Category Archives: Health

Therapy and counselling service opens on the High Street

An affordable and accessible counselling service, Supporting Minds Croydon, opened its doors this week. With nearly two-thirds of people in Croydon reporting that their mental health and wellbeing was affected by the covid pandemic, the counselling service located on the … Continue reading

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Alliance campaigns for better treatment for the 1-in-6

A teaching assistant from Croydon who is living with relapsing multiple sclerosis has visited Parliament to call on all health ministers for the radical transformation of neurological services. Rebbecca Robinson, 36, lives with a range of MS symptoms including brain … Continue reading

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The NHS’s ‘top tips’ for families to stay safe in the heatwave

With temperatures in London and the south-east expected to soar above 30 degrees on Friday, the local NHS has issued a set of guidelines and advice to help you and your family ending up in hospital. People are being admitted … Continue reading

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NHS and charity urge public to get second covid booster jab

NHS London and Age UK are working together to promote the covid-19 spring booster vaccine for those most at risk, including the over-75s, older care home residents and those who are immunosuppressed aged 12 and over. So far more than … Continue reading

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Gold stars: Your chance to nominate your Croydon NHS heroes

Nominations are open to nominate your NHS “Star of the Year” as part of the Croydon Stars Awards, the annual celebration of more than 4,000 NHS heroes working for and with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. Being staged for the … Continue reading

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Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist killed in hit-and-run

A cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run collision in the early hours of this morning near the BP petrol garage on Mitcham Road. Metropolitan Police detectives are appealing for witnesses. The police were called to the scene by the London … Continue reading

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London’s top doctor issues health reminder ahead of Jubilee

London’s NHS medical director has issued a reminder to the capital’s residents to be prepared with all their medication needs ahead of the four-day Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Dr Chris Streather recommends Londoners get ahead of their healthcare needs early, … Continue reading

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NHS Trust sparks fresh demand with its electric ambulance

The local NHS trust has started using the area’s first purpose-built electric ambulance, beginning its replacement of petrol and diesel ambulances with more environmentally friendly ones. Croydon Health Services NHS Trust says that this represents “an important milestone in the … Continue reading

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Keeping Well in the Workplace, Mind in Croydon, Jun 8

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A&E specialist Banerjee given NHS Trust’s top medic role

An A&E doctor who was at the centre of the emergency treatment operations during the Croydon tram crash six years ago has been appointed as Croydon Health Services NHS Trust’s most senior medic. Dr Subhro Banerjee has been confirmed as … Continue reading

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£7m Rainbow children’s unit set to transform hospital services

Croydon has a new, dedicated ward for children requiring hospital care. The £7million freshly named Rainbow Unit was opened this week by Croydon Health Services NHS Trust chairman Mike Bell. The Rainbow Children’s Unit name plaque was also unveiled by … Continue reading

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Covid claims life of 20,000th Londoner since start of pandemic

The latest data from the NHS shows that 20,000 Londoners have died within 28 days of a positive covid-19 test since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. In Croydon alone, 1,030 people have died from covid within the … Continue reading

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Royal Marsden Man Van has New Addington on health drive

The Man Van, an innovative new outreach programme from the Royal Marsden, is offering appointments to the public in efforts to improve early diagnosis of prostate and other urological cancers. The mobile health clinic will be based at Parkway Medical … Continue reading

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BRIT School stages charity premiere from the covid Frontline

The BRIT School has partnered with Croydon Health Services NHS Trust to support its dedicated charity by staging a world premiere of an original new play about the impact of covid-19. On April 27 and 28 around two dozen Year … Continue reading

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Charity call to restore free covid tests for care home visits

Two-thirds of Londoners oppose the scrapping of free covid tests for visitors to care homes, a survey conducted on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society has found. More than a thousand people have written to their MPs to echo calls from Alzheimer’s … Continue reading

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NHS now begins roll-out of covid jabs for 5-to-11-year-olds

Nearly 1million under-11s in London are being offered covid-19 vaccines from this week. Parents and carers of children aged from five to 11 are able to book a jab for their children from today, as the biggest and most successful … Continue reading

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Hospital strike called off after G4S offers 24% pay rise

Some of the lowest-paid workers at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital are today claiming victory – and a 24per cent pay increase – after a six-month-long battle with outsoucing giants G4S. And they didn’t even have to resort to strike action. Cleaners … Continue reading

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Covid cases surging, as virus claims 1,200th Croydon victim

Just weeks since party-goer Boris Johnson tried to con the nation (again) by making out that covid was somehow “over”, and started removing all government restrictions on mask-wearing and dropping the need for people to self-isolate if testing positive, and … Continue reading

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Mayor digs in to plant a Jubilee cherry tree at Mayday

The local NHS Trust and the Mayor of Croydon staged a joint ceremony yesterday to dig in and contribute to the Queen’s Green Canopy – a tree-planting initiative being run to coincide with celebrations around the 70th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Union issues warning to G4S: Stop bullying hospital staff!

One of the largest trades unions representing staff at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital has accused outsourcing giant G4S of trying to bully its members out of taking strike action. Efforts to intimidate hospital porters and cleaners, including some of the lowest-paid … Continue reading

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Street dancer shows its hip to be jabbed to help your family

A street dancer from Croydon said his fear of needles prevented him from coming forward to get his first covid-19 jab. Shandy South, 54, who has worked across the world as a hip hop dancer, said he got his first … Continue reading

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Parachuting paramedics are taking a big leap for children’s unit

Daring NHS staff are set to “jump for joy” to raise funds to support Croydon Health Charity’s £150,000 Power of Play appeal. The appeal will support the development of fun-filled playgrounds, interactive play zones, toys and relaxation rooms within the … Continue reading

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Health director warns on covid: ‘Let’s not ease off too quickly’

Boris Johnson and the Russian-funded Tories and sycophants in and around his cabinet might think that covid has been “dealt with”, but that seems to be far from the opinion of the people who really deserve the public’s trust: scientists … Continue reading

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Best Start centres under threat again from Flemming’s survey

Our council reporter, PEARL LEE, on the latest stitch-up survey being rushed through as a ruse to justify cuts to services for babies and toddlers Here comes another council “survey” where the information scraped from residents will be used to … Continue reading

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Hospital ancillary staff in strike ballot over G4S covid pay

Porters and cleaners at Mayday Hospital are to be balloted by their union, the GMB, over whether to take strike action over pay rates and access to sick pay. The workers, who are employed by outsourcing giants G4S, voted overwhelmingly … Continue reading

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