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.
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 […]
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 COVID survivor who was in an induced coma for 30 days is urging others from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to get the vaccine.
ANYONE that has lost someone to cancer, or wants to send hope to someone with cancer, can now email a message to hang on a tree outside the Macmillan information pod at Basildon Hospital.
ALMOST 200 student nurses have been welcomed at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, ahead of them beginning their work placements in March.
A CAMPAIGN urging people to dial 111 before turning up at A&E has been crucial in easing pressure on the NHS as the Covid pandemic continues, it was claimed.
Dr Tayyab Haider, the medical director at Basildon Hospital, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, for his services to the NHS, including during the Covid-19 response.
THE COVID vaccination programme started in mid and south Essex on 8 December 2020.
FROM today (Tuesday 8 December), Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust began offering COVID vaccinations at Basildon Hospital as part of the NHS vaccination programme involving 50 hubs across the country
A BABY died after he suffered a brain haemorrhage during a failed forceps delivery, a coroner’s report reveals reports the BBC. Frederick Terry also sustained a fractured skull and scalp laceration and during the procedure in Essex. The coroner’s Prevention of Future Deaths Report said that, if not for those injuries, he would have survived. […]
An NHS hospital where a woman bled to death in childbirth has been given an “urgent” deadline to keep patients at its maternity unit safe reports the BBC.
STAFF and patients at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital received a special delivery when the team from Amazon in Basildon delivered a surprise for children in the paediatric ward.
A healthcare drone trial that could revolutionise the way the NHS transports samples is being tested
A HEALTHCARE drone trial that could revolutionise the way the NHS transports samples is being tested at Broomfield Hospital. The three-metre wingspan drone is set to begin test flights later this month, in a six-month trial backed by the UK Space Agency. If phase one of the test flights are successful over the next few […]
THE first coronavirus death in four days has been recorded at Basildon and Thurrock Trust, the latest figures show.
BASILDON Hospital is extremely busy today with a high number of patients who need our care, including a small but increasing number of patients suffering from COVID. A spokeersn said: “We are working hard to see people as quickly as possible in our emergency department, and to make sure there are beds for those who […]
MORE women across mid and south Essex are now receiving care from the same small team of midwives before, during and after the birth of their child.
PATIENTS at Southend Hospital have applauded the hard work and dedication of their community physiotherapy team. The team have been keeping in contact using virtual video appointments with patients in the comfort and safety of their own home.
Hospital Trust invited to Thurrock Council Overview and Scrutiny following inadequate rating for Basildon University Hospital maternity unit
THURROCK Council’s Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee will hear from senior hospital trust members from Basildon University Hospital,
NHS hospitals have been banned from launching their own coronavirus testing for staff and patients who have symptoms – despite a nationwide shortage in tests. Leaked NHS documents, passed to The Independent, show the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has now capped funding for Covid-19 testing in the health service, even though the lack of tests […]
BASILDON Hospital has been ordered to carry out urgent improvements to its maternity unit after a whistleblower voiced fears about patient safety. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated the unit at Basildon University Hospital as inadequate with “failings” found in six serious cases. The CQC said lessons were not learnt from an inspection following the death of […]
BASILDON & Thurrock University Hospital and a local charity that supports victims of domestic abuse have received donations totalling £4,000 from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury. Changing Pathways supports those affected by domestic abuse using an empowering approach, assisting the survivor to address their immediate safety needs and setting them on a pathway to […]
VISITS to A&E in Essex have started to increase, but are still well down on the figures from a year before Covid-19 struck. But it is the drop in cancer referrals that have been the most stark and that has increased concerns that people are not getting the treatment they need. While there were 15,489 […]
WHEN told he had to go onto a ventilator, Pastor Peter Nembhard, 52, of Grays, thought he was going to die after he was admitted to Basildon Hospital with Coronavirus in the beginning of April.