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Margolyes declares Croydon hospital’s stroke unit open

Award-winning actor Miriam Margolyes cast magic and laughter at Croydon University Hospital this week as she opened a therapeutic garden and a transformed stroke unit. The star of Harry Potter spent time chatting to patients and staff before declaring the … Continue reading

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GMB Rally Against NHS Privatisation, Croydon UH, Dec 10

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Mayday and Purley hospitals to get extra operating theatres

Mayday and Purley Hospitals are both to get an additional operating theatre, to help with efforts to reduce the backlog of operations that have built up during the covid pandemic, part of a £1.5billion government scheme for 50 surgical “hubs” … Continue reading

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Hospital strike called off after G4S offers 24% pay rise

Some of the lowest-paid workers at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital are today claiming victory – and a 24per cent pay increase – after a six-month-long battle with outsoucing giants G4S. And they didn’t even have to resort to strike action. Cleaners … 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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Hospital ancillary staff in strike ballot over G4S covid pay

Porters and cleaners at Mayday Hospital are to be balloted by their union, the GMB, over whether to take strike action over pay rates and access to sick pay. The workers, who are employed by outsourcing giants G4S, voted overwhelmingly … 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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Mayday cleaners and porters look to strike over covid sick pay

Cleaners and porters working at Mayday Hospital are being balloted by the union for strike action in their battle with their employers, outsourcing giant G4S, over the refusal to pay sick pay when staff get covid or have to self-isolate … Continue reading

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Hospital visits are still allowed but ‘kept under close review’

The NHS trust which oversees the running of Croydon’s Mayday Hospital says that visits to in-patients are still allowed, but restrictions are “being kept under close review”. The latest spike in covid-19 infection numbers, mainly caused by the spread of … 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 officials start vaccination drive ahead of end of lockdown

There is growing concern, with coronavirus cases continuing to rise, that “the NHS could be overwhelmed again”, according to one worried-sounding NHS Trust chief speaking to the BBC this evening. And that’s before Monday’s planned relaxation of pretty much all … 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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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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