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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.

Senior doctors stage first strike in over a decade

A 48-hour strike by senior hospital doctors in England has got under way, with NHS bosses warning of severe disruption reports the BBC.

Pioneering procedure helps patients with irregular heartbeats

A PIONEERING procedure that has already helped over 100 patients with irregular heartbeats leave hospital more quickly after surgery has been recognised with an award. 

Preventing avoidable deaths plan at level ‘never seen in decades’

A FOCUS on preventing avoidable deaths from cardiovascular disease, obesity and smoking across parts of Essex will be at a level never seen in 30 years, health chiefs say reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Double digital success as hospital teams shortlisted for national health awards

TWO hospital teams, including one which has introduced a new system which makes it easier for patients to request and receive their medical records, have reached the final of a prestigious national awards.

Hospital bosses issue an appeal as strikes loom

THURROCK residents have beeb asked to only use A and E in an emergency with Easter and a doctors strike looming. A spokesperson for Mid...

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust: IT glitch fixed

AN IT glitch - which meant some letters sent electronically to GPs from local hospitals were never received – has been fixed.

Thurrock nurses could get bonus to stay on at hospitals in south of county

NURSES in Thurrock could get “premium” golden handcuffs bonuses as part of a determined effort to keep them in their jobs reports the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Some A&Es in complete state of crisis, warn health chiefs

SOME A&E departments are in a “complete state of crisis”, the Royal College of Emergency Medicine has said, as it highlighted the extreme pressures facing the NHS this winter reports the BBC.

Faith and belief tree sculptures help to remember loved ones in Thurrock

THREE faith and belief tree sculptures have been put up in the entrances and close to the multi faith prayer rooms at the three hospital sites in Basildon, Broomfield and Southend.

Nurses across UK back strikes in pay dispute

NURSES across the UK have voted to strike over pay with action expected to start by the end of the year reports the BBC. The...

Nitrous oxide breach on Basildon hospital maternity ward

A HOSPITAL has launched an investigation after nitrous oxide levels in its maternity unit were found to breach guidelines.

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