Category Archives: Purley Hospital

Nurses are working extra hours to provide screening tests

Croydon’s NHS is providing more extended hours at GP practices and specialist clinics, incuding weekend appointments, to encourage more women to undertake cervical screening. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it can help to prevent cervical cancer … Continue reading

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Hancock’s half-hour at Mayday prompts politicians’ squabble

Our elected representatives had a busy Monday. As well as the borough’s three MPs and short-attention-span councillors turning out at the Town Hall for the Mayor-making in the evening, earlier in the day many of them were in attendance for … Continue reading

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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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Mayday taken out of special measures, but more cuts to come

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, the body responsible for Mayday and Purley Hospitals, has been taken out of financial special measures, it was announced yesterday. According to the press release issued last night by the Croydon NHS Trust, it has … Continue reading

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IVF treatment may be withdrawn in Croydon in NHS cuts

IVF treatment could be withdrawn from health services in Croydon as one cut-back to balance the books of the under pressure local clinical commissioning group (CCG), was yesterday placed under “special measures” by Jeremy Hunt’s [sic] Department of Health. As … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS Trust and CCG placed in ‘special measures’

Croydon’s medical services were dealt a double whammy this morning, when it was announced that the two bodies which run the area’s hospitals and GP practices, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group, had both been placed … Continue reading

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NHS ‘engagement’ on GP hubs leaves us all with a nose bleed

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Amid the mounting controversy about the effectiveness of the NHS’s 111 phone line service and junior doctors working all hours and over weekends, the local CCG – Clinical Commissioning Group – has been putting forward a case for … Continue reading

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Watchdog is seeking volunteers to check on health services

Healthwatch Croydon, the official consumer group for local health and social care services, is seeking volunteers. They say, “We make a difference to health and social care services in the borough by receiving the views of residents, analysing the comments … Continue reading

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Capital’s cost of living leaves London short of 10,000 nurses

London’s NHS nursing shortage has got significantly worse in the past year, with more than 10,000 unfilled posts in the capital’s health trusts in 2015, according to figures published today by the Royal College of Nursing. The impact on patients … Continue reading

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MP Philp calls meeting on Purley Hospital future, Jan 7

CHRIS PHILP, the MP for Croydon South, on his latest efforts to ensure the continuing services at Purley Hospital I have been calling for restoration of the service level at Purley Hospital’s minor injuries unit for some time. Morning opening … Continue reading

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A&Es fail to assist police with enquiries on knife crime

John Goulston, the chief executive of Mayday, could find himself summoned by Mayor of London Boris Johnson to explain why Croydon’s biggest hospital has not been helping the police with their enquiries, in a capital-wide scheme intended to help to … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS urgent care service review, public meetings

NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans and buys most health services in Croydon. The current contracts for urgent care services end in March 2017, which means that they have started reprocurement for these services. The CCG needs to make … Continue reading

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NHS seeks your views on future services for the over-65s

NHS Croydon Clincial Commissioning Group (CCG) and Croydon Council are working together to deliver a new approach to commissioning services for people over 65, known as Outcomes Based Commissioning (OBC). “Our aim is to transform the way services are provided … Continue reading

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Purley War Memorial Hospital autumn health fair, Oct 18

The doors of Purley War Memorial Hospital are being thrown open on October 18 (11am to 4pm) so you can find out more about local health services. With healthy living advice, demonstrations, talks and seasonal food and drink there’s something … Continue reading

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Time to try something new with Purley’s £11m hospital

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Barely a year since major works were completed and it re-opened, Purley Hospital has switched to reduced hours because of… lack of use. DAVID CALLAM sees this as a missed opportunity for the over-stretched NHS Croydon NHS must … Continue reading

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Tory candidate asks locals to visit hospital more often (sort of)

The Urgent Care Centre at Purley Hospital, opened just a few months ago after a £11million refurbishment of the century-old buildings, is to have its opening hours halved because of a lack of demand. And according to Chris Philp, the … Continue reading

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Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group: meeting, Sep 11

Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group will host its first quarterly Patient Forum event on Wednesday, September 11, from 6pm. The event will be held at the Masonic Hall, 73 Oakfield Rd, Croydon CR0 2UX. Residents are invited to attend to share … Continue reading

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Purley’s £11m hospital scheme sweeps value under the carpet

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The much-needed redevelopment work at Purley Hospital may not be money well-spent. And DAVID CALLAM is not surprised Work continues on the £11 million refurbishment of Purley Hospital. The new-look NHS facility will re-open later this year in … Continue reading

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Power raises questions over Fitze’s fitness to chair

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With tens of millions of NHS cash not properly accounted for, ANDREW PELLING  asks why Croydon’s Conservative MPs and councillors are not doing more to protect their constituents’ health care A public inquiry into the mystery of the … Continue reading

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