your blood sugars and how to manage medication. As diabetes awareness month ends this week (30 […]
A TIME capsule has been planted at intu Lakeside to capture the memories of employees working at the popular retail and leisure destination.
NATIONAL HIV Testing Week kicked off on 17 November in Thurrock with a focus on people being able to access free and confidential rapid HIV testing. Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, will be holding an awareness and information stand at Thurrock Health Centre and will also be providing free […]
IF you are pregnant, have a child aged 2-3 years old or are an adult with a pre-existing health condition, you should get the free flu vaccine.
WITH flu season now upon us, Thurrock’s public health team and the Clinical Commissioning Group are working together to fight the threat of flu by encouraging specific groups of people to get their flu vaccine. The message is, it’s not too late!
ACTIVE Essex has announced the shortlist for the 2018 Active Essex Sports Awards, which will celebrate sporting achievements from grass roots to professional level but only one sports organisation is represented, Thameside Primary school. Basildon, Braintree, Harlow, Brentwood, Colchester and Southend all have sports awards but not Thurrock. There are many many great sports organisations […]
Travesty: Number who have unexpectedly died while being users of Thurrock’s mental health service almost doubled in 12 months.
THE number of people to have unexpectedly died while being users of Thurrock’s mental health service has almost doubled in 12 months.
THIS week (12 – 16 November) is anti-bullying week across the UK, and the NSPCC is sending out information from our Childline database about the issue of bullying among young people. Katy Cole, NSPCC Schools Service Coordinator in the East of England, said: “Every year thousands of young people receive counselling from us having suffered […]
South Ockendon health centre’s new heating system improves efficiency without disrupting service to patients
Health centre’s new heating system improves efficiency without disrupting service to patients GROUND-breaking work on the heating system of a multi-use NHS health centre – originally fed by boilers dating back to the 1930s – has led to improved efficiency without disrupting the service to patients. The overhaul at South Ockendon Health Centre in Thurrock, […]
A HOSPITAL just ten miles from Thurrock to stop providing chemotherapy because it has too few specialist cancer nurses to staff the unit.
ROTARY Club of Brentwood a Becket representatives Greg Roberts and Neville A. Brown holding the nebulisers to give to staff on Florence Nightingale Ward
Choose Self Care for Life: Choose to Invest in Your Future Self NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting primary schools to enter a competition to design bunting associated with self care as part of its Self Care Week celebrations. The prize will be sponsored by Impulse Leisure. We are increasing children’s awareness about […]
ADDITIONAL therapy is now available for Basildon University Hospital patients living with dementia, thanks to a generous donation of £7,000 from the League of Friends. The software system enables patients to listen to music, look at photos and play interactive games. Known as RITA, which stands for Reminiscence Interactive Therapy Activities, the tool can be […]
FLU FIGHTERS LAUNCH MYTH BUSTER TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE AT RISK TO HAVE THEIR FLU VACCINE THIS AUTUMN FLU vaccines, the subject of many myths, are a major defence in helping people with conditions like Asthma, Heart Disease and Diabetes, to stay well this winter. Thurrock’s public health team and the Clinical Commissioning Group are working […]
Healthcare leaders introduce new advice to support families and children in managing common healthcare problems
DURING the winter months many children suffer with common but often treatable conditions which can worsen if not treated correctly. The NHS is focussing on a message that is ‘Help us help you.”
THE medical centres replacing Orsett hospital will face delays after Southend councillors made a controversial decision to refer healthcare transformation plans to the secretary of state.
Meeting to discuss public health in Aveley. Full details on poster.
YOUNG people are turning their backs on alcohol, a new study has suggested. Researchers looked at official health data from the last decade and found almost a third of 16 to 24-year-olds in 2015 said they didn’t drink, compared with around one in five in 2005. Non-drinking was found across a broad range of groups, […]