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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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Union wins settlement for hospital cleaners and porters

The GMB trades union, which is in dispute with the employers of porters and cleaners at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital over covid sick pay, has suspended a protest on similar issues at nearby St George’s Hospital in Tooting after management there … Continue reading

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10,000 Londoners asked to come forward for cancer checks

Prostate Cancer UK and the NHS have today joined forces to launch a campaign to find more than 14,000 men in the country who need treatment for prostate cancer but have not yet come forward. Latest statistics released by NHS … Continue reading

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Charity that supports NHS Trust gets Valentine’s Day makeover

Croydon’s only dedicated NHS charity used Valentine’s Day to relaunch with a new brand and a pledge to continue to increase support for the borough’s NHS staff and patients. The somewhat more snappily named Croydon Health Charity – what was … Continue reading

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Hospital launches competition to name its new children’s unit

Croydon’s youngsters are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to name the local hospital’s new, state-of-the-art children’s care unit. The unit, at Mayday Hospital, is due to open in May. It will include medical wards, a surgical ward and a short … Continue reading

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Mayday doctors give backing to porters in covid pay dispute

Doctors at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital have pledged their support to porters’ and cleaners’ fight for covid sick pay. The doctors – who represent the British Medical Association on the local negotiating committee – are backing a GMB protest to be … Continue reading

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Mayday! Hospital workers protest against lack of covid sick pay

Porters and cleaners at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital are to stage a protest later this month after their employer – private NHS contractor G4S – stopped paying covid positive hospital workers’ occupational sick pay. The employers refusing to pay staff for … Continue reading

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97% of south-west London covid patients are unvaccinated

Nearly every adult hospitalised with covid-19 in Croydon and south-west London over the past two months had not been fully vaccinated with two doses and a booster. Local operational figures for five major NHS hospitals in this part of London … Continue reading

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Vax roll-out accelerated – but not in Purley, Kenley or Coulsdon

The NHS vaccination programme cranked up an extra gear or two this week, as part of the national effort to offer millions of Britons a covid-19 booster vaccine by the end of the year in a race to protect the … Continue reading

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Government rolls out 1m daily jabs against Omicron ‘tidal wave’

The government is calling in the army in an effort to double the number of covid booster jabs delivered to more than 1million per day between now and the New Year in a desperate effort to limit the spread and … Continue reading

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Omicron case in Sutton; Government slow to notify council

Positive covid cases in Croydon up by one-third in a week, as senior adviser warns that government’s slow, ‘wait and see’ approach is ‘biggest mistake you can make in a pandemic’ The discovery of a case of the Omicron variant … Continue reading

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Time to mask up as covid positive cases are on the rise again

Rachel Flowers, the council’s director of public health, has issued an appeal to Croydon residents to adopt fully the latest rules on face mask-wearing in shops and on public transport, as the borough has seen cases of covid-19 increase again … Continue reading

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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 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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‘Keep your distance’ as covid infection rates creep up again

Coronavirus infection rates in Croydon are on the rise again – and started to increase within a week of the government’s lockdown measures being eased. Despite the roll-out of the vaccination programme against the deadly virus – 90 per cent … 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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‘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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NHS Blood Service makes appeal for more black donors

Patients from across London have filmed emotional messages to encourage people of black heritage to step forward and become regular blood donors. The #DearSickleCell messages aim to help others understand the daily battle and pain that sickle cell patients and … Continue reading

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Life expectancy in Fieldway 14 years less than in Sanderstead

The divergence in the quality of life among some Croydon residents is so great that a woman from Fieldway in New Addington can expect to live 14 years less than her counterpart with a home in the same borough and … 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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