Category Archives: Purley Hospital

Croydon third-worst for alcohol-related hospital admissions

Councils across London are being urged today to provide more funding to treat alcohol abuse, as figures from Public Health England show rising numbers of hospital admissions due to alcohol. According to PHE figures, 13 per cent of all hospital … 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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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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Thornton Heath-based nurse is named Midwife of the Year

A midwife working in Croydon has been named as “Midwife Of The Year” at the annual British Journal Of Midwifery Practice Awards. Memuna Sowe is lead midwife for vulnerable and marginalised women at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust’s Rainbow Health … Continue reading

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Gap in hospital provision that stretches district nurse service

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The services provided at Purley Hospital assume that patients only need treatment from 9 to 5, Monday to Friday. This glaring gap in provision is stupidity, says PAT GAUGE Purley Hospital’s GP Hub is not funded to do … Continue reading

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