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Hospitals Charity gives thanks to all those who have donated and made a difference this year

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As 2021 draws to a close, it has been another year of fantastic continued support from local people for Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity.

Charity director, Lucy Thomas-Clayton, thanked those who have made donations, big and small, throughout the past 12 months.

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Hampers to help bring Christmas cheer to hospital staff

Charity team

More than 250 hampers are being delivered to staff working across hospitals on Christmas Day.

It’s a small festive thank you to hardworking staff at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, with the hampers being handed out across the hospital sites, including Broomfield, Southend, Basildon, Braintree Community Hospital and Brentwood Community Hospital.

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New biodiversity garden will create a buzz

A new biodiversity garden which will reduce pollution, calm patients and attract nature, will be launched at Broomfield Hospital with the help of local schoolchildren.

The garden will be at the front entrance of the hospital with a bug hotel designed by pupils at Broomfield Primary School, which will attract bees and bugs to help pollinate the garden in future.

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Heart rate app is a hit at home with patients

Sharon Toora

A new app has been launched for 400 patients to monitor their hearts for palpitations and murmurs, which can cause strokes and heart attacks.

The Fibricheck app is being trialled across the county by the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC) at Basildon Hospital.

It and can be downloaded on a patient’s smartphone to test their heart rate remotely, with the results being seen by a specialist heart nurse.

 

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Revolutionary machine is making it easier for patients to swallow

Fee Stack

An innovative machine costing over £25,000 is helping stroke and critical care patients by diagnosing their swallowing problems quicker than ever at Southend Hospital.

Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES) is a specialised assessment using a small camera which travels through the nose to the throat to get a closer look at a patient’s swallowing problem and help find out whether patients can be safely moved from a nil-by-mouth status to eating and drinking.

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Trainee nurse awarded Pride of Essex Award

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A trainee nurse has been given a Pride of Essex Award in recognition of the thousands of donations she has helped arrange for colleagues during Covid.

 

Lauren Dicker, a student nurse at Broomfield Hospital, won the Unsung Hero Award for setting up a fundraising page for gifts for her colleagues when she returned to work after having Covid.

 

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First time parents praise brilliant birth experience at Broomfield

Amelia

A family from Broomfield have praised a team of midwives for the excellent care they have given them during the birth of their first child.

Amelia Whybro, and her partner Kirill Teslia, welcomed their son Jude into the world at Broomfield Hopsital and have had nothing but good things to say about their experience.

Amelia, 33, admitted she didn’t know what to expect from health care services when she fell pregnant with Jude.

 

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