Tag Archives: NHS

Sell-Off: The Abolition of the NHS – Stanley Halls, Mar 1

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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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Croydon CCG quarterly public forum, Feb 25

The next Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group Quarterly Patient and Public Forum takes place on Wednesday February 25, and you are invited to attend. “The event will focus on our future plans for Urgent Care and Primary Care. We would like … 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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Croydon NHS crisis as only 51% of ambulances achieve target

Lives of the elderly, frail and ill could be at risk this winter, as Croydon’s NHS ambulance service struggles to cope with demand. Barely half of ambulance call-outs in Croydon achieved their target response times this autumn – and that … Continue reading

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Help to make The Smallest Things matter on Prematurity Day

CATRIONA OGILVY is a Croydon mum whose two sons were both born prematurely. Today is World Prematurity Day, and here she explains why that matters, and how you can help On World Prematurity Day, parents, professionals and organisations are joining … Continue reading

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Assembly offers chance to talk about issues that really matter

ANDREW FISHER welcomes the opportunity to improve the level of debate on important issues including the NHS, the economy, schools and housing The national political debate could not be more irrelevant. The newspapers obsess over whether Ed Miliband looks “weird”, … Continue reading

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St Helier campaign’s free screening of NHS Sell Off film, Nov 7

KOSHH – the Keep Our St Helier Hospital campaign group – is staging a free screening and discussion this Friday, November 7, of Sell Off – The abolition of your NHS. The film makers describe the documentary as “radical”, and … Continue reading

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Still seeking input on services ahead of staging Autism Forum

By Andrew Rendle A few weeks ago I wrote on Inside Croydon asking residents for their experience of autism services within Croydon. I said I wanted to hear from those with ASD, their parents and carers, and I’m very grateful … Continue reading

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Purley War Memorial Hospital autumn health fair, Oct 18

The doors of Purley War Memorial Hospital are being thrown open on October 18 (11am to 4pm) so you can find out more about local health services. With healthy living advice, demonstrations, talks and seasonal food and drink there’s something … Continue reading

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NHS free health fair, Central Parade, New Addington, Oct 31

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Fairchildes staff run Croydon 10km so Malachi might walk

A group of around 40 teachers, staff and friends from Fairchildes Primary are running in this month’s Croydon 10km road race to raise money for one of their pupils to have a life-changing operation in the United States. Malachi Reid … Continue reading

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‘Cancer forced me to dance with the shadow of fear’

Occasional Inside Croydon contributor SUSAN OLIVER, pictured left, has not written for us for a while. Here she explains why Winter 2013 was lousy for me. And then it got a whole lot worse. The downturn started last November. I … 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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St Helier and Mayday’s futures thrown into doubt once more

The clue was in the name. BSBV was supposed to stand for “Better Services Better Value”, but the BS bit gave it away. Yesterday, after three wasted years and £8.2 million of tax-payers’ cash squandered on a politically inspired effort … Continue reading

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The cheap ‘meal’ deal that could cost NHS upto £4.2bn a year

Does Croydon have a childhood obesity crisis? Ever wondered why?

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Tory candidate asks locals to visit hospital more often (sort of)

The Urgent Care Centre at Purley Hospital, opened just a few months ago after a £11million refurbishment of the century-old buildings, is to have its opening hours halved because of a lack of demand. And according to Chris Philp, the … Continue reading

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Philp backs calls for more questions over Croydon PCT

Chris Philp, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Croydon South, used the platform of a local debating society this week to call for greater accountability over the mysteriously vanishing £27 million of public cash from Croydon’s former NHS Primary Care Trust. … 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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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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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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Steve Reed MP: Mayday signals another failure of local Tories

In his exclusive column for Inside Croydon, local MP STEVE REED questions the self-interested motives behind the council and Conservative MPs choosing to do nothing to defend NHS services or police numbers in Croydon One of the interesting things about … 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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Croydon Central open primary: Catriona Ogilvy

Catriona Ogilvy offers the prospect of an OT rather than yet another OE for parliament. Ogilvy is an occupational therapist (rather than an Old Etonian, like so many members of David Cameron’s elitist cabinet), and she works in the NHS. … 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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