Patient survey shows Mayday needs ‘to improve drastically’

A Care Quality Commission survey of Mayday Hospital in-patients has forced the hospital management to admit, “the findings show our overall experience of care needs to improve”.

The CQC survey identified Croydon’s largest NHS hospital as “much worse than expected” when assessing patients’ overall experiences.

The survey was conducted in JUly 2018 (therefore before the new £21million A&E department was functioning), and involved getting more than 300 patients who were staying one night or more in the hospital’s care to complete a lengthy questionnaire.

The findings show that the patients retain trust and confidence in the doctors and nurses caring for them, but otherwise have multiple short-comings in many other areas.

Out of 63 questions, the Croydon survey results were worse than other hospitals in 37 instances.

Elaine Clancy, who took up her role last month as joint chief nurse at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, said today, “The latest results show that the experience of care that our patients get needs to drastically improve.”

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Creatura needs help from ‘Bust-up Boris’, as LibDems win seat

Two south London council by-elections in the past week suggest the LibDems might have a chance of breaking Croydon’s political duopoly, reports our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE

Boris Johnson’s selection by the 0.15per cent of the population which comprises the stale, male and largely pale Tory members as their party leader and, therefore, Prime Minister, is likely to put Mario Creatura back in contention to regain the Croydon Central seat currently held by Labour MP Sarah Jones.

That, at least, is the likely outcome according to a Survation poll this week. Continue reading

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Las Vegas comes to South Norwood, Albert Tavern, Aug 30

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Jubilee Centre Craft Fair, Selsdon, Jul 6

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Feathers In The Snow, CYTO South Norwood, Jul 12-13

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Unhappy tenants say they’re ready to quit loss-making Boxpark

It’s not been a great week for Boozepark. Then again, nor has it been great for Croydon Council, either, as it was they who provided a £3million loan and more than £400,000 in hand-outs of public money to help get the private business started.

Boxpark: there’s a slow exodus of dissatisfied tenants

Not only has Nando’s parked its tanks on Boxpark’s lawn, this week opening a rival restaurant on the corner of Dingwall Road, but Boozepark’s owners have received a threat of a group legal action from their own tenants, some of whom are unhappy with the way the venue is managed, claiming “deep and prolonged dissatisfaction concerning the operation of the Croydon Boxpark”. Continue reading

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Selsdon auction winning bidder will get Wonka’s Golden Ticket

You could fulfil the childhood ambition of millions and finally get your hands on a Golden Ticket – but it could cost you at least £8,000 at an auction to be held in Selsdon next month.

Yours, for a mere £8,000-plus

The Golden Ticket and a Wonka Bar, props from the original 1971 movie, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, were once owned by Julie Dawn Cole, the actress who played Veruca Salt alongside Hollywood star Gene Wilder.

But they go under the hammer at the latest Catherine Southon Auction at Farleigh Court Golf Club, Selsdon, on July 17.

The lot is expected to fetch between £8,000 and £12,000, though with the massive interest in the works of Roald Dahl, the author of the book on which the film was based, that could prove to be an under-estimate. Continue reading

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