Sir David Amess, Conservative MP for Southend West, visited Southend Hospital today (Friday 7 August) to thank doctors, nurses and support staff for their dedication throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Keeping to the current rules on social distancing and the wearing of face masks in hospital, Sir David didn’t visit any wards but spoke to several members of staff from a range of areas and departmen...
The return of student midwives to the maternity unit at Basildon Hospital during lockdown has proved a huge boost to women and staff during this daunting time, and also means the students are able to complete their studies.
Like many university students, Bethany Chipperfield and Michaella Smith’s course came to an abrupt halt as coronavirus hit, but soon the second year Anglia Ruskin University s...
Mums across Essex have been discovering some unexpected benefits of lockdown, with many women finding protected time to breastfeed due to fewer visitors and more time at home.
Midwives at Basildon Hospital have noticed an increase in breastfeeding since lockdown began a few months ago; news all the more welcome as this week is International Breastfeeding Week.
Lisette Harris, a Specialist Midwif...
A painting praising the heroic efforts of NHS nurses has been donated to Basildon and Thurrock by a local art gallery.
Brandler Galleries, based in Brentwood, commissioned prints of a wall painting from street artist Rachel List from Pontefract, Yorkshire. List’s paintings appeared throughout the town during the height of lockdown, offering dazzling colour and hope during a time of great uncertai...
Claire Franks, from Shoebury, has been selling organic cotton face masks with filters and donating 20% of each sale to Southend Hospital’s Neil Rothnie Breast Unit. So far she has raised an amazing £1,004.80.
She wanted to raise money for the Unit after receiving excellent treatment for breast cancer there and at Broomfield Hospital earlier this year.
Over 600 packs of masks have been sold so fa...
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