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Improvement scheme raising patient care up for national award

A SCHEME that helps hospital staff to improve the care they provide to patients is up for a major national award. The programme, run by...

Play in hospitals is just what the doctor ordered (International Day of Play)

A THERAPY dog, a children’s entertainer and a host of art and craft activities brightened a day for young hospital patients celebrating the first-ever...

Labour will clear the East of England’s NHS backlog in five years

LABOUR will today (Wednesday) commit to ending the Conservatives' NHS waiting list backlog in the East of England within five years, as part of...

Survey reveals medics are not happy at work 

A SURVEY of primary health care staff across mid and south Essex has revealed just how low morale is amid the loss of 600...

Cancer patients are set to benefit from new, specialist equipment at Southend Hospital.

THE Radiotherapy department at Southend Hospital, part of Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, has bought a state-of-the-art QuickCheck device, which speeds up...

Wrong body parts operated on a string of surgical errors

A STRING of surgical errors at south Essex hospitals have been revealed including one incident where a cancer patient’s surgery was carried out on...

The Real Midwives of Essex – a brand new TV documentary about the journeys of Basildon Hospital’s midwifery team

THE NHS are excited to announce a new partnership with Firecracker Films to produce a documentary series that follows the inspiring journeys of junior...

Basildon Hospital staff saddling up for successful bike scheme hits milestone

PEDAL power is king at Basildon Hospital as the 100th staff member has now received a free bike, as part of a successful scheme...

NHS services are under severe pressure, please choose wisely

THE local NHS is urging people to use services wisely as health services across mid and south Essex are experiencing major pressures. Accident and Emergency...

Price of car parking at hospitals in England soars by 50% in a year, data shows

THE price of parking a car at hospitals in England has risen by 50% in a year, according to data reports Sky News. Visitors and...

Four babies died during birth at Essex trust’s hospitals in August report

A MUM fears her concerns about her baby’s lack of movement in the late stages of pregnancy were ignored by staff at Basildon Hospital before she suffered a stillbirth, it has been revealed.

Cancer patients in Thurrock face “agonising waits”

CANCER patients in Essex are still facing agonising waits for referrals, diagnosis and treatment, it has been revealed.

Hospital helps EastEnders legend raise skin cancer awareness with The One Show film

ON MONDAY, BBC’s The One Show featured actress Michelle Collins visiting dermatologists at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust to see how they are helping spot skin cancer more quickly by using tele-dermatology.

Coroner’s damning indictment of Basildon Hospital care following death of 55-year-old man 

BASILDON Hospital is once again in the firing line following the death of a Thurrock resident it discharged - the hospital is criticised by a coroner who says it failed to offer 'even the most basic nursing care' reports the Local Democracy Reporter.

Patients waiting weeks for test results says Thurrock health watchdog

DISTRAUGHT cancer patients at Southend and Basildon hospitals are facing agonising waits for the results of crucial tests and biopsies, it has been revealed reports the Local Democracy Reporter.

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