Thurrock has highest Covid-19 rate in Essex

Thurrock has highest Covid-19 rate in Essex

THURROCK has the highest rate of infection for Covid-19 in the whole county. More than half of districts have recorded Covid-19 infection rates of over 100, according to the latest data. Thurrock has 154.9 per 100,000 people for the week up to October 22. The borough is still under Tier One restrictions while the vast […]

Colleges Week: South Essex College supporting people and communities

Colleges Week: South Essex College supporting people and communities

SOUTH Essex College is supporting Colleges Week this week. Today’s theme is supporting people and communities. The college has created a 2020 mental health strategy to support students and staff mental health by ensuring there is advice and guidance available to all who need it. The impact of Covid-19 has had a profound effect on […]

Endometriosis care needs urgent improvement, MPs say

Endometriosis care needs urgent improvement, MPs say

Endometriosis care across the UK needs urgent improvement and diagnosis times need to be cut in half, a report by MPs says. It found an average wait for a diagnosis was eight years and that has not improved in more than a decade reports the BBC. Endometriosis affects one in 10 women in the UK […]

A healthcare drone trial that could revolutionise the way the NHS transports samples is being tested

A healthcare drone trial that could revolutionise the way the NHS transports samples is being tested

A HEALTHCARE drone trial that could revolutionise the way the NHS transports samples is being tested at Broomfield Hospital. The three-metre wingspan drone is set to begin test flights later this month, in a six-month trial backed by the UK Space Agency. If phase one of the test flights are successful over the next few […]

Thurrock’s community bus service Transvol receives key funding

Thurrock’s community bus service Transvol receives key funding

Great news – TRANSVOL have received £48K from the National Lottery Community Fund. TRANSVOL manager Denise Cheeseman, applied and was delighted to receive the grant as a payment for re-establishing a true ‘Thurrock Dial-a-ride’. As many will know their service was decimated with cuts a few years ago, but has since been winning Council Contracts […]

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