Category Archives: Matthew Kershaw

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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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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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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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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£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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‘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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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