Category Archives: Health

13 MPs criticise move of maternity services from St Helier

MPs from across south London have written to Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, with a letter critical of plans for St Helier Hospital’s maternity services to be downgraded and moved to a new site in Belmont. Sarah Jones, MP for … Continue reading

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Take a 5k hike, or bike, and raise funds for better mental health

The Maudsley mental health charity is encouraging south Londoners to get a little fitter next month and give the state of their own mental health a gentle boost, while raising money to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children … Continue reading

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Free First Aid course, Harlow Hall, Norbury, Sep 23

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Labour break Coulsdon promises because ‘We need the money’

Our south of the borough correspondent, PEARL LEE, reports on how the council’s  planning department has broken the land speed record to push through the £1m sale of a site that was earmarked for a community centre The consequences of … Continue reading

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Purley dental practice expands to welcome new patients

Foxley Lane dental practice Elegant Smiles has expanded its team to offer more availability and a wider range of services. It claims to be the only dental practice in Croydon without a waiting list. And in response to a national … Continue reading

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Facemasks and ‘firebreak’ considered among covid measures

Vaccination “passports” and an October half-term “firebreak” are among the policies expected to be announced by the government this week as it looks to slow and reverse the steady increase in covid-19 positive cases evident since Boris Johnson ordered the … Continue reading

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NHS chief’s tough run raises £4,000 for children’s cancer ward

Matthew Kershaw, the chief executive of the Croydon NHS Trust, went the extra mile, or 62, at the weekend to help raise funds for a children’s cancer charity based at Mayday Hospital. Kershaw, together with Scott Beaton, has raised more … Continue reading

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Government cuts £100m from budget for new Sutton hospital

Plans for a new hospital in Sutton have been hit after the government wrote to the local NHS Trust to advise that they would be cutting their contribution to the £511million build costs by around a quarter. The plans to … Continue reading

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£14.7m upgrade to hospital’s intensive care unit set to begin

Croydon is to get a new hospital. Well, of course not. Although it probably won’t be too long before Chris Philp and Croydon’s Tories are hailing a £14.7million extension of the intensive care unit at Mayday as a “new hospital”, … Continue reading

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Flemming forced to drop plan to close two children’s centres

The council has been forced to back down from cost-cutting proposals, including closures, that will have impacted thousands of the borough’s children and the families. The council wanted to reduce its spend on its Best Start Children’s Centres by £1million … Continue reading

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Survey finds 1-in-10 Londoners skipped their covid exercise

Research has found that nearly half of Londoners have pledged to take more responsibility for their health now that covid precautions have been eased, writes Sanjana Idnani. The research, conducted on behalf of private healthcare and gym operating charity Nuffield … Continue reading

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BME Forum to open second health space in Whitgift Centre

By SANJANA IDNANI The Croydon BME Forum is to open a Health and Wellbeing Space in the Whitgift Centre in October. The space will provide services similar to that available at Croydon BME Forum’s other space, The Wellness Centre, which … Continue reading

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Tory minister Scully accused of ‘bungling’ over covid app gaffe

Paul Scully, the Tory MP for Sutton and Cheam, was derided as “bungling” today over his failure to understand his own government’s laws on covid-19 and self-isolation. In a live broadcast interview this morning, Scully claimed it was up to … Continue reading

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Three-quarters of iC readers say they will still wear masks

More than three-quarters of Inside Croydon readers say that they will continue to wear a face covering in public places, despite today’s government relaxation of precautions against the spread of covid-19. Today marks what some have tried to characterise as … Continue reading

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‘Don’t let covid ruin your summer’, health chief warns Croydon

Coronavirus cases are rising rapidly and public health measures are not enough to contain the pandemic, according to leading academic There were almost 194,000 new cases of covid-19 reported in England last week, up by more than one-third on the … Continue reading

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Readers’ poll: Will you continue to wear a mask after July 19?

On Monday, the government confirmed that it would be moving to the next stage of lockdown easing on July 19, writes Sanjana Idnani. This means that almost all legal restrictions on social contact will be lifted. This also removes the … Continue reading

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London Mayor insists on masks on capital’s public transport

Face coverings must be worn on London’s buses, trains, Tube and trams, despite lockdown restrictions easing on Monday, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, announced overnight. Mayor Khan has made “the right decision”, according to Croydon Central MP Sarah Jones. … Continue reading

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NHS officials start vaccination drive ahead of end of lockdown

There is growing concern, with coronavirus cases continuing to rise, that “the NHS could be overwhelmed again”, according to one worried-sounding NHS Trust chief speaking to the BBC this evening. And that’s before Monday’s planned relaxation of pretty much all … Continue reading

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Coulsdon man’s £390,000 compensation for asbestos exposure

A Coulsdon man has been awarded £390,000 in compensation after contracting mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in the workplace. In addition to the compensation, Garry Musgrove has received, any necessary private medical treatment that he needs in the future will … Continue reading

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Cornering the market in smocks, dockets and community care

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Our local shops are an important part of the fabric of society, and have played an often vital role during lockdown. We should cherish them, writes RICHARD PACITTI I have been reading Babita Sharma’s book The Corner Shop, … Continue reading

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Britain’s biggest ever survey wants your views on covid crisis

The first and largest survey of its kind in Britain to document the impact of covid-19 and the lockdowns on the lives of 17,000 ethnic and religious minority people wants your input – but you need to participate soon, as … Continue reading

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Covid pop-up centres to open for ‘final lap’ of vaccinations

Croydon’s NHS is encouraging everyone in the borough to come forward for their life-saving covid vaccinations and join more than 320,000 residents who have already had the jab. The concerted drive for mass vaccination will see walk-in clinics established to … Continue reading

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Men’s Mental Health Walk and Talk group, Beddington Park

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Business leader issues plea to government for financial help

The government needs to provide greater support for those firms worst-hit by the extension of the covid-19 lockdown or risk losing Croydon’s “beating heart”, according to the head of the largest business group in the borough. Matthew Sims is the … Continue reading

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Government is forced to delay its NHS data grab by stealth

The government has been forced to postpone its plans for a massive, nationwide data scrape of people’s confidential NHS records. The NHS’s 55 million patients had been given just six weeks’ notice that their medical histories could be sold on … Continue reading

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