HEALTH organisations are rapidly trying to address a severe shortage of staff at hospitals across mid and south Essex, as new figures show there could soon be as many as 2,000 vacancies.
Paediatric team at Basildon Hospital win the Best Teaching Hospital Award BASILDON Hospital’s paediatric department has won Best Teaching Hospital at this year’s East of England Paediatrics Awards Night. The event which took place at the prestigious Frank Lee Centre, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital on February 8 was a great success. The Paediatric Awards […]
HERE are details of the Endometriosis Support group. Starting on the 8th January, the group will meet the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm. It aims to give women that suffer with Endometriosis a place to share their worries, gain support and make friends. The resident gynaecology nurse is always on hand to answer […]
THREE regional hospital Trusts, including Basildon and Thurrock have been named among those charging the most per hour for parking in a scathing report on NHS parking fees.
DOUBLE Olympic champion Max Whitlock joined fellow gymnasts and Stephen Metcalfe, MP, to deliver presents to children at Basildon hospital.
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 […]
BRAVE Felicity Thomas, 8, raised more than £1,000 for Macmillan by having her long pony tail cut off for charity. Felicity spent a whole year carefully growing her waist-length hair so it could be cut and donated to the Little Princess Trust to be made into a wig for children who have lost their own […]
ALMOST ten per cent of consultant appointments were missed in Thurrock, the highest rate in Essex, costing the NHS more than £1 million.
The age of interventional radiology at the Annual Member’s Meeting The focus of the 14th Annual Member’s Meeting (AMM) will be The Age of Interventional Radiology by Dr Jeremy Rabouhans, lead consultant for interventional radiology. Interventional radiology refers to minimally invasive procedures performed under imaging guidance with x-ray, ultrasound, CT or MRI, to make both […]
By Local Democracy Reporter, Steve Shaw THE deputy chief executive of the Basildon and Thurrock Hospital Trust has spoken of his frustration over the way political parties have distorted the closure of Orsett Hospital by using it for political means. Tom Abell, deputy chief executive and chief transformation officer at the trust set the record […]
CELEBRATIONS have begun as 127 cardiac arrest survivors become official Guinness World Record holders.
Staff sacrifice lunch break to be water balloon target for young physio patient Paediatric staff gave up their lunch break to be a water balloon target for a five-year-old physiotherapy patient. Little Ellen Moore is having rehabilitation sessions at Basildon University Hospital following a bone marrow transplant but the hot weather is making it difficult […]
AN injection in the wrong eye, a pregnant woman who wasn’t told she had hepatitis C for seven months and an insulin overdose, are among the 66 serious incidents reported in hospitals across Essex in May and June.
THE number of people waiting for treatment at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals is at its highest level on record.
PEOPLE living with tinnitus are invited to attend a free information event in the Education centre, Basildon University Hospital on Tuesday 26 June, 6.15-7.45pm.
BASILDON Hospital spent almost £14m more than it was expecting, leaving it with a deficit of more than £26 million for the year.
PATIENTS being treated for cancer or other life limiting illnesses at Basildon University Hospital, and their relatives, can benefit from a new mindfulness course.
CHILDREN being treated at Basildon University Hospital have come down with a serious case of Royal wedding fever.
LAST year, around 2,300 people took part in 150 different trials in a range of fields at Basildon University Hospital, including rheumatology, haematology, gastroenterology, neurology, respiratory medicine and pain.
A FAST-track specialist care unit at Basildon University Hospital is helping to reduce admissions, A&E attendances and length of stay for surgical patients.
THE latest cohort of healthcare assistants celebrated receiving their care certificates at Basildon University Hospital.
A FRIENDSHIP made in school that has endured for 20 years has resulted in a generous donation to Basildon Hospital children’s appeal.
AN attempt to create a new Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of cardiac arrest survivors in one place is taking place in Essex this summer.
A PILOT scheme redirecting patients from A&E to a GP based inside Basildon Hospital is not working.