A HOSPITAL just ten miles from Thurrock to stop providing chemotherapy because it has too few specialist cancer nurses to staff the unit.
ROTARY Club of Brentwood a Becket representatives Greg Roberts and Neville A. Brown holding the nebulisers to give to staff on Florence Nightingale Ward
Choose Self Care for Life: Choose to Invest in Your Future Self NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting primary schools to enter a competition to design bunting associated with self care as part of its Self Care Week celebrations. The prize will be sponsored by Impulse Leisure. We are increasing children’s awareness about […]
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 […]
FLU FIGHTERS LAUNCH MYTH BUSTER TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE AT RISK TO HAVE THEIR FLU VACCINE THIS AUTUMN FLU vaccines, the subject of many myths, are a major defence in helping people with conditions like Asthma, Heart Disease and Diabetes, to stay well this winter. Thurrock’s public health team and the Clinical Commissioning Group are working […]
Healthcare leaders introduce new advice to support families and children in managing common healthcare problems
DURING the winter months many children suffer with common but often treatable conditions which can worsen if not treated correctly. The NHS is focussing on a message that is ‘Help us help you.”
THE medical centres replacing Orsett hospital will face delays after Southend councillors made a controversial decision to refer healthcare transformation plans to the secretary of state.
Meeting to discuss public health in Aveley. Full details on poster.
YOUNG people are turning their backs on alcohol, a new study has suggested. Researchers looked at official health data from the last decade and found almost a third of 16 to 24-year-olds in 2015 said they didn’t drink, compared with around one in five in 2005. Non-drinking was found across a broad range of groups, […]
A minister for suicide prevention has been appointed in England by the prime minister as the government hosts the first ever global mental health summit. Theresa May said the appointment of Health Minister Jackie Doyle-Price to the new role will help tackle the stigma surrounding suicide. While suicide rates are falling, 4,500 people take their […]
MEANWHILE Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals have seen the number of treatments for people aged ten to 19 rise from less than eight in 2010/11 to 130 in 2017/18.
FOLLOWING a recommendation from Healthwatch Thurrock and agreed by the Joint Committee of the five clinical commissioning groups in mid and south Essex, the People’s Panel was created to provide an independent view on the matters relating to the relocation of services from Orsett Hospital.
PATIENTS are to be asked to share GP appointments with up to 14 other people.
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 […]
Bluebird Care Thurrock and Castle Point supports World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 BLUEBIRD Care Thurrock and Castle Point is supporting World Alzheimer’s Day on Friday 21st September. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of dementia, understand its impact on people’s lives and strategies to help people live comfortably with dementia. Dementia is a […]
THURROCK Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in partnership with Diabetes UK will hold a free event to help people with diabetes know what services are available to them and to provide feedback on those services.
Opportunity to talk about Autism. Full details on poster.
Mental Health: There is someone to Reach Out at Hardie Park. Full details on poster.
ON Tuesday 4th September 2018 at the “Old Regent Ballroom”, in Stanford Le Hope, St Luke’s Hospice, in partnership with other prominent organisations in the Basildon and Thurrock area,
A VITAL document that could have blocked an application to build more than 100 homes was overlooked by the council, despite it being publicly available on their website.
THE intention is that those outpatient services will be provided equally across the integrated medical centres and Basildon and Brentwood. The way that could work is, for example orthopaedic outpatients, could be provided on different days at different centres
Stanford/Corringham and Tilbury Community First Responders presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service on Wednesday (5th September).
A GROUP of life-saving volunteers have received a prestigious award to recognise the work they do in the Essex community.
ALMOST ten per cent of consultant appointments were missed in Thurrock, the highest rate in Essex, costing the NHS more than £1 million.
Grays organisation receives £10K lottery money to advise on blood diseases that affect black community
A Grays organisation has received a car boost to help raise awareness of blood diseases affecting the black community in Thurrock.