A STROKE education day at Basildon University Hospital will feature expert advice and information from specialist doctors and health practitioners. Everyone who has been affected by stroke, or has an interest in the condition, is welcome to attend on Tuesday 29 October, 10am to 3pm, in the Education Centre at the hospital.
PREGNANT women and mothers are invited to have their say about NHS-funded maternity services. NHS England has this week begun asking the Friends and Family Test (FFT) question in every NHS maternity unit across the country including both Basildon and Southend Hospital. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across south Essex are encouraging all local residents to take part in the survey to help them to monitor the quality of local maternity services.
THE AWARD-winning Cedar Hall Clinics based at Stanford-le-Hope and Benfleet has a new addition to its team. James DeCiccio comes armed with a Masters degree and with rich experience of treating injuries.YT sat down with James to talk about the services he provides.
NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its Governing Body meeting on 30th October 2013 at 10am. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend. The meeting will be held in the Main Hall at The Culver Centre, Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon, Essex. RM15 5RR.
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RECORD numbers of doctors, nurses and support workers at Basildon and Orsett hospitals have rolled up their sleeves for a flu jab, in a bid to avoid catching and spreading the illness this winter. Staff flu vaccination clinics are being held through the winter and flu champions are providing the jab to their colleagues. Last year’s uptake rate has already been exceeded, with over 2,000 staff opting to have the jab, helping to protect themselves, patients and their families.
OH DEAR, Oh dear. According to the Mirror, The NHS is being robbed by GP’s who are collecting money for unregistered patients! This was mentioned in a comment on my last blog. To be more precise, four GPs have been charged for cheating. And the remaining 33,000 GP’s? Let’s see!
LAST WEEK over two hundred members of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions gathered at Grays fire station for a one day seminar entitled Stay Safe. The event did, as its title suggests, cover how individuals and more specifically, those with learning difficulties can stay safe and be aware of the danger signals.
Table Cricket 07/10/13 match reports THREE teams took part in the last friendly event prior to the official start to the inaugural season of the Thurrock Table Cricket League. The Beacon Hill Buddies (Captained by Nick from Beacon Hill post 16), played against The Socks (A team of TLS customers from Ockendon, but captained by […]
THERE is still time to join the Stoptober challenge, kick the habit and add an extra seven days to your life for every 28 days you remain smoke free.
Although Stoptober is a 28-day quit attempt to encourage the nation’s eight million smokers to take the first steps towards a smoke-free future, it’s not too late, there’s still time to join. Reducing the number of people smoking is a key health target for Thurrock as smoking related deaths are high locally.
“The figures speak for themselves. We have been contacted by individuals, parents, groups and organisations who support residents in Thurrock with Learning Difficulties (LD) and been told of those who’s GP’s have openly refused to carry out the checks of our residents with LD who have life limiting diseases or who have in fact died of conditions that MAY have been avoidable had they been picked up sooner.”
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INTERNAL emails from the Care Quality Commission show that Labour tried to stop the watchdog from informing the public about failings at Basildon University Hospital, where patients were dying needlessly on filthy wards. The dossier of emails, released under Freedom of Information, state that Andy Burnham, the then Health Secretary, was “furious” when “graphic details” of the care failings became public.
TWO years ago I was overweight and a size 16 but I have since lost three stone. I did not have high blood pressure but it runs in the family, my mother has it even though she is slim, so I think it’s a good idea for me to keep an eye on mine.”
UP-to-date developments in treatments and research to benefit people with multiple sclerosis (MS) will be presented at an information evening, hosted by a consultant from Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The event, to be held at Orsett Hall, will feature talks from professors and a senior doctor from London universities, and a question and answer session.
BASILDON and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be supported by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust as part of work to improve patient care. The partnership, along with a number of other measures, was announced by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt today.
3rd October 2013, 10am –4pm Civic Hall, Blackshots Health Matters, Care Matters Health and Care matters are now at the forefront of older peoples concerns. The Statutory Authorities strategic planning and service delivery of health and care will be at the forefront of meeting the challenges and opportunities of our ageing society. Solutions can only […]
NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be holding its Governing Body meeting on 25th September 2013 at 9.30am. Members of the public are warmly invited to attend. The meeting will be held in the Main Hall at The Culver Centre, Daiglen Drive, South Ockendon, Essex. RM15 5RR
STEPHEN Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, has invited measures that will see an extra £2,490,00 invested into the local A&E department to help with the busy winter months. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt recently declared that £250 million will be distributed to 53 NHS Trusts up and down the country, including Basildon and Thurrock NHS Foundation, to help them cope with the strain of the cold winter weather.
TWO Thurrock councillors say they plan to work together to tackle the lack of GPs across the Borough. Cllr Barbara Rice, portfolio holder for health and her “shadow” Cllr Shane Hebb say they are concerned about the “significant challenges in relation to GPs in the Thurrock area” reports The Thurrock Enquirer.
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of Mind, Paul Farmer paid a visit to the allotments in Tilbury that are cultivated by service users and staff at Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions as well as clients from Thurrock Mind. The allotments are also grateful for the help of TSB Lloyds. On a very wet day down in Leicester Road, YT […]
STROKE seminar organised by Basildon and Thurrock hospital. Main basis of the day is awareness. Whole host of speakers including vascular surgeons and speech therapists.
IT WAS a great night down at the Thameside, where funky beats and amazing grooves were pounding from the third floor. The whole event was organised by Liam from Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions. As he was busy on the wheels of steel, we spoke to Chloe Levelle about how the night came about.
NHS Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) welcomes emerging findings that show A&E services at Queen’s hospital, Romford and King George hospital in Ilford, are safe. Havering, Barking and Dagenham and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups commissioned the external review into A&E services at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) in August.
The charity rates the Trust ninth in a league table measuring the most improved patient experience in England, based on national research commissioned by NHS England. Macmillan’s league table compares the performance over the past year of hospitals, based on patients’ experiences of different aspects of care, such as whether they were given a clear explanation of diagnosis and treatment options, whether they felt supported in their care and whether they felt they were treated with respect.
BASILDON hospital has been fined over £350,000 following the deaths of two patients with Legionairres’ disease. James Compton, 74, from Billericay, died in 2007 and Raymond Cackett, 54, from South Ockendon, died in 2010 after contracting Legionnaires’ disease at Basildon Hospital. Six other patients were infected at the hospital – one of 14 named by […]