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.
A NEW service for children about to have orthopaedic operations at Basildon University Hospital is helping to reassure them and their parents, and to reduce their length of stay. The pre-op therapies assessment clinic was the idea of Elly Martin, senior paediatric therapy assistant, who noticed that children who were seen by therapists before their […]
Hospitals ‘grow their own’ talent with apprenticeships It’s National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March) and there are some fantastic career development opportunities available across hospitals in Mid and South Essex. Apprenticeships are a route into many aspects of a career in the NHS, in clinical and non-clinical areas. More than 350 of people of all ages […]
COME along and meet the governors of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the next meeting of the Council of Governors on Wednesday 14 March, in committee rooms 1 and 2, level G, tower block, Basildon University Hospital, Nethermayne, Basildon, SS16 5NL, 5pm to 7pm.
WE have plans in place to ensure we continue to provide safe services during adverse weather conditions. Staff have made great efforts to get to work, but there are some disruptions to our services.
A specialist nurse at Basildon University Hospital will speak to people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on the potential benefits of topical treatments for this condition.