Health and Care

“Rochford Hospital- Over 150 years of caring for the sick and elderly”

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There’s a good brief history of Rochford Hospital on the Community Archive here. Here’s an extract: By 1884 the Board of Guardians of the workhouse hospital were informed that, “there is insufficient accommodation for the treatment of patients suffering from infectious diseases and further wards are necessary.” However, very little seems to have been done about the overcrowding as, in…
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Review Committee Asks Cllr Steptoe To Re-Think On Breast Cancer Screening Charges

Mammogram from Wikipedia. The breast on the left is healthy, the one on the right is cancerous

The Review Committee started the new civic year under its new chairman, Cllr Jerry Gibson. It was a good natured , non-party-political meeting. The most significant item was a call-in by Cllr Michael Hoy regarding a decision by Cllr Mike Steptoe on charging for commercial use of council car parks. Councillors weren’t concerned so much about the commercial side but…
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“Early on, I identified sickness levels as a matter of concern…”

This week the Essex Police Commisioner, Nick Alston, has been writing about the increasing amount of duty days lost by Essex Police due to anxiety, depression or stress: Since becoming Police and Crime Commissioner, I have been scrutinising all aspects of Essex Police performance. Early on, I identified sickness levels as a matter of concern. — The figures show that…
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44 Air Pollution Deaths In Our District Each Year – That’s The Estimate.

The Echo has reported today: AIR pollution kills 375 people a year in south Essex with many more having years shaved of their lives, health experts estimate Councils are considering lowering speed limits and urging people to reduce car use as new figures from Public Health England laid bare the impact of car emissions and industry on people’s lives….. Their…
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