Raising awareness of heart failure symptoms will help save lives

Raising awareness of heart failure symptoms will help save lives

SPECIALIST hospital staff are making people more aware of the symptoms of heart failure. As part of European Heart Failure Awareness Week (6-12 May), staff at the world-renowned Essex Cardiothoracic Centre at Basildon Hospital are asking staff and visitors to bang a drum, symbolic of the noise of a beating heart. Dr Henry ​Oluwasefunmi Savage, consultant […]

Majority of blood tests taken at Basildon Hospital to identify life-threatening illnesses have been contaminated 

Majority of blood tests taken at Basildon Hospital to identify life-threatening illnesses have been contaminated 

THE majority of blood tests taken at Basildon Hospital to identify life-threatening illnesses have been contaminated in a “major failure”. An investigation has been launched by health bosses, with staff shortages allegedly causing the issue with “blood cultures”. Blood cultures, which look for germs or fungi in the blood and more deadly bacteria are routinely […]

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