New adopters need guaranteed long-term support if their families are to thrive, says Adoption UK

New adopters need guaranteed long-term support if their families are to thrive, says Adoption UK

THIS National Adoption Week (18th October–23rd October), the charity is calling on the Government to make a ten-year commitment to the Adoption Support Fund (ASF), which provides adoptive families in England with therapeutic support. A third of parents told Adoption UK support accessed through the ASF had helped them avoid a family breakdown.

Machine that helps stop hair loss is a “game changer” for Thurrock chemotherapy patients

Machine that helps stop hair loss is a “game changer” for Thurrock chemotherapy patients

NEW machines that help stop hair loss are making a life-changing difference for chemotherapy patients. Five Paxman scalp cooling cap machines have been bought for Southend Hospital, after several generous charity legacy donations hit the £60,000 fundraising target. The treatment works by reducing the temperature of a patient’s scalp by just a few degrees immediately […]

Sound words of advice ahead of World Mental Health Day

Sound words of advice ahead of World Mental Health Day

MENTAL health problems are common, with one in four Brits experiencing them during their lives. However, there is often a stigma around mental health, which can make people feel uncomfortable talking about it or seeking help. Ahead of World Mental Health Day (10th October), Dr Rhianna McClymont, lead GP at online service, Livi, has offered […]

CQC concerns over staff shortage at Basildon Hospital

CQC concerns over staff shortage at Basildon Hospital

“SIGNIFICANT” staff shortages in maternity units and a catalogue of breaches, including a faulty lift, have been slammed by the health watchdog reports the Local Democracy Reporter. The Care Quality Commission inspected Basildon, Southend, and Broomfield Hospitals in July and August with a series of major concerns raised. A full report is yet to be […]

Thurrock health care teams brought in the army during the height of Covid-19

Thurrock health care teams brought in the army during the height of Covid-19

THURROCK health care teams brought in the army during the height of Covid-19, a clinical commissioning boss has revealed reports Local Democracy Reporter. Explaining the impact the pandemic had on the borough at the Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group AGM today (Wednesday), Mark Tebbs, alliance director with the group also revealed the borough has been left […]

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