Hospital owes new courtesy 'legacy' to terminally ill doctor

Your Local Guardian:

1:08pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

Saying ‘Hello, my name is . . .’ can get forgotten by medical staff when they are rushing around the wards treating patients. But at Croydon University Hospital they are taking the words very seriously after adopting the campaign of terminally ill doctor Kate Granger.

Woman dies while waiting more than an hour for an ambulance

Your Local Guardian:

11:20am Wednesday 21st January 2015

London Ambulance Service has apologised after a woman died in her home while waiting more than an hour for an ambulance to arrive.

Testicular cancer survivor thanks hospital by taking part in Marsden March

Your Local Guardian:

10:55am Wednesday 14th January 2015

A testicular cancer survivor is taking part in a 14 mile walk to raise money for the hospital that helped him beat the disease.

Blind, paralysed multiple sclerosis sufferer has five hour wait for ambulance

Your Local Guardian:

9:50am Wednesday 14th January 2015

James Gardner’s sister Janice Mabert has written to her MP Jim Dowd and to Croydon North MP Steve Reed calling for Parliament to get a grip on the NHS after her brother waited almost five hours for an ambulance.

Patient has to hold in lower intestine while he endures six week wait for operation

Your Local Guardian:

9:30am Wednesday 14th January 2015

Patients in desperate need of surgery are being turned away, ambulances carrying patients are being forced to park and wait outside and hundreds are enduring many hours waiting for care as Croydon University Hospital has struggled to cope with demand this winter.

Health services in Croydon '£25m underfunded'

Your Local Guardian:

3:57pm Wednesday 7th January 2015

Croydon’s health services is set to benefit from an extra £27.8m in Government cash – but will still be £25m short on what is needed.


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