A GP’s receptionist had to have her leg and all her toes amputated after a hot tub party gave her a deadly blood infection.
AS this week is International Nurses’ Day (May 12), we caught up with one of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust’s 31 new specialist intensive care nurses from India, who is helping treat the sickest patients in critical care.
A NUMBER of staff at Essex County Fire and Rescue Service have joined the fight against the pandemic by becoming vaccinators.
MORE than two million youngsters missed out on the chance to go swimming due to the coronavirus pandemic – resulting in almost a quarter of a million children being unable to swim the length of a standard swimming pool.
THREE midwives from Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust have come together this International Day of the Midwife (May 5) to give an insight into their careers and how they have ‘delivered’ in their roles during the pandemic. The midwives from Basildon, Southend and Broomfield hospitals spoke about their route into the profession and […]
CHILDREN as young as 12 are set to be offered the coronavirus jab as part of NHS plans to vaccinate children before school starts in September.
CARE home residents will be able to leave their home for low-risk trips without having to self-isolate for 14 days afterwards, the government says reports the BBC.
A CHERRY tree has been planted at the three main hospital sites of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to remember Captain Sir Tom Moore, on what would have been his 101st birthday (Friday 30 April).
A WOMAN whose partner tragically died at the age of 30 has called for bowel cancer screening tests for people of all ages. Nathan Pritchard was repeatedly sent home from A&E and told he just had constipation after suffering symptoms for weeks – but died months later.
SOUTH Essex College have been working in partnership with FIT KRU to deliver work experience to our fitness and sport students during lockdown.
ORMISTON Park Academy are working closely with the Thurrock School Well-being Service to promote positive mental health across the Academy. On Tuesday 20th April The Thurrock School Well-being Service delivered a one-day workshop and training for students across all Year Groups.
THE INFECTION rate in Thurrock has decreased by 57.8% over the last seven days. The borough has 16 cases. Thurrock now stands at 277th out of 315 in the infection table of local authorities That equates to 9.2 cases per 100,000. Remember, these figures relate to April 16th and not today (April 21st). Reference point […]
MID and South Essex Hospitals Charity has funded interactive light projectors for Essex care homes and community hospitals, using a grant received from NHS Charities Together.
THE INFECTION rate in Thurrock has increased by 27.7% over the last seven days. The borough has 37 cases. Thurrock now stands at144th out of 315 in the infection table of 315 local authorities That equates to 21.2 cases per 100,000. Remember, these figures relate to April 11th and not today (April 16th). Reference point […]
THE INFECTION rate in Thurrock has dropped by 54.9% over the last seven days. The borough has 27 cases. Thurrock now stands at 220th out of 315 in the infection table of 315 local authorities That equates to 15.5 cases per 100,000. Remember, these figures relate to April 4th and not today (April 9th). Reference […]
A team of six St. Luke’s staff, including nurses and a doctor, are taking on a virtual 10K challenge
THIS month a team of six St. Luke’s Hospice staff will be running a virtual 10k in support of the local people and families they care for, as well as the hard work and dedication of everyone at the Hospice throughout the pandemic.
Family Of Basildon secretary appeal to her former workmates at Thurrock factory for help following asbestos cancer death
The family of a former office secretary are appealing to her former workmates for help following her death from asbestos-related cancer. Olive Marlborough, of Basildon, died from mesothelioma, a terminal form of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos, often decades earlier. Oliver, formerly of East Ham, was diagnosed a month before she died. Following the […]
FROM 1 April 2021, all five Clinical Commissioning Groups will take control of the planning, strategic direction, priority setting and decision making for GP services. This is a first step towards strengthening local decision making under plans to create an Integrated Care Systems (ICS) which will manage services on behalf of local people.
IN the past year, more Essex women have been screened for cervical cancer than ever before.
THE INFECTION rate in Thurrock has dropped by 6.2% over the last seven days. The borough has 76 cases. Thurrock now stands at 154th out of 315 in the infection table of 315 local authorities That equates to 43.6 cases per 100,000. Remember, these figures relate to March 25h and not today (March 30th). Reference […]
TWO households or groups of up to six people are now able to meet outside in England again as the stay-at-home Covid restrictions order comes to an end reports the BBC.
CARING mother and daughter duo, Gladys Ofori and Dorcas Afful, have recently launched their new home care business, Home Instead Thurrock, bringing high-quality companionship-led home care services to South Essex.
AN 11-year-old girl is walking 70 miles to raise money for the intensive care unit at Basildon Hospital that cared for her grandad.
A Level 3 Health and Social Care student at South Essex College has completed a difficult 11-hour charity walk for the British Heart Foundation.Last week, Katie Fuller-Sherman and her boyfriend Liam, tracked their journey from their hometown of Tilbury to Westminster Bridge. They tackled poor weather conditions and hill climbs to complete the 48.3km route to raise funds for the charity.