SEEMINGLY insurmountable inflatable obstacles were scaled by this gang of intrepid fundraisers to raise more than £500 for the Polly Parrot Appeal.
COMPASSIONATE care of patients has led to the endoscopy department at Basildon University Hospital receiving a prestigious quality accreditation. Staff were praised by inspectors for “the high standard of achievement and for their hard work during the accreditation process”, as the team was awarded Joint Advisory Group for GI Endoscopy (JAG) accreditation for one year. […]
HEALTH bosses in Essex have decided not to go ahead with plans which campaigners argued would downgrade two accident and emergency departments reports the BBC.
STAFF at Basildon University Hospital powered their way through more than 52 million steps during June as part of a challenge to promote health and wellbeing at work. The month-long step challenge, organised by the occupational health and therapies teams, was open to individuals and groups of up to eight people. The team winners were […]
OLDER patients have been enjoying music and poetry as part of a programme to improve their wellbeing.
COME along and meet the governors of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the next meeting of the Council of Governors
“A nine-year-old boy who nearly lost his life…he was in a London hospital on life support after being turned away from hospital on five occasions.
THE IT department has been commended for their response to the NHS cyber-attack with an excellence award from their colleagues at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals.
THE audiology team at Basildon University Hospital will host a cake sale and information stand in hospital main reception on Tuesday 27 June, 10am-2pm, to support Tea for Tinnitus month.
THERESA Winter, a specialist cardiac nurse, likes to arrive at work early when she is in charge of her shift on the intensive care ward at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC).
A new electronic observations (e-Obs) system for monitoring patients’ conditions is improving safety and giving nurses at Basildon University Hospital more time to give care and treatment.
STAFF at Basildon University Hospital who care for stroke patients met with visitors and staff to explain about prevention and treatment.
PAEDIATRIC consultants, doctors and nurses at Basildon University Hospital swapped their uniforms for mud by completing the Tough Mudder.
EVERYONE who volunteers to take part in clinical research plays a vital role in helping doctors and scientists to develop new treatments for diseases.
Help us unite our voices against dementia LIBRARIANS and dementia nurse specialists are teaming up to encourage local people to record their memories for Basildon Hospital patients who have dementia. An event called ‘United Voices Against Dementia’ is being held at Basildon Library, in St Martin’s Square, Basildon, on Thursday 18 May, during dementia awareness […]
NURSES at Basildon University Hospital who care for patients at the end of life want to encourage people to talk more openly and make plans about dying, death and bereavement
BASILDON and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (BTUH) is pleased to welcome Clare Culpin as managing director. Clare joins BTUH from Kettering General Hospital Trust where she worked for more than four years, most recently as acting chief executive. Clare will have responsibility for direct operational management at the Trust, and be part of […]
SPECIALIST nurses at Basildon Hospital are the first in the east of England to have carried out full training to complete legal documents relating to resuscitation.
TWO specialist liver nurses at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals have been jointly nominated for a national award.
THE chief executive of three hospitals in mid and south Essex has been ranked fourth out of the top 50 NHS leaders in England. The leading health publication, Health Service Journal (HSJ), rated chief executives for their achievements in challenging times, and awarded Clare Panniker fourth place.
TWO patients at the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) have been implanted with the world’s smallest pacemaker, in the first procedures of this type to be carried out in the East of England. The cutting edge devices are less than one tenth of the size of a conventional pacemaker, and do not require a lead to […]
A YOUNG man who was successfully treated for cancer at Basildon University Hospital was the guest of honour at the official opening of the newly- renovated children’s oncology room.
DUE to a high number of critically unwell patients currently in the A&E department at Basildon Hospital, they are asking all patients who need urgent medical attention but whose condition is not life threatening to go to Orsett Minor Injuries Unit. A spokesperson said: “There is currently a very high number of seriously unwell patients […]
THE Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals (BTUH) Excellence Awards are on the horizon and we want our patients to nominate a member of staff who has gone above and beyond for the special Hospital Hero crown.