THE AVELEY Medical Centre has received a highly critical report by a government health watchdog. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited the centre off High Street, Aveley on December 12th, 2018. The report is a long and detailed list of shortfallings at the centre, culminating in a judgement that is is “inadequate”. The full report […]
FOLLOWING World Cancer Day on the 4th February, a new activity programme has launched in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock that will support over 200 cancer patients to live healthier, more active lifestyles.
THE family of a woman who is battling brain cancer are fund-raising in a bid to try and find a treatment to save her life.
A NEW 111 helpline for people struggling with mental health disorders is to be made available across mid and south Essex.
By Local Democracy Reporter Steve Shaw THURROCK Council is looking to transform adult mental health services after it was revealed that the majority of service users have not received the treatment they expected. A report from Thurrock Council states that 88 per cent of service users felt unsupported in their mental health issue and describes […]
THE work attitudes of Generation X need to be respected if NHS recruitment crisis to be solved, Essex County Council has been told.
THURROCK residents Emma Mulcahy and Sarah Keeling from Grays, Essex will be holding a charity Pink Ball for the second year running in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.
THERE is a crisis regarding mental health in this country. It is wide spread and wide ranging in the various elements of the subject. It is also getting worse rather than better.
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.
FUNDING for public health services like sexual health clinics and mother and baby support has been cut by £85m in an announcement “sneaked out” by ministers on the last day of the parliamentary term reports the Huffington Post.
STAFF at Corringham’s Ash Tree Surgery have sent a heartfelt message to patients after it was confirmed Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will not review its decision to close the practice following the retirement of the lead doctor, Dr Kim Chueng.
INTU Lakeside has partnered with mental health foundation Blurt to provide advice to customers and staff on managing their mental wellbeing over Christmas.
THE local NHS – or ‘Elf service’ across mid and south Essex – is supporting people to stay well this winter in a new campaign that our own pixie pal, “Ivanna Livewell” shares advice and support to help combat winter illness.
ST. Luke’s Hospice is proud to announce that their volunteer and Lead Ambassador Peter Eates has been awarded the ‘Charity Comms’ Inspiring Communicator Award’. Peter was given this prestigious national Award in London by Charity Comms Executives.
A TILBURY-based family is appealing to the local community and beyond in a bid to fund specialist cancer treatment for a 21-year-old woman who faces losing a leg – if not her life. Sabina Makaranga, 21, is battling a rare type of bone cancer and a tumour in her spine and here family believe the […]
MEDICAL centres that will replace Orsett Hospital are not facing setbacks over affordability, a Thurrock Councillor has claimed.
Think WARMTH to save lives this winter OLDER people, their families, friends and neighbours need to think WARMTH across Thurrock and Castle Point this winter to save lives, leading home care provider Bluebird Care has urged. We love to talk about the weather in this country, but we are often unaware of the real threat […]
THE four medical centres that residents were told would replace Orsett Hospital are in jeopardy because of “affordability issues”, a report has revealed.
DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH – A GREAT TIME TO BOOK ON A DIABETES EDUCATION COURSE IN Thurrock approximately 7,600 people are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. This form of diabetes can be managed with diet and knowing what can improve your blood sugars and how to manage medication. As diabetes awareness month ends this week (30 […]
A TIME capsule has been planted at intu Lakeside to capture the memories of employees working at the popular retail and leisure destination.
NATIONAL HIV Testing Week kicked off on 17 November in Thurrock with a focus on people being able to access free and confidential rapid HIV testing. Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity, will be holding an awareness and information stand at Thurrock Health Centre and will also be providing free […]
IF you are pregnant, have a child aged 2-3 years old or are an adult with a pre-existing health condition, you should get the free flu vaccine.