A RECORD number of people spent more than half a day in Essex A&Es waiting for a ward bed to free up last month.
DESPITE recent upbeat news about the maternity unit at Basildon Hospital, the trust that runs it and hospitals in Southend and Chelmsford says the region continues to suffer from a shortage of midwives reports the LDRS.
FRONTLINE NHS staff in England will have to be fully vaccinated against Covid, the health secretary has announced reports the BBC.
NEW machines that help stop hair loss are making a life-changing difference for chemotherapy patients. Five Paxman scalp cooling cap machines have been bought for Southend Hospital, after several generous charity legacy donations hit the £60,000 fundraising target. The treatment works by reducing the temperature of a patient’s scalp by just a few degrees immediately […]
Partner of Stanford-le-Hope woman who helped save more than four lives encourages others to talk about organ donation
AN organ donor has been called a hero after saving more four lives, including newborn babies.
A NURSE who stepped away from the profession 20 years ago is back on the wards thanks to a new scheme.
CANCER treatment waiting times have been hit by the Covid pandemic.
NHS beds in the community – intended to ease pressure on hospitals – are already full across mid and south Essex ahead of the winter season as medics brace themselves for potential surge in Covid cases and flu.
A NEW intake of over 120 trainee doctors will help the local hospitals continue to provide excellent and safe care for all its patients.
A GIRL will be celebrating her 10th birthday by having 14 inches of her hair cut off to raise money to help families with ill children at Basildon Hospital.
A NEW machine is helping to improve the lives of women at Southend Hospital who have suffered tearing during labour.
EMPLOYMENT and voluntary opportunities in Basildon will receive a much-needed boost, thanks to a new initiative from Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust.
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.