Tag Archives: National Health Service

Mayday! Mayday! Croydon hospital among the country’s worst

Well, if you weren’t gloomy enough about life in Croydon already, as shown by the Prime Minister’s “happiness index” published yesterday, today’s news about the standards of our country’s hospitals, and Mayday in particular, will really cheer you up. Not. … Continue reading

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Mayday Hospital’s care record warrants closer inspections

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Are we, as patients, safe in the hands of the NHS? DAVID CALLAM welcomes moves for more stringent, and transparent, scrutiny  Is Croydon’s Mayday Hospital a completely safe place in which to be treated? Or is it badly … Continue reading

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One lump or two? Learning to live with cancer

STEVEN GAUGE is having to make adjustments, and hopes that you can help So it turns out that Mrs Gauge has breast cancer. Not only does she have to put up with the huge inconvenience and embarrassment of being married … 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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Old Coulsdon Village Fair: July 6

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Community group stages Park Hill Park meeting: June 20

The South Croydon Community Association is staging a public meeting, open to all, to discuss Park Hill Park. The meeting will take place from 7pm on June 20 at St Peter’s Church House, Heathfield Road (behind Arundel House, just down … Continue reading

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No news is good news as BID is living in the past

“A warm welcome to Croydon Town Centre”, the slick website of Croydon’s Business “Improvement” District says. To illustrate this it is using a picture of the sadly missed Warehouse Theatre, which closed more than a year ago for lack of … Continue reading

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What do Croydon women want? Open meeting, May 25

LEE WEBSTER issues an invite to all women living and working in Croydon to an important meeting later this month Women use public services more than men, according to the Fawcett Society, since they have maternity needs, are more likely … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s Hero of the Week: Eliza Rebeiro

In truth, Eliza Rebeiro could be Inside Croydon’s hero of every week. Since her mid-teens, this 20-year-old from South Croydon has exhibited considerable leadership, imagination and courage, establishing the inspirational Lives Not Knives campaign. Later this month, all to try … Continue reading

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Ecology Centre staging plant “bring and buy”: May 12

The Croydon Ecology Centre at Heathfield on Coombe Lane is staging a plant, seed and seedling sale this Sunday, May 12, from noon to 4.30pm. Admission is free. “If you’re looking for something pretty to plant in your garden or … Continue reading

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Take a walk among the bluebells on Bank Holiday Monday

There will be a bluebell and spring flower walk around Coulsdon’s Dollypers Hill, including In Wood (a noted ancient woodland area) with Malcolm Jennings, the Surrey Wildlife Trust‘s volunteer warden, and Jane McLauchlin on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6. To … Continue reading

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Campaign groups unite for Croydon’s May Day Rally

The annual Croydon Mayday March takes place on Saturday, May 4. Organised by the Croydon Trade Union Council, the march begins at noon from a meeting point in Elmwood Road, West Croydon, and progresses to Coombe Road’s Ruskin House, the … 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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Boris’s road safety cuts have led to increase in casualties

The number of casualties among pedestrians and cyclists on London’s roads have risen each year since 2008, while spending on road safety in the capital has been more than halved since Boris Johnson became Mayor, according to research by Jenny … Continue reading

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Charity opens counselling centre in Thornton Heath

Family Resource Centre UK, an award-winning national charity, has opened an accessible and low-cost counselling centre in the heart of Thornton Heath. The counselling centre is staffed by a qualified and experienced team of counsellors who are able to see … Continue reading

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A musical evening of NHS protest at Ruskin House

Thornton Heath councillor Pat Clouder has urged residents to join an evening of politics and musical entertainment at Ruskin House this Saturday to protest against dangers to the NHS posed by the government’s shake-up of the health service and against … Continue reading

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Power raises questions over Fitze’s fitness to chair

CROYDON COMMENTARY: With tens of millions of NHS cash not properly accounted for, ANDREW PELLING  asks why Croydon’s Conservative MPs and councillors are not doing more to protect their constituents’ health care A public inquiry into the mystery of the … Continue reading

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Stevenson ready to put a rocket up mainstream politicians

The Croydon North by-election will certainly have national importance, at least as far as the Communist party is concerned, after they have has chosen their national secretary, Ben Stevenson, to stand as their candidate. Stevenson, 28, has lived in Croydon … 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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Carehome support came from nurse who left job two years ago

Inside Croydon has discovered that one of the letters submitted in support of the controversial hospital development at Higher Drive in Kenley was “signed” on behalf of an inner London NHS hospital by a nurse who has not worked there … Continue reading

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