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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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Cardiac Rehabilitation open afternoon, Mayday Hospital, Aug 8

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NHS Trust’s payment system causing funerals to be cancelled

EXCLUSIVE: A new system of payments for cremation forms at Mayday Hospital is forcing some bereaved families to postpone arrangements for funerals costing thousands of pounds Bereaved Croydon families are having to delay staging funerals for lost loved ones, following … Continue reading

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Patient survey shows Mayday needs ‘to improve drastically’

A Care Quality Commission survey of Mayday Hospital in-patients has forced the hospital management to admit, “the findings show our overall experience of care needs to improve”. The CQC survey identified Croydon’s largest NHS hospital as “much worse than expected” … Continue reading

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Healthwatch Croydon names its new six-member local board

Healthwatch Croydon, the area’s health service watchdog, has appointed a new local leadership board. Comprising Croydon residents, Edwina Morris, a recently retired social worker, has been appointed chair with Martin Faiers as deputy. Pat Knight, Brian Matthews, Anantha Ramaswamy and … Continue reading

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Call the Midwife: nurse Sawyer wins prestigious award

Croydon nurse Kelly Sawyer has been honoured as Emma’s Diary Mums’ London Region’s Midwife of the Year. It is one of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) annual midwifery awards, recognising the incredible work done by exceptional midwives across the … 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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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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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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Mayday’s CEO forced to apologise over blue badge signs

NHS Trust backs down over parking charges for blue badge-holders, but still imposes new fees system, as KEN LEE reports The chief executive of the NHS Trust which manages Croydon’s Mayday Hospital has been forced to issue an apology to … 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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Union leader: ‘Our social services are on their knees’

There is a crisis in the nation’s social care system after “years of chronic underfunding” which has “left many parts of the service on its knees”, according to the head of one of the country’s largest public service workers’ unions. … Continue reading

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Mayday Hospital whistleblower vindicated by Appeal Court

A senior cardiologist who was sacked from his job at Mayday Hospital after he complained that decisions over staffing had led to the death on the operating table of one of his patients has won his six-year battle against the … 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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Fiddling the figures won’t help to save our NHS

CROYDON COMMENTARY: NHS bureaucrats try to deny that they are planning significant closures to south London’s hospitals, while working on a plan which offers two ‘hypotheses’, neither of which include maintaining all five of the current sites. Here ANDY FORD, … Continue reading

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Not one but two south London hospitals now under threat

Just when you thought that Tory cuts to the NHS in this part of London could not get worse, they do. Health correspondent JAMES KILLDARE has seen the secretive STP report which could doom St Helier and St George’s, Tooting … Continue reading

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Croydon NHS in urgent need of injection of new funding

JAMES KILLDARE, our health correspondent, reports on a worrying report, much of it due to be discussed in secret at the Town Hall tonight, where wide-ranging cuts are expected to be suggested You might do well to give a miss … Continue reading

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Croydon Health Services 2016 annual meeting, Sep 7

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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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