NHS partnership announces two additional events for public consultation

Two additional public discussion events have been announced by the NHS in mid and south Essex, as part of a consultation on proposed changes to some local services. A number of events have already been held across mid and south Essex and many people have booked places at the remaining events. Now two additional events have been arranged as follows:

Southend-on-Sea

6.30pm-8.30pm

Wednesday 7 March

Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Cervical screening tests

You may have read in the media that a re-screen is currently taking place of a number of cervical screening tests. This is because an issue was identified in the cervical screening lab service provided by Pathology First following a routine Public Health England Screening Quality Assurance visit in June 2017.

Click here to read a statement from Southend Hospital.

Local residents urged to spot the signs of sepsis

The NHS in south east Essex is launching a campaign with health and care professionals and the wider public to raise awareness of sepsis, the life-threatening condition which claims thousands of lives a year in the UK.

The campaign is principally aimed at parents and carers of young children aged 0-4 and will include a new film featuring a local mum, Sophie, from Leigh-on Sea, whose baby son George was diagnosed with sepsis at the end of last year (2017). Sophie shared her story on a popular Facebook forum called ‘8 out of 10 Mums’ and agreed to join forces with the local NHS to raise awareness of the condition.

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