DID you know that by setting a target, such as a marathon or bike ride, has helped a quarter (25%) of people get fitter in the past?
PEOPLE from Essex who saved lives through the gift of organ donation have been posthumously honoured at a moving award ceremony.
A DOCTOR has told an inquest he was refused blood-clotting products for a dying mother following a haemorrhage reports the BBC.
WHILST most people’s Christmas wish lists this year will consist of many-a-material good, I assure you that the Christmas wishes of thousands of people in the East of England this year, look quite different.
THURROCK Council has received very positive feedback on its Children’s Services which have been rated ‘Good’ following a recent full inspection by Ofsted.
NHS leaders across Thurrock and the whole of mid and south Essex area are putting together a range of information for local people to help them know what services are available this bank holiday.
Essex project wins funding to promote organ donation among black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities
AN Essex organisation is joining the campaign to address the urgent need for more lifesaving organ donors from black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic backgrounds.
THE annual National Neonatal Audit Programme (NNAP) measured staffing levels at neonatal units across the country for the first time. It found that just 64% of shifts are numerically staffed according to national guidelines. And only 44% of all nursing shifts have sufficient specialist staff to care for the babies present.
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.