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 […]

38 Degrees And The NHS

Sunday, February 5, 2017 admin 1

.The campaigning organisation 38 Degrees have got a website tracking the NHS in each local area – you can find it here. They state for South and Mid Essex: 16% of patients in your area wait more than four hours to be seen in A&E. The official government target is […]

Heavy Traffic And A Possible Link With Dementia

Thursday, January 5, 2017 admin 4

The Guardian has an article here about a possible link between heavy traffic and dementia: People living near a busy road have an increased risk of dementia, according to research that adds to concerns about the impact of air pollution on human health. Roughly one in 10 cases of Alzheimer’s […]

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Friday, January 29, 2016 admin 0

We shouldnt accept that dementia is part of ageing its a disease we can conquer

Therapy For You… “Take the first step to feeling better”

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 admin 0

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression ,bereavement or loss, sleep difficulties, anger issues, obsessive compulsive disorder or phobias, there’s an initiative that might help – Therapy For You. Have a look at their website here. Therapy For You is part of the Department of Healths Improving Access to Psychological […]

The Voice At The Other End Of Your 999 Call

Saturday, January 2, 2016 admin 0

For those readers interested in the public services, the Guardian is running a series of articles allowing some of the workers in those services to write about their experiences. A good example is this one: …. Ive worked as an emergency medical dispatcher for 14 months. I provide telephone triage […]

Cllr Steptoe’s Decisions On Council Car Parks

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 admin 7

Mike Steptoe is the affable Tory councillor for Barling and Sutton, and is the cabinet member for “Enterprise”. Which means he’s the person who makes decisions about whether to have free car parking in council car parks at Xmas, and whether to charge the NHS for using car parking spaces […]