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 […]
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 […]
THURROCK Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working with Thurrock Council and Healthwatch Thurrock to provide a an evening presentation event on health and wellbeing. The event is being held on Wednesday 27 September
STEPHEN Metcalfe, Member of Parliament for South Basildon & East Thurrock, has pledged his support to Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, ‘wear it pink,’ which will see thousands of people
THIS year’s Annual Member’s Meeting (AMM) for Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Trust will look towards the future of care and treatment at Basildon and Orsett Hospitals.
PROPOSALS to create a helipad for use by Basildon Hospital on unused land at Basildon Golf Course have been given the go-ahead.
THE onset of the school holidays have brought along autumnal temperatures, torrential downpours and flash floods. However, the region’s ambulance service is urging people to take practical steps to avoid a 999 call, when the weather picks up. The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received 135 calls to drowning or near drowning’s […]
YOUNG patients cared for at Basildon and Orsett hospitals are benefitting from better and brighter surroundings, thanks to seven years of fundraising for the Polly Parrot Appeal. At another successful annual Polly Parrot Charity Ball on Saturday 29 July, the fund- raising team, donors and guests celebrated raising a grand total of £284,674.57. Since the […]
PEOPLE in Grays will be able to have a free blood pressure and general health check at Grays Baptist Church Hall and Thameside Library this August. The checks will be done with support from College Health practices, who are offering healthcare professionals at: · Grays Baptist Church, Orsett Road, Grays – 14 August 10.30am – […]
THE tunes can keep on coming at Basildon Hospital radio, BHR 1287, thanks to an upgrade made possible by kind donations from Basildon Round Table and Billericay Round Table.
HEALTHWATCH Essex – the independent charity that listens to and represents the voice of users of health and social care in Essex – has reacted to the announcement by the Success Regime that it has ‘decided to develop a revised model’. Current Engagement Manager, and soon to be Chief Executive, of Healthwatch Essex, Dr David […]
THURROCK has been named a HIV high risk area by researchers in a latest report.
SEEMINGLY insurmountable inflatable obstacles were scaled by this gang of intrepid fundraisers to raise more than £500 for the Polly Parrot Appeal.
COMPASSIONATE care of patients has led to the endoscopy department at Basildon University Hospital receiving a prestigious quality accreditation. Staff were praised by inspectors for “the high standard of achievement and for their hard work during the accreditation process”, as the team was awarded Joint Advisory Group for GI Endoscopy (JAG) accreditation for one year. […]
A forward thinking GP provider in Thurrock brings the expertise of a Paramedic – Emergency Care Practitioner to GP surgeries in the area.
MENTAL health affects us all in one way or another – that means everyone needs to come together in our local areas if we are to deliver the step change we need by 2021.
HEALTH bosses in Essex have decided not to go ahead with plans which campaigners argued would downgrade two accident and emergency departments reports the BBC.
STAFF at Basildon University Hospital powered their way through more than 52 million steps during June as part of a challenge to promote health and wellbeing at work. The month-long step challenge, organised by the occupational health and therapies teams, was open to individuals and groups of up to eight people. The team winners were […]
FOLLOWING on from a successful ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ last month where over 50 people with Type 2 diabetes benefited from advice and support the Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group
OLDER patients have been enjoying music and poetry as part of a programme to improve their wellbeing.
COME along and meet the governors of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the next meeting of the Council of Governors
“A nine-year-old boy who nearly lost his life…he was in a London hospital on life support after being turned away from hospital on five occasions.
The committee were also given assurances that clinical services would only be transferred from Orsett Hospital if and when they were in place in another location within Thurrock.
THE IT department has been commended for their response to the NHS cyber-attack with an excellence award from their colleagues at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals.