World Aids Day 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018 Editor 0

On Saturday 1st December, millions of people across the globe will be taking part in and supporting the 30th anniversary World AIDS day. Globally, 35 million people have died from HIV and AIDS and there are still around 36.7 million people living with HIV. There has been a fall in […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 Editor 0

Run by the Mental Health Foundation – this Mental Health Awareness Week, 14-20 May 2018, looks at stress and how to cope with it. For many people the stresses of life can become difficult to deal with so this Mental Health Awareness Week is all about tackling and coping with […]

Mid Essex STP Consultation

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Editor 1

NHS services are being ‘reshaped’ by Mid Essex STP and they’ve been running a public consultation on the plans. In a nutshell, they want to do away with the more general model of hospital and create specialist centres. One aspect of this would mean transporting seriously ill patients between hospitals. […]

Lib Dems demand £6billion for NHS

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Editor 2

The Liberal Democrats are calling for an extra £6 billion a year to protect the NHS, paid for by an extra penny on Income Tax. The money raised will be guaranteed for the NHS and social care services, which is currently in crisis with delayed operations, full hospital beds and […]

Advent Day 24 – Let’s Spare A Thought for All Those Working Tomorrow

Sunday, December 24, 2017 Editor 0

These people ❤️ NHS staff! Please RT if you do too and help show them how appreciated they are this Christmas#MerryXmasNHS Featuring: Ant and Dec, Alan Carr, Emilia Clarke, Gary Lineker, Perrie Edwards, Bill Bailey and many more Full video here: https://t.co/QF42UHjiQp pic.twitter.com/Iw3urBYyL0 — NHS Million (@NHSMillion) December 23, 2017

Please Put This Idea to Bed

Thursday, October 26, 2017 Editor 0

A story hit the headlines today about Southend Hospitals idea for “plans for patients to recuperate in people’s homes as part of an Airbnb-style trial” to help free up beds. The BBC report on this is here This story has played out during the day and we’re glad to report […]

NHS Success Regime Update

Thursday, October 19, 2017 Editor 2

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 […]