Category Archives: Health

Angry complaints force U-turn over leisure centre charges

The council’s ‘Better’ leisure centres have been forced to abandon plans to charge the carers of disabled people for use of the facilities. But those on low incomes are still expected to pay £28.50 for a membership scheme they probably … Continue reading

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Council cancels meeting that clashes with England match

A key council committee meeting to be held tonight has been cancelled. The health and social care scrutiny meeting was due to take place from 6.30pm – just as Harry Kane and the England team will have been finishing their … Continue reading

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MP backs NSPCC in call for more mental health funding

Sarah Jones, the Labour MP for Croydon Central, has backed a children’s charity’s calls for more money so it can be there for every child struggling with their mental health. Jones is one of 131 MPs and members of the … Continue reading

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Dementia Action Week events centre on the Clocktower

Croydon Council’s public health team has worked with the Croydon One Alliance, of the council and health bodies, to run a full programme of events for Dementia Action Week, starting tomorrow. Among the highlights are a dementia awareness day tomorrow, … Continue reading

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£28m NHS lie that provided Sutton LibDems with life support

The Liberal Democrats last night clung to power at Sutton Council, despite losing 12 seats in the local elections. But as CARL SHILTON reveals, they did so by deliberately misleading the public In the final days before Thursday’s local elections, … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 council elections, Jayne McCoy, Ruth Dombey, St Helier Hospital, Sutton Council, Tom Brake MP | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Art Malik to host Ramadan charity dinner in Croydon

Art Malik, the acclaimed actor who has appeared in David Lean’s A Passage To India, the long-running ITV series Cold Feet and has a starring role in the BBC’s Wilkie Collins adaptation of The Woman In White, will be hosting … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS Trust chief exec announces his retirement

John Goulston is to retire in September from his job as chief executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, it was announced this morning. Goulston has his 60th birthday this year, and has worked in the NHS for 32 years. … Continue reading

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