PATIENTS on the children’s ward at Basildon Hospital had an Eggstra special start to the Easter holidays this week when Tesco, Pitsea, arrived with Easter Eggs for the wards.
THE organisation that oversees healthcare services in Thurrock has said they have a “training issue” after mistakenly writing on a report that vulnerable children had been put at extreme risk.
THE NHS and Essex County Council (ECC) have been urged to work closer together after a dramatic increase in the number of dementia patents being looked after by A&E doctors – even though many are not physically ill.
HEALTH organisations are rapidly trying to address a severe shortage of staff at hospitals across mid and south Essex, as new figures show there could soon be as many as 2,000 vacancies.
Aveley grandmother died after medics sent her home because she was ‘too old’ for an operation on a varicose vein
A 94-year-old Aveley grandmother died after NHS medics sent her home because she was ‘too old’ for an operation on a varicose vein reports the Daily Mirror.
A FAMILY has raised £7531.42 for wheelchairs for the stroke unit at Basildon Hospital, in memory of their late father.
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A NEW lung cancer testing scheme is set to be launched in Thurrock as part of a pilot scheme from the NHS.
THIS Diabetes Prevention Week (1-7 April) is a great opportunity to look in to reducing your risk of developing diabetes.
THE clinical commissioning group that oversees healthcare in Thurrock has denied some of the borough’s most vulnerable children are being left at risk of abuse, despite claims in their own report.
RISING numbers of unplanned pregnancies are occurring among the ‘Tinder generation’ of thirty-somethings, warns Jackie Doyle-Price.
RECENTLY, we went down to the Seabrooke Rise Community House in Grays to speak to Kirsty Eaton and her team who are part of an organisation called Reach Out For Mental Health.
EEAST urges secondary schools to sign up for a lifesaving lesson as part of Restart a Heart Day 2019
THE orthopaedic surgical department at Basildon Hospital has a new virtual fracture clinic. The first analysis of data since the clinic opened highlights that the waiting time for consultants to see patients, who need to come in for an outpatient appointment,
ONE in every four children in care in Essex is not up to date with their vaccinations – putting them at risk of serious illnesses such as measles, mumps and rubella.
BLUEBIRD Care Thurrock & Castle Point is supporting this year’s Nutrition & Hydration Week which runs from 11th – 17th March 2019.
Paediatric team at Basildon Hospital win the Best Teaching Hospital Award BASILDON Hospital’s paediatric department has won Best Teaching Hospital at this year’s East of England Paediatrics Awards Night. The event which took place at the prestigious Frank Lee Centre, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospital on February 8 was a great success. The Paediatric Awards […]
PUBLIC Health England (PHE) in partnership with the 12 local authorities across the east of England and the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) have today launched a social media campaign aimed at raising awareness of the rise in syphilis.
BEAUTY Therapist and owner of Grays-based Salon, The Rectory, Shelley Jackson, 36, Grays, is offering free bikini waxes to women who are booked in for a smear test.
PROFESSIONALS and community groups gathered together today (Friday 8 February) to tackle obesity throughout Thurrock at the borough’s first Whole Systems Obesity Summit.
THE AVELEY Medical Centre has received a highly critical report by a government health watchdog. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited the centre off High Street, Aveley on December 12th, 2018. The report is a long and detailed list of shortfallings at the centre, culminating in a judgement that is is “inadequate”. The full report […]
FOLLOWING World Cancer Day on the 4th February, a new activity programme has launched in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock that will support over 200 cancer patients to live healthier, more active lifestyles.
THE family of a woman who is battling brain cancer are fund-raising in a bid to try and find a treatment to save her life.
A NEW 111 helpline for people struggling with mental health disorders is to be made available across mid and south Essex.