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Public Health director appeals for help over new covid rules

As Croydon’s coronavirus alert status was raised to “High” yesterday, Rachel Flowers, the council’s director of public health, wrote to the borough’s 70 councillors appealing for their help in getting the correct information to residents. In common with public health … 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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Author donates book proceeds to help Lily Pad Appeal

An author and illustrator has agreed to donate proceeds from his latest book towards The Lily Pad Appeal, the charity raising £750,000 towards the costs of creating a paediatric cancer unit at Croydon University Hospital. Andy Stonehouse’s book is called … Continue reading

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Children’s cancer charity stages virtual walk this month

These have been tough times for many organisations, especially charities, many of whom have had to cancel long-planned fund-raisers because of covid-19, and so have lost important sources of income. Some have responded with innovative ideas that have allowed people … Continue reading

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Children’s cancer charity celebrates hitting Mayday milestone

A locally based charity appeal is celebrating reaching a milestone towards its goal of raising £750,000 to the cost of creating a children’s cancer unit at Mayday Hospital. Despite having to halt all traditional charity fund-raising activities in March because … Continue reading

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Tea rooms want to stage ‘thank you’ party for NHS staff

A café at the heart of the community in Sanderstead is calling on its customers and neighbours to help to raise funds for a special “Thank You” party for the Critical Care Team at Mayday Hospital. During the covid -19 … Continue reading

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Health chief: ‘We are at the most dangerous time in a pandemic’

Rachel Flowers, Croydon’s director of public health, last night issued a stark warning to the council that ending the coronavirus lockdown prematurely would be “most dangerous”. Flowers was addressing a “virtual” meeting of the council cabinet, in which she and … Continue reading

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Five roads are to be closed under emergency covid measures

Five Croydon roads are to be closed to motor traffic from Sunday under special coronavirus emergency legislation, in efforts to make streets more pedestrian and cyclist-friendly and to open up new cycle routes for use by key workers riding bikes … Continue reading

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Wider pavements and slower cars: King makes road changes

The council has announced a range of measures on the streets in West Croydon and Woodside to assist social distancing for pedestrians, improve road conditions for cycling, while suspending parking bays and announcing the intention of enforcing speed restrictions on … Continue reading

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ONS: London suffers its worst death toll for more than 40 years

London has suffered its highest number of registered deaths in a single week for more than 40 years, according to data released today by the Office for National Statistics. The death toll is even worse than the first weeks of … Continue reading

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Plain-clothed police to patrol hospitals to protect NHS workers

The Metropolitan Police is sending officers on foot patrols around hospitals and hospital car parks in Croydon, Sutton and Bromley. As well as officers in uniform, the police will be using plain-clothed officers in this operation. The move was announced … Continue reading

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Fighting for life on the frontline of London’s covid pandemic

This is an edited version of an account from a paramedic working for the London Ambulance Service. It was first published by Class War Having worked in the NHS on the frontline as a medic for nearly 20 years, I’ve … Continue reading

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‘We’re frightened’ the head nurse at Mayday tells TV news

According to a report on Sky News overnight from a ward on “one of the worst affected hospitals in London”, 1-in-4 of the patients admitted to Croydon’s Mayday Hospital with covid-19 do not survive. “Patients are understandably frightened, staff are … Continue reading

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Local businesses get on their trikes to help Mayday workers

As the pandemic crisis heads into its second month in London, even under the toughest economic conditions for generations small businesses rooted in their communities are going out of their way to help, with special offers for NHS staff. Jose … Continue reading

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Ikea re-opens food store to help hospital workers and elderly

Croydon’s Ikea, on Valley Retail Park, is opening its food market from today to help feed vulnerable customers and key workers. The Swedish Food Market – typically selling Swedish favourites and found after the tills in every Ikea – is … Continue reading

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Croydon in area with country’s highest coronavirus death rate

The vital need for Croydon residents to follow government advice to stay at home except for essential travel in order to save lives – including their own – has been underlined by data published by the Health Service Journal. The … Continue reading

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Council ordered to use public buildings as emergency shelters

Parts of the Fairfield Halls, the borough’s leisure centres and even Fisher’s Folly could be transformed over the weekend into emergency shelters for rough sleepers, under the latest government edict in an effort to limit the spread of the deadly … Continue reading

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‘A time to prepare, not panic’ MP Jones says over coronavirus

Croydon, London and much of the country was going into a self-imposed lockdown today, as sports events, concerts and other public gatherings, large and small, were being postponed or called off to try to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In … Continue reading

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Hospital staff bid to break fund-raising records for Macmillan

Staff at Mayday Hospital are bidding to beat their record-breaking best when they host a “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning” for Macmillan Cancer Support this Friday. Last year, big-hearted borough residents donated £77,000 at Macmillan Coffee Mornings across Croydon. Macmillan Cancer … Continue reading

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Lily Pad Appeal charity dinner, Purley Way, Oct 10

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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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Charity offers free places on course to help cope with cancer

A leading cancer charity is hosting a free support course in Croydon for people with cancer and their close supporter. Penny Brohn UK’s two-day Living Well course takes place at Mayday, or Croydon University Hospital, on May 24 and 31, … Continue reading

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Step out to help raise funds for Mayday children’s cancer unit

Sunday May 5 is the date set for the first large-scale fundraiser for The Lily Pad Appeal, which is trying to raise £750,000 for a state-of-the-art children’s oncology unit as part of the new Integrated Paediatric Village at Mayday, Croydon … Continue reading

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