Category Archives: Croydon NHS Trust

Public Health director appeals for help over new covid rules

As Croydon’s coronavirus alert status was raised to “High” yesterday, Rachel Flowers, the council’s director of public health, wrote to the borough’s 70 councillors appealing for their help in getting the correct information to residents. In common with public health … Continue reading

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Hospitals and boroughs prepare for London’s second lockdown

Croydon NHS chiefs offer assurance that they are more ready to handle a ‘second wave’ of the pandemic Croydon is to be placed on Tier 2 covid-19 lockdown measures from Saturday, with a ban on households mixing indoors. The new … Continue reading

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Children’s cancer charity celebrates hitting Mayday milestone

A locally based charity appeal is celebrating reaching a milestone towards its goal of raising £750,000 to the cost of creating a children’s cancer unit at Mayday Hospital. Despite having to halt all traditional charity fund-raising activities in March because … Continue reading

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Health chief: ‘We are at the most dangerous time in a pandemic’

Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s director of public health, last night issued a stark warning to the council that ending the coronavirus lockdown prematurely would be “most dangerous”. Flowers was addressing a “virtual” meeting of the council cabinet, in which she and … Continue reading

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Covid death rates linked to poverty and high-density housing

Official death rate figures from the ONS show that over-intensification of housing has played a part in helping the spread of coronavirus, as Croydon’s NHS chief warns against ‘inequalities’. BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports Croydon has suffered a far … Continue reading

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‘We’re frightened’ the head nurse at Mayday tells TV news

According to a report on Sky News overnight from a ward on “one of the worst affected hospitals in London”, 1-in-4 of the patients admitted to Croydon’s Mayday Hospital with covid-19 do not survive. “Patients are understandably frightened, staff are … Continue reading

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‘We’re scared. But we’re here for you. Help us – stay indoors’

After 14-hour night shifts for the past two weeks, often covering for colleagues who are ill or self-isolating, one senior healthcare practitioner from Croydon working at a large London hospital – though not Mayday – offers their perspective on dealing … Continue reading

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Croydon in area with country’s highest coronavirus death rate

The vital need for Croydon residents to follow government advice to stay at home except for essential travel in order to save lives – including their own – has been underlined by data published by the Health Service Journal. The … Continue reading

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Council ordered to use public buildings as emergency shelters

Parts of the Fairfield Halls, the borough’s leisure centres and even Fisher’s Folly could be transformed over the weekend into emergency shelters for rough sleepers, under the latest government edict in an effort to limit the spread of the deadly … Continue reading

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‘A time to prepare, not panic’ MP Jones says over coronavirus

Croydon, London and much of the country was going into a self-imposed lockdown today, as sports events, concerts and other public gatherings, large and small, were being postponed or called off to try to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In … Continue reading

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Only 19% of eligible Croydon residents took Health Checks

Use it or lose it. And it appears that Croydon residents are about to lose their access to the NHS Health Check, after fewer than 1-in-5 of eligible people participated in the scheme. That’s according to a report from Medicspot, … Continue reading

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Cardiac Rehabilitation open afternoon, Mayday Hospital, Aug 8

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NHS Trust’s payment system causing funerals to be cancelled

EXCLUSIVE: A new system of payments for cremation forms at Mayday Hospital is forcing some bereaved families to postpone arrangements for funerals costing thousands of pounds Bereaved Croydon families are having to delay staging funerals for lost loved ones, following … Continue reading

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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” … Continue reading

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Healthwatch Croydon names its new six-member local board

Healthwatch Croydon, the area’s health service watchdog, has appointed a new local leadership board. Comprising Croydon residents, Edwina Morris, a recently retired social worker, has been appointed chair with Martin Faiers as deputy. Pat Knight, Brian Matthews, Anantha Ramaswamy and … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife: nurse Sawyer wins prestigious award

Croydon nurse Kelly Sawyer has been honoured as Emma’s Diary Mums’ London Region’s Midwife of the Year. It is one of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual midwifery awards, recognising the incredible work done by exceptional midwives across the … Continue reading

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Sanderstead Clinic facing closure in latest NHS cut-backs

Our health correspondent ALAN FINLAY reports on the threat of closure of an NHS facility, right under the nose of the local Conservative MP There’s another round of cuts in services, closures and re-organisations coming to the NHS in Croydon … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS say they’re ‘saving’ £20m by denying treatments

Our health correspondent, ALAN FINLAY, on the latest cuts by stealth being implements in the NHS in Croydon, and across the country Croydon NHS is saving £20million a year through what they call “demand management”. To most reasonable people, it … Continue reading

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Mayday Hospital is already operating at 100% capacity

Our health correspondent, ALAN FINLAY, on the latest emerging crisis at the borough’s largest hospital, where there can be four-hour waits for emergency beds Mayday Hospital is already been operating at more than 100 per cent capacity for bed use, … Continue reading

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Kershaw moves quickly to appoint ‘business team’ at Mayday

Matthew Kershaw, recently appointed as the chief executive at Mayday Hospital, has announced a series of appointments to, according to the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, “strengthen the senior team”. Kershaw took over as “interim CEO” on October 1, as … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS Trust names Kershaw as its new Chief Exec

Could there be more cuts ahead for local health services? And already 18 months late, will cost over-runs on Mayday’s new A&E department hit other services? Those are just two of the issues waiting in the in-tray for the local … 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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Mayday’s CEO forced to apologise over blue badge signs

NHS Trust backs down over parking charges for blue badge-holders, but still imposes new fees system, as KEN LEE reports The chief executive of the NHS Trust which manages Croydon’s Mayday Hospital has been forced to issue an apology to … Continue reading

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Mayday drops blue badge charges after Inside Croydon report

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on a rapid U-turn in the hospital car park Just days after Inside Croydon highlighted how the management at Mayday Hospital had slapped parking charges on holders of blue badges, they have now slammed on … Continue reading

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Confusion at Mayday hospital car park over blue badge charges

Patients arriving at Mayday Hospital this week with valid disability blue badges in their cars are facing having to pay parking charges for the first time, or even the possibility of a penalty fine for using the hospital car park. … Continue reading

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