32% of all Thurrock residents are organ donors

32% of all Thurrock residents are organ donors

THIRTY-TWO per cent of all Thurrock residents are organ donors. The figures have been released for all areas across the country. Some areas are good and some less so. The London borough of Barking and Dagenham has the UK’s lowest figure, with only 16.0 per cent registered, closely followed by Harlow with 16.2 per cent. […]

The age of interventional radiology at the Annual Member’s Meeting

The age of interventional radiology at the Annual Member’s Meeting

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 […]

Health boss “frustrated” at Orsett Hospital being used as political football

Health boss “frustrated” at Orsett Hospital being used as political football

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 […]

Basildon Hospital staff sacrifice lunch break to be water balloon target for young physio patient

Basildon Hospital staff sacrifice lunch break to be water balloon target for young physio patient

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 […]

Hospital trusts struggle to hit cancer targets

Hospital trusts struggle to hit cancer targets

By Local Democracy Reporter Steve Shaw CANCER patients attending hospitals across mid and south Essex are not starting treatment as soon as they should be, according to newly released data. Last month, YT reported that Thurrock had the worst record in in the country for patients receiving treatment once they had been referred to by […]