NHS Success Regime Update

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Cllr James Newport 1

On Tuesday night at full council, the Mid & South Essex Success Regime attended to give an update on their future plans for Southend, Basildon & Broomfield hospitals. Cllr Newport reports here

Keeping Well…

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 admin 0

Do you need advice on stuff like Mobility Aids, Technically Enabled Care, Chair Sensors, Big Button Phones and other equipment to assist daily living? For yourself, or someone you care for? Well . there’s an event in Rayleigh High Street on 25 October to share information about  the services that […]

Southend A& E Saved!

Monday, August 21, 2017 admin 0

The biggest story while we were away is the U-turn that means that Southend A&E will NOT be downgraded. As the Save Southend A&E website put it: In less than 4 months since our Save Southend A&E campaign launched, we have rapidly secured huge public support and awareness of the […]

Extraordinary Council On Thursday About Southend A&E

Sunday, June 18, 2017 admin 5

The special District Council meeting to discuss the proposed downgrading of Southend A&E is this Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh (opposite the church). If you have any questions you would like us to ask, or any views you would like us to put forward – […]

“Downgrading the A&E department is the death knell for a hospital. “

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 admin 0

From the Echo today, a stern warning from a hospital consultant… A LEADING consultant told how plans to downgrade Southend’s A&E department are “potentially hazardous” and will spark a recruitment crisis at the hospital. Dr Joseph O’Brien, a consultant gastroenterologist at Southend Hospital, believes proposals put forward by the Mid […]

Southend Hopsital “Requires Improvement”

Saturday, May 20, 2017 admin 0

From yesterday’s Echo: “SOUTHEND Hospital has been ordered to improve over fears staff shortages and a reliance on agency workers is putting patients at risk. The Care Quality Commission raised concerns about three main areas – medical care, services for children and young people and end of life care – […]

Extraordinary Council Meeting On June 22nd On The NHS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 admin 1

Make a note in your diaries! Following a motion from opposition councillors, there will be an extraordinary meeting of the District Council to receive a presentation on the proposed changes to the NHS , particularly the downgrading of Southend A&E and the location and capacity for elective surgery. It will […]

A Long Night

Thursday, April 27, 2017 admin 1

It’s been a long time since a Rochford District Council went on until after 11:30 pm. It’s been 15 years since the Conservatives were outnumbered by the opposition. It’s been a while since a decision was made on the chairman’s casting vote. It was the first time ever a public […]