Category Archives: Mayday Hospital

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 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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NHS officials start vaccination drive ahead of end of lockdown

There is growing concern, with coronavirus cases continuing to rise, that “the NHS could be overwhelmed again”, according to one worried-sounding NHS Trust chief speaking to the BBC this evening. And that’s before Monday’s planned relaxation of pretty much all … Continue reading

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Covid scientists seek Croydon volunteers for blood tests

People who have tested positive for covid-19 are being asked to take part in a scientific study that hopes to unravel one of the most crucial questions posed by the virus. Genomics England is running the study, which aims to … Continue reading

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Trinity gets top marks for their pizza delivery to hospital

NHS key workers will be getting a special pizza delivery in time for Easter, thanks to a fund-raiser carried out among pupils, staff and parents at Trinity School. Trinity is always looking for ways to support the local community. In … Continue reading

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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

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100,000 dead: Prime Minister says ‘We’re doing all we can’

The chilling statistic was announced yesterday. There have been nearly 104,000 deaths attributed to coronavirus in this country since the pandemic began, data from the UK’s national statisticians shows. That means that the death rate in Britain is the highest … Continue reading

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Mayor declares covid emergency as 1-in-30 Londoners infected

5pm UPDATE: ELLA HOPKINS reports on the rapidly worsening situation around the capital’s hospitals, including Croydon, as the death toll rises to a record number London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared a major incident, as coronavirus cases continue to rise … Continue reading

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‘Extremely serious’: Croydon’s 600 new covid cases every day

The coronavirus situation in Croydon “is extremely serious”, according to an internal email sent by the council’s director of public health last night. The email from Rachel Flowers, sent to councillors and seen by Inside Croydon, explained that by 6pm … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Hospitals are stretched as covid-19 cases double in a week

‘We are in an incredibly dangerous situation’, warn scientists as five die in a single day at Croydon’s biggest hospital, as the national death toll from coronavirus reaches worst level for eight months Staff at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital go into … Continue reading

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Croydon’s coronavirus deaths pass 500 as Tier 4 begins

Government has been aware of rocketing infection rates of new variant of covid-19 for two weeks before Prime Minister announced the Christmas lockdown last night The new coronavirus lockdown measures introduced today could not have come a moment too soon … Continue reading

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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

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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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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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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

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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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Author donates book proceeds to help Lily Pad Appeal

An author and illustrator has agreed to donate proceeds from his latest book towards The Lily Pad Appeal, the charity raising £750,000 towards the costs of creating a paediatric cancer unit at Croydon University Hospital. Andy Stonehouse’s book is called … Continue reading

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Children’s cancer charity stages virtual walk this month

These have been tough times for many organisations, especially charities, many of whom have had to cancel long-planned fund-raisers because of covid-19, and so have lost important sources of income. Some have responded with innovative ideas that have allowed people … 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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Tea rooms want to stage ‘thank you’ party for NHS staff

A café at the heart of the community in Sanderstead is calling on its customers and neighbours to help to raise funds for a special “Thank You” party for the Critical Care Team at Mayday Hospital. During the covid -19 … Continue reading

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Tories choose NHS’s birthday to sound death knell for St Helier

The Tory government chose the weekend of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the NHS to sound the death knell for acute services at St Helier Hospital, and at Epsom Hospital in Surrey. A 25-year-long battle to maintain and … Continue reading

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Government holding back covid data that could help save lives

As many prepare to race off to their local pub tomorrow as the coronavirus lockdown is eased, Croydon’s council leader admits he does not have the information needed to make a proper judgement over local infection rates. KEN LEE reports … Continue reading

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