Category Archives: Croydon NHS Trust

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Union wins settlement for hospital cleaners and porters

The GMB trades union, which is in dispute with the employers of porters and cleaners at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital over covid sick pay, has suspended a protest on similar issues at nearby St George’s Hospital in Tooting after management there … Continue reading

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Charity that supports NHS Trust gets Valentine’s Day makeover

Croydon’s only dedicated NHS charity used Valentine’s Day to relaunch with a new brand and a pledge to continue to increase support for the borough’s NHS staff and patients. The somewhat more snappily named Croydon Health Charity – what was … Continue reading

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Hospital launches competition to name its new children’s unit

Croydon’s youngsters are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to name the local hospital’s new, state-of-the-art children’s care unit. The unit, at Mayday Hospital, is due to open in May. It will include medical wards, a surgical ward and a short … Continue reading

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Mayday cleaners and porters look to strike over covid sick pay

Cleaners and porters working at Mayday Hospital are being balloted by the union for strike action in their battle with their employers, outsourcing giant G4S, over the refusal to pay sick pay when staff get covid or have to self-isolate … Continue reading

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Mayday doctors give backing to porters in covid pay dispute

Doctors at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital have pledged their support to porters’ and cleaners’ fight for covid sick pay. The doctors – who represent the British Medical Association on the local negotiating committee – are backing a GMB protest to be … Continue reading

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Hospital porters and cleaners say G4S is ‘lying’ over covid pay

The GMB trades union is warning private contractor G4S that denying full sick pay to cleaners, porters at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital may result in strike action. The union has also accused G4S of lying over the simmering dispute over terms … Continue reading

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Mayday! Hospital workers protest against lack of covid sick pay

Porters and cleaners at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital are to stage a protest later this month after their employer – private NHS contractor G4S – stopped paying covid positive hospital workers’ occupational sick pay. The employers refusing to pay staff for … Continue reading

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Hospital visits are still allowed but ‘kept under close review’

The NHS trust which oversees the running of Croydon’s Mayday Hospital says that visits to in-patients are still allowed, but restrictions are “being kept under close review”. The latest spike in covid-19 infection numbers, mainly caused by the spread of … Continue reading

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97% of south-west London covid patients are unvaccinated

Nearly every adult hospitalised with covid-19 in Croydon and south-west London over the past two months had not been fully vaccinated with two doses and a booster. Local operational figures for five major NHS hospitals in this part of London … Continue reading

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Vax roll-out accelerated – but not in Purley, Kenley or Coulsdon

The NHS vaccination programme cranked up an extra gear or two this week, as part of the national effort to offer millions of Britons a covid-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year in a race to protect the … Continue reading

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Mind the gap: finance director warns of £13m cuts shortfall

CROYDON IN CRISIS: Tonight’s council cabinet meeting is to be told that officials are struggling to meet their £38m budget cuts target. And the council’s future is now in the hands of Michael Gove. By STEVEN DOWNES There are growing … Continue reading

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Anti-vax conspiracy theories are covid’s ticking time bomb

It is not just new strains of the coronavirus which are hampering Croydon’s public health efforts to reduce its spread, but also dangerous and deliberate misinformation from the United States When a TikTok user filmed himself shouting “liar” at England’s … Continue reading

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NHS alliance staging consultations in Coulsdon, Nov 4 and 5

A health services alliance organisation is to stage two consultation sessions next week to outline plans for the medical centre planned for Coulsdon town centre. The sessions will be held at Coulsdon Methodist Church on Thursday November 4 and Friday … Continue reading

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