Tag Archives: Hospital

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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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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Shirley Oaks hospital, the NHS, and checking the small print

In Croydon, “GP-led commissioning” is already seeing NHS patients referred to profit-driven private hospitals, who use the opportunity to try to make even more money. This is a salutary lesson submitted by our loyal reader A friend recently had her … Continue reading

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Is Mayday washing its hands of proper patient care?

What is the connection between these two pictures? Short answer is that they we both taken at “Croydon University” Hospital a couple of weeks ago.

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Fury as hospital developers bulldoze onwards at Higher Drive

There’s renewed outrage on Higher Drive, where despite Croydon Council rejecting a planning application to build a hospital in a residential area of Kenley, developers have gone ahead with work on the site. Care home operators Fairlie got permission last … 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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