WITH fears that Brexit will bring social unrest, climate change will result in environmental disasters and cyber-attacks capable of crippling entire towns, health authorities in Essex are reviewing their emergency response plans.
PATRICIA has been volunteering at the BHF’s Felixstowe shop since her son Matthew started nursery. 17 years later and her son has now been volunteering alongside her for the past five years, seeking to make a positive difference and gain work experience.
SELF Care Week, which runs from 18November to 24 November, provides messages about how people can stay well, including recognising early triggers and symptoms of illness and taking action to prevent them getting worse.
AN eight-year-old boy has raised funds for children who are receiving treatment at Basildon Hospital, where he was born.
THE week encourages people be tested for HIV, particularly those from the most at-risk groups, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and black African men and women.
Smokers across Thurrock urged to admit to their GP that they smoke or risk missing out on vital lung checks
SMOKERS across Thurrock are being urged to admit to their GP that they smoke or risk missing out on vital lung checks which could catch early signs of cancer.
THE Research and Development (R&D) department at Basildon Hospital currently contributes to over 60 studies that benefit patients and the wider NHS.
THURROCK residents will soon be able to undergo checks that will assess how healthy their lungs are as part of an NHS scheme to tackle lung disease.
AN EAST Tilbury woman is one of a record numbers of UK patients to be recruited to the first NHS immunotherapy clinical trial for brain cancer patients, part-funded by The National Brain Appeal charity.
AWARD-winning Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point is supporting National Cholesterol Month; an initiative by Heart UK which aims to increase awareness of cholesterol and raise funds to help the fight against cholesterol.
CHARITY Meningitis Now is warning people to stay vigilant to the signs and symptoms of meningitis as cases of the deadly bacterial form of the disease peak during the winter. With the clocks going back on Sunday (27 October) and the prospect of colder winter weather the risk of meningitis increases. People spend more time […]
ON SATURDAY, why not pop in to Holland Barrett at intu Lakeside and support a great cause.
THURROCK could soon get a new school for children with special educational needs after planning officers recommended that a new school in Grays is granted planning permission.
THURROCK CVS (Community Voluntary Services) were over the moon to win the Active in the Workplace award at the Thurrock Sports and Activity Awards 2019 with Impulse Leisure last week.
KIND-hearted Thurrock residents have donated a computer console to Basildon children’s ward after a number were stolen.
HEALTH authorities have revealed how the services currently operating out of Orsett Hospital will be distributed across four new centres built across Thurrock.
POLICE officers helped rescue a woman who went into labour while stuck in traffic along the A13 in Stanford-le-Hope yesterday, Saturday 12 October.
A THURROCK Independent councillor walked around Thurrock as part of a fund-raising effort on World Mental Heath Day.
AWARD-winning homecare provider, Bluebird Care Thurrock and Castle Point is supporting this year’s World Arthritis Day which takes place on the 12th October 2019. World Arthritis Day is an international awareness raising day, headed up by The European League Against Rheumatism.
Thurrock cllr raises concerns over monitoring of patients taking medications for mental health conditions.
A THURROCK councillor has raised concerns over monitoring of patients taking medications for mental health conditions.
TO mark World Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday 10th October, Reach Out for Mental Health are hosting a pop-up living room in the heart of Grays town centre, in the mall.
MORE than 13,500 women have taken part in BBC research revealing the devastating effect of endometriosis.
THIS October 10th, Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point is supporting World Mental Health Day, an initiative aiming to raise awareness of and promote education about mental health issues. The day also advocates people to talk about their feelings and encourages them to look after their own wellbeing.
TWO flagship events are being organised in Thurrock for residents interested in their lung health. Residents are invited to step inside the 12ft tall 15ft wide Mega Lungs, supplied by Roy Castle Foundation, who will be on hand to talk to people about lung conditions.