Only use Basildon Hospital A and E if condition is “life threatening”

Only use Basildon Hospital A and E if condition is “life threatening”

DUE to a high number of critically unwell patients currently in the A&E department at Basildon Hospital, they are asking all patients who need urgent medical attention but whose condition is not life threatening to go to Orsett Minor Injuries Unit. A spokesperson said: “There is currently a very high number of seriously unwell patients […]

New follow up service for Breast cancer patients at Basildon Hospital

New follow up service for Breast cancer patients at Basildon Hospital

BREAST cancer patients at Basildon University Hospital are being offered a new follow-up service to support them in the months and years after treatment. Every year in Britain, 50,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. The good news is that survival rates are improving, and have been for the last 30 years, largely due to […]

Liver scanner on the road in Thurrock

Liver scanner on the road in Thurrock

The liver team at Basildon University Hospital have taken their portable scanner on the road to treat hard-to-reach patients. The team have linked in with local community alcohol and drug teams in Basildon, Thurrock and Southend to reach patients who are Hep B or Hep C positive but because of their substance dependency, are unlikely […]

Basildon Hospital responds to news that there were 162 “serious incidents” in a year

Basildon Hospital responds to news that there were 162 “serious incidents” in a year

BASILDON Hospital has responded to the news that there were 162 “serious incidents in 2015/16. Following a Freedom of Information Act (2000) request, Blackwater Law medical negligence solicitors discovered that the nine NHS Trusts operating in Essex reported a significant number of ‘Serious Incidents’ having taken place in the reporting year 2015-16. A spokesperson for […]

Law firm reveals 162 “serious incidents” at Basildon Hospital in 2015/16

Law firm reveals 162 “serious incidents” at Basildon Hospital in 2015/16

NHS Trusts in Essex reported 1035 serious medical incidents and errors impacting patient care in the year 2015-16 according to official NHS data collated by medical negligence solicitors in Essex. Following a Freedom of Information Act (2000) request, Blackwater Law medical negligence solicitors in Essex have discovered that the nine NHS Trusts operating in Essex […]