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Initial steps taken to begin transformation of The Place into Pitsea Diagnostic Centre
Initial steps taken to begin transformation of The Place into Pitsea Diagnostic Centre

Following the Government’s announcement of funding for a Community Diagnostic Centre in Pitsea in 2023....

Annual charity abseil is a towering success
Annual charity abseil is a towering success

Over 60 brave fundraisers, including a local MP and councillors, abseiled hundreds of feet to raise thousands of pounds as part of the annual Tackle the Tower event at Southend Hospital....

First-of-its-type NHS service to improve bone health and prevent fractures
First-of-its-type NHS service to improve bone health and prevent fractures

Residents in mid and south Essex will benefit from a fracture service where hospitals and GPs work together across the whole of mid and south Essex....

Ophthalmology Diagnostic Hub speeding up sight saving tests
Ophthalmology Diagnostic Hub speeding up sight saving tests

Patients who have been waiting for appointments to diagnose and treat blinding eye conditions including glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration are now offered an appointment at the new state of...

Refurbished hospital lecture theatre renamed after former consultant
Refurbished hospital lecture theatre renamed after former consultant

A revamped hospital lecture theatre has opened its doors, helping improve training and lead to better patient care....

New £1 million imaging room speeds up specialist scans in Southend
New £1million imaging room speeds up specialist scans in Southend

Hospital waiting times are set to be reduced following a million pound investment in new and improved specialised Radiology scanning equipment, which also means patient will receive their results much...

Celebrating specialist nurses for their patient care
Celebrating specialist nurses for their patient care

The care given by specialist nurses to their patients is being celebrated for Nurses’ Day (Sunday 12 May)....

Deaf health worker breaks barriers for those with hearing loss
Deaf health worker breaks barriers for those with hearing loss

A health worker who helps people with hearing loss despite being Deaf herself, is offering advice on how to support people with hearing loss during Deaf Awareness Week (6-12 May)....

Man in his 70s taking on charity half marathon for second time
Man in his 70s taking on charity half marathon for second time

Eric Watts, a 76 year old from Brentwood, will run his second Southend Half Marathon for an appeal which supports developments in local radiotherapy treatments....

Male midwife helping deliver excellent care
Male midwife helping deliver excellent care

Midwifery is a role more often associated with women, however Basildon Hospital is home to four male midwives....