Cancer targets missed by Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

Cancer targets missed by Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

MEDICAL negligence solicitors, Blackwater Law have reviewed data published by NHS England that reveals that only 40.9% of patients at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust were receiving treatment for cancer within the current 62-day waiting time during May 2020. This figure is significantly below the current NHS target of 85%. There are […]

Thurrock Council slam “inaccurate reporting” over death rates in borough

Thurrock Council slam “inaccurate reporting” over death rates in borough

A LOOK at excess death rates has created a false impression that Thurrock has seen an extremely high number of excess deaths during the coronavirus pandemic. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that excess deaths in Thurrock peaked in the week ending 17 April with 286% more deaths than usual. However those figures […]

Thurrock Council still failing to answer questions about Collins House care home in Corringham

Thurrock Council still failing to answer questions about Collins House care home in Corringham

IN MAY, we asked Thurrock Council a number of questions regarding a care home in their charge, Collins House in Corringham. We first started researching the piece back in April. At the time, there were concerns (in care homes all over the country) regarding residents returning from hospital without being tested for Covid-19. There were […]

Mother and daughter produce book to support NHS mental health charities

Mother and daughter produce book to support NHS mental health charities

A MOTHER and daughter duo have worked together to come up with a unique way of supporting NHS workers whose mental health has been affected by the stress of dealing with Covid-19. Taaya Marjorie Griffith, a leading illustrator who lives in Chafford Hundred, Essex, and her mother, retired teacher Naomi Lumutenga, who lives in Maidstone […]

Letter to Editor: Keep your heart healthy

Letter to Editor: Keep your heart healthy

Dear Sir/Madam WE’VE  all felt the strain of lockdown these past few months, which means that looking after our physical and mental health is extremely important. At the British Heart Foundation (BHF), we see it as our responsibility to help people to keep their hearts healthy, which is why we’re asking the nation to take […]

Childline Calls Surge Since COVID-19 Lockdown

Childline Calls Surge Since COVID-19 Lockdown

CHILDLINE have seen a surge in children aged 11 and under reaching out with mental health concerns. Since the start of lockdown, Childline have delivered almost 22,000 counselling sessions, including almost 2,000 with children aged 11 and under, an increase of 37% from data prior to lockdown. The pandemic has had a significant effect on […]

St. Modwen Homes Donates £20,000 to Thurrock Coronavirus Action Group

St. Modwen Homes Donates £20,000 to Thurrock Coronavirus Action Group

ST. MODWEN HOMES, the housebuilder behind the 230-home Bennetts Fields development in South Ockendon, have donated £20,000 to Thurrock Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) to support vulnerable residents through the Coronavirus pandemic. Thurrock CVS have formed a partnership with Thurrock Council to establish a community response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action (TCCA). […]

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