Tag Archives: Croydon University Hospital

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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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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Mayday drops blue badge charges after Inside Croydon report

Our transport correspondent, JEREMY CLACKSON, on a rapid U-turn in the hospital car park Just days after Inside Croydon highlighted how the management at Mayday Hospital had slapped parking charges on holders of blue badges, they have now slammed on … Continue reading

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‘Flaky staffing’ led to emergency at A&E says hospital chief

The “internal major incident” which was declared at Mayday Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department earlier this month was caused by the coincidence of the worst winter for flu-type illnesses since 2009, people not making use of GP surgeries over the … Continue reading

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Mayday from Mayday as A&E declares “major incident”

Mayday is in the bottom 50 performing hospitals in the country, at a time when NHS hospital accident and emergency departments are performing worse than at any time in the past decade, figures from the Department of Health released today … 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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Watchdog demands urgent meeting with Virgin over Mayday

Healthwatch Croydon, the recently established independent health and social care watchdog in the borough, is pressing for an urgent meeting with the Virgin Care subsidiary which runs the Urgent Care Centre at Mayday Hospital, following serious concerns expressed over its … Continue reading

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CQC report tells us nothing we did not know about Mayday

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The hospital inspectors have been and gone. Now, says DAVID CALLAM, time is overdue for re-modelling the A&E department of our local hospital As a volunteer of more than 20 years at Mayday and an in- and out-patient … Continue reading

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Under-staffed Mayday remains accident waiting to happen

Mayday has just had its latest check-up and the local hospital is still a long way short of being given a clean bill of health, with the Chief Inspector of Hospitals expressing “very serious concerns” over staffing levels and safety … Continue reading

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Croham promises that arrive full of sleight of fact

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Noticed any leaflets pushed through your letterbox lately that are offering you much, much more that free delivery on pizza? There must be an election coming, writes DAVID CALLAM They say truth is the first casualty of war. … Continue reading

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Jobs Fair offers help for long-term unemployed youth

There are nearly 1,000 young people out of work in the northern part of Croydon – almost half the total unemployed in the whole of the borough. Which is why Steve Reed OBE, the MP for Croydon North, is hosting … 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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Racism, immigration, false stats and Councillor Pearson

Abraham Lincoln once said, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt”. ANDREW FISHER says it is advice a New Addington councillor would do well to follow The … Continue reading

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Should our local hospital be placed in intensive care?

CROYDON COMMENTARY: There is a looming crisis at Mayday Hospital, but according to DAVID CALLAM, our national politicians are failing to do anything about it Privatisation is an overused word, especially in the argument surrounding the future of the National … Continue reading

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Mayday! Croydon hospital on CQC’s staffing danger list

The NHS safe in their hands? So this is how the coalition works: in the General Election the Conservatives promise “no top-down re-organisation” of the NHS. Having failed to win the election, the Tory-led government then pushes forward plans for … Continue reading

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Palace players and Brit School backing for cancer pop-up shop

Croydon’s Get to Know Cancer information and advice pop-up shop at the Centrale shopping centre is open for just one more week. The campaign is a trial scheme, to offer the public the chance to ask questions about cancer and … Continue reading

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Centrale pop-up shop to pilot London-wide cancer scheme

Croydon is to pilot a cancer pop-up shop, which will open tomorrow. The scheme is run with the council and one of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s projects, the London Health Improvement Board. Croydon’s shop will be on the ground floor … Continue reading

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Ibis re-opens Norfolk Hotel on London Road

At least there’s one new business opened in the north of Croydon, with the overhaul and re-branding of the Norfolk Hotel, opposite Mayday Hospital near Thornton Heath. Multi-national French hotel chain Accor, which runs more than 4,400 hotels in 92 … Continue reading

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Crocus conference key part of LGBT History Month

Crocus, Croydon’s Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community organisation, is staging a conference on February 22 as part of the activities of LGBT History Month which will be attended by the borough police commander and senior figures from Croydon … Continue reading

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“Two Permits” Thomas in reverse over Norbury parking

When it comes to parking, Councillor Phil “Two Permits” Thomas is being forced to keep in reverse gear. Peter Morgan, the local resident who has worked tirelessly on the Croydon Against Parking Plans campaign for almost a decade, off and … Continue reading

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Councillor complains over prejudiced parking scheme

Tuesday night’s meeting of the council’s traffic management committee looks like being a more interesting encounter than usual, as the Conservative-dominated policy group will assemble having been accused of prejudicing its latest “consultation” on ramping up the restrictions for residents, … Continue reading

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Tories insist they “will” impose unwanted parking changes

Councillor Phil “Two Permits” Thomas’s shabby attempts to impose money-raising parking controls in Croydon took another turn yesterday, as homes in part of the northern Controlled Parking Zone around Broad Green finally received formal  letters to ask them whether they … Continue reading

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Mayday! Damning report after 5 deaths at Croydon hospital

Mayday Hospital has been put on a warning by national regulator the Care Quality Commission following a critical report by inspectors who were called in to the maternity unit following the death of five mothers after giving birth last year. … Continue reading

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