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 […]
THURROCK is one of the few areas to offer out of hours primary care services on Wednesday evenings and at the weekends.
NHS England is calling on people to share their views, experiences and suggestions for orthodontic services in the East of England.
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 […]
Eight ways you can be more Winter Wise this year THE region’s ambulance service is urging the public to take action to avoid a 999 call this winter. Last winter, the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) received more than 370,000 emergency calls – that’s the equivalent of the populations of Cambridge, Ipswich […]
THURROCK residents will now only need one number to call for their health and social care needs.
A FAMILY raised £635 for the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre after their mother had a lifesaving triple bypass.
BLUEBIRD Care Thurrock & Castle Point is supporting this year’s Self Care Week which runs from 13-19th November and is organised by the Self Care Forum.
BEREAVEMENT midwives and the chaplains at Basildon University Hospital are preparing for the annual ‘forget-me-not’ service for those who have experienced baby loss.
A FRESH new look fostering campaign has been launched to encourage potential carers to find out about more about looking after a child in Thurrock.
REACH Out for Mental Health is a not for profit community interest company looking to reduce the number of attempted and completed suicides in Essex
THE first specialist dementia Admiral Nurse in Essex has been appointed at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
RECENTLY, St. Luke’s Hospice has joined forces with up to 200 other hospices across the UK to celebrating the diverse range of people involved in providing and supporting hospice care. The theme for Hospice Care Week (9-15 October) is “We are hospice care.” From nurses to volunteers, chefs to chaplains and corporate partners to carers, […]
NURSES from other local hospitals were invited to find out more about the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) at a specially organised study day.
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 […]
THURROCK is one of 16 areas in England and the only one in the East, that have been awarded transformation funding for a second wave pilot on Increasing Access
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 […]
AN event has been set up at the Community House in Grays to provide women in Thurrock a chance to hear from experts about how to stay healthy.
THE heroic actions of two staff from Basildon University Hospital whilst on their summer holidays helped save the lives of two strangers.
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.