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Read our second edition of Croydon Health News – a newsletter for our community and partners across the borough

Following on from our first edition of Croydon Health News in December, here is our March newsletter with information about developments here at the Trust since the start of the year.



24 March 2017
New Croydon Urgent Care Alliance to offer urgent GP appointments from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week

People in Croydon will soon have access to a wide range of urgent care services, including GP appointments available from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

15 March 2017
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Children’s Isolation room transformed into pond paradise

Beautiful, colourful images of pond life including frogs, ladybirds and butterflies now adorn the walls of the ‘Frog Isolation Room’ on the Rupert Bear paediatric ward at Croydon University Hospital, thanks to an £8,000 refurbishment project by Momentum children’s charity.

09 March 2017
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Newly refurbished bereavement suite opens at CUH thanks to community donations

A newly refurbished and extended bereavement suite was officially opened this week (Monday 06 March) at Croydon University Hospital thanks to a £50,000 donation by Al-Khair Foundation, an international humanitarian charity based in central Croydon.

09 March 2017
Big Conversation 1 web
Trust launches point of delivery teams (PODs) to enhance access to care

We are making it easier for you to contact us to manage your hospital appointments.

21 February 2017
Croydon Health Services exits Financial Special Measures

Trust has been taken out of Financial Special Measures after just seven months, NHS Improvement has announced today (20 February 2017).

20 February 2017
Share your views on our quality priorities for the coming year

Every year, we produce a Quality Account to demonstrate how well we are performing as a Trust around three measures - safer care, high quality care and patient experience. We have now identified five main quality improvement priorities which we would like to be our main focus for 2017/18.  

26 January 2017
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Croydon Mayor opens new Crystal Children’s Development Centre

The Mayor of Croydon has officially opened Croydon’s first Child Development Centre to provide multi-disciplinary services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

20 January 2017
Temporary use of our children’s surgical ward

There have been a number of media reports about the use of a children’s surgical ward to cope with current demand.

10 January 2017
Caring for Croydon at Christmas and preparing for the New Year

In the run up to Christmas, our staff worked very hard to ensure that, where possible, people could spend the festive season with loved ones and so we were able to discharge 119 people home on 23rd December. 

30 December 2016
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Welcoming CPFC footballers on our wards this festive season

Five players from Crystal Palace Football Club and their coach visited us today to spend time with children and elderly patients on our wards and to present them with gifts in the run-up to Christmas. 

09 December 2016
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Local children look inside our X-ray department for World Radiography Day

To celebrate World Radiography Day, on Tuesday 8 November, our X-ray department at Croydon University Hospital opened its doors to some young visitors, who had a chance to learn about bones and how X-rays are taken.

11 November 2016
Trust statement on Croydon tram derailment

Following the incident of a derailed tram in Croydon this morning, 31 people were brought to our Emergency Department for care and treatment.

10 November 2016
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Local children invited to look inside CUH X-ray department for World Radiography Day

The X-ray department at Croydon University Hospital is opening up its doors to local children to celebrate World Radiography Day on 8 November – and offering the chance to get a unique image of their favourite toy.

02 November 2016
LiA accreditation 2016
Croydon chosen as national case for supporting staff to deliver continued improvements in care

Croydon Health Services has been held up as an example to other NHS organisations for empowering staff to make changes which have benefited patients.

29 September 2016
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Hospital staff walking 22 miles across London to raise money for Croydon Children’s Emergency Department

Staff from Croydon University Hospital are walking 22 miles between London hospitals to raise money for new equipment to help improve emergency care facilities for children in the borough.

26 September 2016
Our staff and Carol Webster from Croydon Council visited the new site last week
New home for Croydon’s Crystal Children’s Development Centre

Children’s community health services for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are moving to a new home this weekend.

16 September 2016
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New service launched to improve the care of anaemia

The Trust has launched a new clinic to tackle iron deficiency anaemia, a condition thought to affect around 20,000 people in Croydon.

22 July 2016
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Keeping cool on the hottest day of the year

Today we have provided almost 500 ice lollies and extra water, as part of a range of measures to ensure that our patients are kept as comfortable as possible on the hottest day of the year.

19 July 2016
Please take extra care as the temperatures soar this week.

While most of us enjoy the warm sunshine, extreme heat can be a real health risk.

18 July 2016
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New alliance chosen to provide network of urgent care services in Croydon

Croydon Urgent Care Alliance1 – a new team made up of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, Croydon GP Collaborative and AT Medics – has been chosen by Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group as the preferred bidder to run a new network of urgent care services across the borough from April 2017.

11 July 2016
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Best Start showcases support being given to under-5s in Croydon
Local parents joined staff from Croydon Council and local health services this week to celebrate the first three months of a new project to give Croydon families and their children the ‘best start in life’.
08 July 2016
LiA accreditation 2016
Croydon Health Services celebrates another year of empowering staff to deliver improvements for patients

Trust has been recognised for the second year running for its commitment to empowering staff to make improvements to patient care.

29 June 2016
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
RD winner
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
School book donation
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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