PATIENTS are benefitting from a new machine that helps show clear video of their airways.
HOSPITAL staff were joined by local Mayors, LGBTQ+ charities and hospital radio teams in an afternoon of picnics as part of Pride Month.
NATIONALLY one million more blood donors are needed over the next five years to ensure patients receive the right type of blood to save and improve their lives, with a particular need for Black African, Black Caribbean and younger donors. The five-year Blood Service Strategy, published at the start of National Blood Week, sets ambitious […]
A SCHEME improving access to hospital services for people with learning disabilities has been shortlisted for a national award.
THE flat faces bred into bulldogs can cause a “lifetime of suffering” and vets are urging people not to buy one reports the BBC.
TRANSPORT For London is consulting on proposals to expand the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ(External link)) London-wide on 29 August 2023.
A TROUBLE shooter has been drafted in to end delays in establishing Integrated Medical Centres in Thurrock.
THURROCK’S director of public health was grilled on the borough’s poor air quality after the topic failed to feature as a priority in a new health strategy.
STARK regional disparities in dental provision across the country have been uncovered by the ADG in its new report ‘England’s Dental Deserts: The urgent need to “level up” access to dentistry’. Out of 106 Clinical Commissioning Groups in England, Thurrock was among the top twenty worst affected.
FAMILIES from across the UK have been able to access specialist dementia care during the first year of a new project: Closer to Home.
Wellness event to support people with both learning disabilities and diabetes in mid and south Essex is back
A SECOND wellness event is being held to help people with both learning disabilities and diabetes better understand and manage their condition.
GPs in some parts of the country are each responsible for more than 2,500 patients, while in other regions GPs care on average for 1,250 patients each.
However you’re celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, make sure you know where you can go for local health care. If you have an urgent medical problem that’s not life threatening or an emergency, or you’re not sure what to do, you can call NHS 111. A team of trained advisors will ask questions to […]
THE care system exists to support children who cannot live with their birth parents or do not have a stable and supportive home life.
ST. Luke’s Hospice is appealing for donations as nurses are celebrated this International Nurses Day (Thursday 12th May).
SPECIALIST hospital staff are making people more aware of the symptoms of heart failure. As part of European Heart Failure Awareness Week (6-12 May), staff at the world-renowned Essex Cardiothoracic Centre at Basildon Hospital are asking staff and visitors to bang a drum, symbolic of the noise of a beating heart. Dr Henry Oluwasefunmi Savage, consultant […]
‘This sports bra saved my life!’ Grays runner encourages everyone to Race for Life after surviving breast cancer
A GRAYS runner who credits her survival of breast cancer to a sports bra and research into the disease is calling on women, men and children across the region to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
ABOUT one in every 500 people in the UK have a stoma bag but many of us have never seen one because they are often hidden away. Best friends Ailish Evans and Summer Griffiths decided to change that.The pair, who have ulcerative colitis, say they want to show it’s not just older people who have […]
THE East of England Ambulance Service is taking up to 20 hours to reach some non-critical patients, staff said reports the BBC.
HOWEVER you’re spending the bank holiday weekend, make sure you know where you can go for local health care.
A SENIOR midwife who was accused of using the words “bloater” and a “whale on a bed” to describe a pregnant woman has lost her claim against an NHS trust in Essex for unfair dismissal.
Thurrock residents shed 200 pounds of weight between them with help of new local weight loss programme
SEVENTY Thurrock residents taking part in a free service, Gloji, provided by healthy lifestyle and wellbeing service provider Thrive Tribe, have lost 200 pounds of weight between them, in the last six months.
Majority of blood tests taken at Basildon Hospital to identify life-threatening illnesses have been contaminated
THE majority of blood tests taken at Basildon Hospital to identify life-threatening illnesses have been contaminated in a “major failure”. An investigation has been launched by health bosses, with staff shortages allegedly causing the issue with “blood cultures”. Blood cultures, which look for germs or fungi in the blood and more deadly bacteria are routinely […]
AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a woman died during childbirth at Basildon Hospital’s maternity unit.