Category Archives: Croydon NHS Trust

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

Posted in Charity, Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Lily Pad Appeal, Matthew Kershaw, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

£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

Posted in Health, Matthew Kershaw, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Councillor recovering after 9-day covid hospital stay

Jason Perry, the leader of the Conservative opposition at Croydon Council, is recovering at home from the effects of covid-19. Perry spent more than a week in Mayday Hospital after contracting the life-threatening illness last month. While being treated in … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Hamida Ali, Health, Jason Perry, Mayday Hospital, South Croydon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Croydon A&E doctor acclaimed in Hail Your Heroes awards

The lead doctor at Mayday Hospital’s emergency department has been named “Top Doc” in a national newspaper’s “Hail Your Heroes” awards. Dr Mayank Agarwal helped the hospital care for thousands of people needing emergency treatment during the covid-19 crisis. And … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

1,500 new covid positive cases in Croydon over Christmas

NHS England orders hospitals to free up all available beds for a surge in coronavirus cases which could last until March Any suggestion that the government placing London in Tier 4 restrictions to reduce the spread of coronavirus was too … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Take a butcher’s at this: 90-year-old George gets covid jab

George Dyer, aged 90, a retired butcher from Croydon, was the first to receive the coronavirus vaccine at Mayday Hospital this morning. He is thought to be the first Londoner to be vaccinated against the deadly virus. Dyer was interviewed … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

‘Pivotal moment’ as hospital starts coronavirus vaccinations

Patients will be vaccinated against coronavirus at Mayday Hospital as early as this Tuesday, at the start of the biggest immunisation programme in history. The hospital, part of the Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, is one of 50 around the … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Matthew Kershaw, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

NHS boss gets covid numbers wrong: ‘a transcription error’

STEVEN DOWNES, Editor, reports on a crass piece of misinformation over coronavirus provided by the most senior NHS executive in Croydon Matthew Kershaw, the chief executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, last week provided the council’s scrutiny committee with … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon CCG, Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Matthew Kershaw, Sean Fitzsimons | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

100,000 covid cases in borough so far say health officials

Nov 18 UPDATE: The figures provided by the NHS to the council scrutiny committee were WRONG, and a vast overstatement of the number of covid cases in Croydon, as pointed out by so many of our loyal readers in the … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Matthew Kershaw, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , , | 10 Comments

Mayday devises blueprint for future of covid hospital care

Croydon’s Mayday Hospital has been dealing with the second wave of coronavirus having put the lessons from the initial onslaught from covid-19 to good use. And they think they may have come up with a new way for hospitals to … Continue reading

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Matthew Kershaw, Rachel Flowers | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Healthwatch Croydon, Matthew Kershaw, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Charity, Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Lily Pad Appeal, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adult Social Care, Care Homes, Croydon Council, Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Jo Negrini, Mayday Hospital, Rachel Flowers | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Croydon Council, Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Housing, London-wide issues, Matthew Kershaw, Mayday Hospital, Planning, Thornton Heath, Tony Newman, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

‘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

Posted in Health, Matthew Kershaw, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

‘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

Posted in Croydon CCG, Croydon NHS Trust, Health | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Croydon Council, Croydon NHS Trust, CVA, Health, Mayday Hospital, St Helier Hospital | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bernard Weatherill House, Croydon Council, Croydon NHS Trust, Fairfield Halls, Health, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘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

Posted in Croydon Central, Croydon Minster, Croydon NHS Trust, Crystal Palace FC, Health, London Assembly, London-wide issues, Mayday Hospital, Mayor of London, Sarah Jones MP, Sport, St Helier Hospital | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Croydon CCG, Croydon NHS Trust, Health | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Cardiac Rehabilitation open afternoon, Mayday Hospital, Aug 8

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Business, Croydon NHS Trust, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Croydon CCG, Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Mayday Hospital | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Croydon NHS Trust, Health, Healthwatch Croydon | Tagged , | Leave a comment