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Cath lab opening 2023
New specialist heart lab means over 200 extra patients will be seen a year

The opening of a new cardiac catheter (cath) lab used to treat and diagnose patients with heart diseases means that over 200 extra patients will be seen a year at the world-renowned Essex Cardiothorac...

Bowls Club stroke unit
Bowls Club put their best feet forward for stroke unit

Stroke unit patients at Southend Hospital are set to benefit from the latest donation made by Essex County Bowls Club, from Westcliff. ...

Robotic pets for dementia patients
Robot pets for patients with dementia is a stroke of genius

Over 30 robotic companion cats and dogs have made their way to patients with dementia as part of Dementia Action Week (15-21 May)....

dementia hubs
Improved help for patients with dementia thanks to launch of dementia hubs

As part of Dementia Action Week (15-21 May) monthly drop-in sessions at new dementia hubs have been launched, helping give patients and relatives a place for much-needed advice and support. ...

Tackle the Tower 2023
Abseilers set to raise a tower-rific £35,000 for hospital charity

Over 80 brave fundraisers abseiled 154 feet down the tower block at Southend Hospital on Saturday 13 May. They hope to have raised £35,000 for hospital wards and units of their choice across Mid...

Spotlight weekend
Wonderful weekend of walking, singing and dancing puts the ‘Spotlight’ on Radiotherapy Appeal

Triple the fundraising events meant three times the fun, for those helping inch ever closer to the £600,000 target for Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s latest appeal this last wee...

Nurses seeing over 700 patients at home every year are helping free up hospital beds

International Nurses’ Day takes place every year on May 12, marking the birth date of Florence Nightingale, and is a celebration of all things nursing....

period products in wellbeing hub
Free emergency period products available to our staff

Emergency period products are now available free of charge in designated locations across the Trust for staff to use when in need. ...

Garage Night
Old-school Garage night to raise the roof and funds for cancer-equipment appeal

A Garage music event is putting the ‘spotlight’ on helping fundraise £600,000 to buy state-of-the-art radiotherapy equipment to improve the lives of patients at Southend Hospital....

Bereavement Clinical Nurse Specialists
Nursing team helping relatives cope with dying and grief

Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 8  - Sunday 14 May, is about encouraging everyone to talk about what is – for many – one of the most difficult, challenging and pe...