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More new nurses for Croydon as recruitment day is a big hit

The nursing recruitment day held at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust last weekend has been a big hit, with 13 new nurses being interviewed and offered employment on the day!

16 June 2016
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New support for Croydon children battling cancer

A new group has been set up in Croydon to provide support and advice to the families of children with cancer.

02 June 2016
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Pioneering service celebrates 20 years of helping elderly people in Croydon to stay well and more independent for longer

A pioneering health visiting service which delivers vital support and care to frail, elderly people in Croydon is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

02 June 2016
Thank you to everyone who joined our Big Conversation

We are delighted so many residents joined us for our Big Conversation event and told us how they want to be involved in improving services at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

31 May 2016
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Research into cancer, inherited heart disease and lung conditions among projects showcased by Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Cutting-edge research into common conditions, including cancer, inherited heart conditions and lung disease has been highlighted at Croydon Health Services’ Annual Research and Development Day.

27 May 2016
International Nurses Day
RCN President joins Croydon’s Nurses’ Day celebrations and honours Trust’s Nurse, Midwife and Healthcare Assistant of the Year

The first black president of the Royal College of Nursing visited Croydon Health Services NHS Trust this week (May 11) as part of the organisation’s International Nurses’ Day celebrations.

 

12 May 2016
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Local pupils donate books to “cheer up” children at Croydon University Hospital  

Pupils from a local infant school and nursery have donated their favourite books to children having treatment at Croydon University Hospital to “cheer them up and help them get better”.

05 May 2016
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Stars of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust honoured for their work by Crystal Palace legend Mark Bright

An 86-year-old volunteer who has spent 13 years helping patients, an inspiring physiotherapist who delivers exceptional care and two nurses who have worked for more than 40 years at Croydon University Hospital were among those honoured tonight (Thurs) by former footballer and well-known BBC pundit Mark Bright.

15 April 2016
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Nutrition and Hydration week: Croydon Health Services celebrates with award finalists

The Nutrition Support Team at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ) award for improving the understanding and use of intravenous feeding at the Trust.

18 March 2016
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Talk to Trust Chief Exec John Goulston about your health experiences at Croydon at the Croydon Conversation

On 19 April John Goulston, Chief Executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, is opening the doors to talk to patients and the community about their care. Joined by our Medical Director, Dr Nnenna Osuji, and our Director of Nursing, Michael Fanning, members of the public are invited to come along and share their experiences.

15 March 2016
Plans in place to maintain safe care during ongoing industrial action

We are reassuring patients and local residents that robust plans have once again been put in place to maintain safe care during the expected industrial action by junior doctors, beginning on 9 March 2016.

08 March 2016
Resolved – Water interruption at Croydon University Hospital

Resolved – Water interruption at Croydon University Hospital  

Date of issue: 03 March 2016, 16:30

03 March 2016
Water interruption at CUH

Earlier this morning, a contractor on site at Croydon University Hospital accidentally hit a water pipe. 

03 March 2016
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New £450,000, triple-size Lifeblood suite opens at CUH

On 8 January, the Mayor of Croydon visited CUH for the official opening of the new Neil Hawkins Lifeblood Suite.

25 January 2016
Be part of the conversation - join us on 2 February

Be part of the conversation - Listening into Action   

Tuesday 2 February 2016, 17:00 – 19:00, Oasis Restaurant, Croydon University Hospital.  

22 January 2016
Planned junior doctor industrial action: Important information for our patients  

On Tuesday 12 January 2016, junior doctors across the country are expected to go on strike in an on-going dispute with the government over proposed changes their employment contracts.

11 January 2016
‘Revolutionary’ one-stop unit gives Croydon patients rapid access to hospital care – without having to wait in A&E

Doctors at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust in south London have opened a pioneering new unit to offer patients rapid access to specialist hospital treatment – without having to wait in line at Accident & Emergency (A&E).

29 December 2015
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Panto stars bring smiles to our young patients with Toys for Joy

Stars from the Fairfield Halls Christmas pantomime visited our children's wards to spread smiles and deliver presents.

21 December 2015
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Toys to spread some joy this Christmas – still time to participate in toy appeal

The Croydon Advertiser are once again doing their Toys for Joy appeal, for children needing to spend time in hospital over the Christmas period. Characters from the Cinderella pantomime at Fairfield Halls will be presenting the gifts to our patients this year.

16 December 2015
Nine month old baby Joseph Charlton and mum Ruth are pictured on our Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) with Mile Jedinak Club Captain (left) and Adrian Mariappa
Crystal Palace FC bring Christmas cheer to young patients

Patients and families on our Rupert Bear children's ward and our Special Care Baby Unit had some special visitors this week as Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak and team mates visited to provide some Christmas cheer and hand out presents.

15 December 2015
Have your say on plans for joined-up health services in Croydon

Croydon Council and Croydon Health Services NHS Trust are inviting residents, organisations and groups interested in community health services in Croydon to submit their views on new partnership agreements between the two organisations.

10 December 2015
Two accolades for Croydon Health Services staff in annual Health Innovation Awards

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust staff won two awards last week at the Health Innovation Network & Health Education South London annual awards for their innovative approaches to improving care in the NHS.

09 December 2015
Statement on Junior Doctors' strike disruption

"We are very pleased that the junior doctors and the Health Secretary have agreed to come together to talk about improving seven day care in the NHS and avoid the scheduled industrial action."

01 December 2015
Planned junior doctor industrial action

On 1 December, junior doctors across the country are expected to go on strike in an on-going dispute with the government over proposed changes to working contracts.

27 November 2015
National Sikh Chaplaincy Prayer - Saturday 21 November

The UK Sikh Healthcare Chaplaincy Group has organised a day of prayer at Croydon University Hospital on Saturday 21 November 2015 to promote links between the NHS and the Sikh community.

20 November 2015
Big night for Croydon nurses as FOUR teams reach final round of national awards

Four nursing teams from Croydon Health Services reached the final stages of the national Nursing Times awards, which were held in central London last night (Thursday 12 November) – the most number of finalists from any Trust in the UK.

13 November 2015
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Patient care doesn't stop as Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre at Croydon University Hospital move successfully

On Sunday morning (8 November 2015), the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre (including out of hours GP care) at Croydon University Hospital moved homes temporarily for 18 months.  Access to both services is now via the hospital’s Woodcroft Road entrance.

 

08 November 2015
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Countdown to Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre changes at Croydon University Hospital as Trust begins building new £21.25m facility

From 8 November 2015, patients arriving on foot for the Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre at Croydon University Hospital (CUH) will need to use the Woodcroft Road entrance. Blue-light ambulances will arrive via London Road.

03 November 2015
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Carl Sedge ED Matron talks about up and coming changes in Croydon's Emergency Department

My name is Carl Sedge and I came to Croydon four months ago as a new Emergency Department (ED) matron. The reason I came to Croydon was because of the new ED being built. I’ve been an ED nurse for nearly 20 years, and to be involved in such a dynamic change is very exciting.

30 October 2015
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‘Outstanding’ Trust service celebrates 20 years of caring for children in the community

The ‘Children’s Hospital at Home’ (CHAH) Team operated by Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, which provides a range of high quality nursing care to children and young people across Croydon both at home and at school, is celebrating its 20 year anniversary this year. A number of teams within the service were cited as providing ‘outstanding’ care in the Trust’s recent Care Quality Commission inspection report.

16 October 2015
Have your questions answered at the ‘Croydon Conversation’ 

The ‘Croydon Conversations’ programme gives Trust patients and local Croydon residents the opportunity to meet individually with the most senior staff at the Trust and raise issues with them directly and have questions answered. There is no need to book an appointment – just drop in.

15 October 2015
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Changes to Croydon’s Emergency Department from November as building begins on £21.25m new, bigger facility

At 6am on Sunday 8 November, the Emergency Department (ED) and Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at Croydon University Hospital will move from its current location on Mayday Road to the other side of the hospital.  The major move will allow work to begin to build Croydon’s new £21.25m Emergency Department (Accident & Emergency).

14 October 2015
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CQC inspection finds Trust is making significant progress, but further improvements still required

Overall, the Trust has been rated as “requires improvement” and is determined to make continued progress. 

07 October 2015
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Official - ‘Excellent care’ from Croydon Midwives

The expert ‘peer review’ of the midwifery leadership of the maternity department at Croydon Health Services has found that our ‘Supervisors of Midwives’ (SoMs) provide ‘excellent care’ to the women who choose to deliver here at Croydon. This leadership, they found, demonstrated that SOMs worked to a ‘high standard’, encouraged ‘good team working’ and that they ‘worked extremely hard’ to improve women’s experience of the service.

17 September 2015
Listening into Action: hear from our staff
Listening into Action at Croydon Health Services

Listening into Action (LiA) is the approach that we use to empower staff and drive improvements in patient care and experience.

11 September 2015
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CHS staff encourage people to tell their loved ones they have said yes to organ donation

Organ donation can make a real difference to many lives, but without the agreement of a donor’s family, these donations cannot take place. This year Croydon Health Services staff are backing the ‘Seven Days to Say Yes I Donate’ National Transplant Week (7-13 September 2015) campaign, which aims to break down organ donation barriers and taboos.

09 September 2015
Trust commitment to quality strengthened through new appointment

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has appointed a Director of Quality Assurance and Governance to maintain the improvements that the organisation has made to its services and lead further change.

08 September 2015
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Trust says farewell to Medical Director after 25 years as Croydon doctor

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has bid a sad farewell to its medical director, Mr Steve Ebbs, after more than 25 years of caring for patients.

24 August 2015
Celebrating a Year of Achievements and Continuing Improvements in Care

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust will host its Annual General Meeting on 9 September 2015.

21 August 2015
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Celebrating 10 years of mums helping mums to breastfeed in Croydon

During World Breastfeeding Week this month, Croydon Health Services celebrated 10 years of its Mum2Mum Breastfeeding Peer Support programme, which trains local mums to help other mums with breastfeeding.  As well as providing professional breastfeeding support through our post-natal team, the Trust champions best practice, which shows that mothers also benefit from receiving peer support to maintain breastfeeding.

19 August 2015
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Croydon University Hospital takes a trip down memory lane for tea party

Patients on the Trust’s elderly care wards were treated to a ‘Memory Lane’ tea party last week, the first in an ongoing programme to improve the hospital experiences of older patients.

07 August 2015
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Saturday 8 August Lifeblood Suite refurbishment work

The lifeblood suite which provides specialist care for haematology patients is being expanded. To enable refurbishment work to take place, on Saturday 8 August there will be disruption to the service area next to the London Wing, including the smoking shelter.

04 August 2015
Clinicians increase vigilance for whooping cough in the borough
Clinicians increase vigilance for whooping cough in the borough.
30 July 2015
Save the date: Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 9 September

We hope that you will be able to join us on Wednesday 9 September for our Annual General Meeting.

29 July 2015
Thumbs up from patients as Outpatients improvements deliver

Patient satisfaction with Croydon Health Service’s outpatients departments has gone up to nearly 95% as the improvement programme for the service has continued to deliver positive change.

20 July 2015
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X-cellent news as new £1.1m X-ray suite opens at Croydon University Hospital

Following a £1.1m investment, the interventional radiology suite (also known as the interventional X-ray suite) at Croydon University Hospital has been fully refurbished. New high definition displays, separate men’s and women’s rooms and a bright and welcoming environment have transformed the unit, which uses detailed imaging to help perform delicate operations and medical procedures on patients.

14 July 2015
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Mr Mike Bailey steps up role as full Non-Executive Director of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

The Trust is pleased to be able to confirm that Mr Mike Bailey has been appointed as a full Non-Executive Director at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, where he will be working closely with the Trust’s medical staff to improve doctors’ training at the Trust.

02 July 2015
Keeping it cool – Lollies for patients as Croydon feels the heat

Patients at Croydon University Hospital were provided with ice lollies this week as part of a range of measures to ensure that patients, their families and staff kept as comfortable as possible on the hottest July day on record.

02 July 2015
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Health research in Croydon – 73 leading-edge projects showcased at Trust’s annual Research and Development day

More than 70 ground-breaking and pioneering projects were showcased by Trust staff at Croydon Health Services at the Trust’s 14th annual Research & Development Day.

01 July 2015
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Trust confirms appointment of new Medical Director

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has appointed Dr Nnenna Osuji as its new Medical Director. She will succeed the Trust’s current director, consultant surgeon Mr Steve Ebbs, when he retires from the Trust in August this year after more than 25 years of service.

26 June 2015
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