CHARITY Meningitis Now is warning people to stay vigilant to the signs and symptoms of meningitis as cases of the deadly bacterial form of the disease peak during the winter. With the clocks going back on Sunday (27 October) and the prospect of colder winter weather the risk of meningitis increases. People spend more time […]
ON SATURDAY, why not pop in to Holland Barrett at intu Lakeside and support a great cause.
THURROCK could soon get a new school for children with special educational needs after planning officers recommended that a new school in Grays is granted planning permission.
THURROCK CVS (Community Voluntary Services) were over the moon to win the Active in the Workplace award at the Thurrock Sports and Activity Awards 2019 with Impulse Leisure last week.
KIND-hearted Thurrock residents have donated a computer console to Basildon children’s ward after a number were stolen.
HEALTH authorities have revealed how the services currently operating out of Orsett Hospital will be distributed across four new centres built across Thurrock.
POLICE officers helped rescue a woman who went into labour while stuck in traffic along the A13 in Stanford-le-Hope yesterday, Saturday 12 October.
A THURROCK Independent councillor walked around Thurrock as part of a fund-raising effort on World Mental Heath Day.
AWARD-winning homecare provider, Bluebird Care Thurrock and Castle Point is supporting this year’s World Arthritis Day which takes place on the 12th October 2019. World Arthritis Day is an international awareness raising day, headed up by The European League Against Rheumatism.
Thurrock cllr raises concerns over monitoring of patients taking medications for mental health conditions.
A THURROCK councillor has raised concerns over monitoring of patients taking medications for mental health conditions.
TO mark World Mental Health Awareness Day on Thursday 10th October, Reach Out for Mental Health are hosting a pop-up living room in the heart of Grays town centre, in the mall.
MORE than 13,500 women have taken part in BBC research revealing the devastating effect of endometriosis.
THIS October 10th, Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point is supporting World Mental Health Day, an initiative aiming to raise awareness of and promote education about mental health issues. The day also advocates people to talk about their feelings and encourages them to look after their own wellbeing.
TWO flagship events are being organised in Thurrock for residents interested in their lung health. Residents are invited to step inside the 12ft tall 15ft wide Mega Lungs, supplied by Roy Castle Foundation, who will be on hand to talk to people about lung conditions.
THE Governing Bodies of the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in mid and south Essex will this month consider the proposal to move to one Accountable Officer and a single Executive Team and to start the application process to merge the five CCGs into one CCG by April 2021.
Thurrock Mind to host sponsored walk. Full details on poster.
WITH record breaking numbers of patients visiting A&E, have you ever wondered how our Acute Medical Units are managed, especially when under increased pressure?
Dear Editor, THE majority of your readers will have had experience of nursing care, either directly through care they’ve received or from witnessing that given to family and friends. However, many may be unaware of the current crisis in nursing which looks set to only get worse unless urgent action is taken now. Across England, […]
A REPRESENTATIVE from NHS England has faced heavy scrutiny from Thurrock Councillors after millions of pounds was pulled from mid and South Essex to bail out a neighbouring health authority. It was revealed in June that the authority responsible for overseeing healthcare in Cambridge and Peterborough had run up a deficit of almost £200million and […]
THE family of late patient Alfreda Lawrence raised and donated £1117.35 to the Pasteur ward at Basildon Hospital, in recognition of the fantastic care their mum received from staff on the Stroke Unit.
THURROCK Council has laid out the steps it will take to tackle the soaring levels of obesity in the borough.
PARENTS Alex and Carli Headley, of Billericay, donated funds for new equipment to be purchased for Basildon Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), after receiving ‘fantastic’ care when their twin boys were born in 2013.
TRAINING is underway for 44 foundation year 1 doctors (FY1s), who started a 10 day induction in Basildon Hospital on Monday July 29.
A DYNAMIC care company is making a great impression in Thurrock.