ESSEX Police have identified a sixth suspected drug-related death in south Essex.
THE decision by the health secretary to reject concerns about a major overhaul of health services across the region has been met with anger and frustration from councillors in Southend and Thurrock.
Bad news for Orsett Hospital as Tory Government rejects Thurrock’s concerns over healthcare transformation
PLANS to reshape healthcare in south Essex will go ahead after the health secretary rejected concerns from councillors that they could put patients at risk.
THE NHS is under pressure from councils to explain why they are being kept in the dark about a major transformation of how health services are delivered across mid and south Essex.
COMMUNITY midwives at Basildon Hospital will soon be able to provide an improved service to patients after being issued with new laptops that provide immediate and vital access to hospital medical record systems.
ATTITUDES towards organ donation among black and Asian communities are becoming more positive after new research* revealed more people may consider becoming a lifesaving donor.
LETTERS have been written to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and Thurrock MPs raising serious concerns about plans by NHS England to merge Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) with 4 other CCGs in South Essex.
FIVE authorities responsible for delivering healthcare across mid and south Essex have been given just two months to put together a plan that would see them all merge into one.
THIS summer holiday, parents are offered advice on what to do in the event their child gets a head injury.
THURROCK Council has criticised NHS England’s “dreadful” proposals to merge the five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in south and mid Essex.
JENNI Pettican from Corringham, Essex has been shortlisted for the Positive Role Model for Disability at the National Diversity Awards 2019.
Over 28,000 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 124 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide.
PATIENT, Anthony Leonard, has lost over 53kg in under a year with help and guidance from staff at Basildon Hospital.
Reach Out for Mental Health offer more time and places to talk. Full details on poster.
PATIENTS and staff at Basildon Hospital cheered on former patient Alan Moorcraft -Sexton on Sunday 16 June, when he joined Soccer Aid 2019, the world’s biggest charity football match at Stamford Bridge in Chelsea.
BASILDON Hospital consultants and staff from the urology, anaesthetic and theatre departments have gone above and beyond for patient James Brooker, who was diagnosed and treated within a 12 hour period.
A NEW initiative which aims to make sure that people who have suffered a cardiac arrest receive life-saving help as quickly as possible has launched across the region.
BLUEBIRD Care Thurrock & Castle Point is supporting Carers Week 2019, an annual campaign raising awareness of caring from 10–16 June.
THE East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is reminding all secondary schools in the region to sign up to a lifesaving lesson as part of Restart a Heart Day.
A THURROCK resident has been invited as a guest speaker in Southend to talk about the mental health challenges
AS part of Dementia Action Week, YT joined a number of organisations involved in working with people with dementia in a walk around Grays.
THIS Diabetes Week (10-16 June) is a great opportunity to raise awareness of diabetes, the services on offer to support people and their families affected by the condition and find out tips on how to manage diabetes well.
WORLD No Tobacco Day on 31st May brings to attention smoking rates in the East of England as well below the UK average, with around 14% of adults being frequent smokers in the region.
A GRAVELEY-ill asylum seeker has been told she must pay for the cancer treatment that she is receiving at Basildon Hospital.
WORK is progressing well with the construction of 53 new homes in Chadwell St Mary as part of Thurrock Council’s £32million investment in new council homes for affordable rent for people on the borough’s housing register.