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

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 […]

Coronavirus: Hospitals told not to test staff or patients for Covid-19

Coronavirus: Hospitals told not to test staff or patients for Covid-19

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 University Hospital maternity unit rated ‘inadequate’

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 […]

Changing Pathways receive cash boost from Amazon

Changing Pathways receive cash boost from Amazon

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 […]

Hospital trust thank Thurrock and wider community for their heartwarming donations and support

Hospital trust thank Thurrock and wider community for their heartwarming donations and support

MID & South Essex Hospitals Charity, which covers Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals among others, has spoken of the heartwarming support and donations they have received since the pandemic began. On the official Just Giving fundraising page, which accessed by clicking here the trust say the following: “We have been inundated with support from the […]

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