Self Care Week 2015

on .

Self care week

From Monday 16 to 22 November 2015, Self Care Week is being celebrated across the NHS. Self Care is all about looking after yourself and staving off poor health, as well as managing conditions which people already have. 

Be Self Care Aware

What is self care?

Self care is about looking after yourself in a healthy way. It can be anything from brushing your teeth, doing some exercise, managing common conditions (like headaches, colds and flu) or living with a long-term health problem, such as asthma or diabetes.

Self Care Week 2015

Self care for life

A different theme is chosen each year for Self Care Week and this year's theme focuses on Self care for life. This includes helping you better understand how to look after any minor ailments or long-term conditions you may have, and how to prevent ill health by choosing healthy options for good physical and mental wellbeing.

Critical care first at Basildon University Hospital as occupational therapist appointed

on .

BTUH story

Intensive care patients at Basildon University Hospital are the first in Essex to benefit from a dedicated occupational therapist to help with their rehabilitation.

Rakesh Guru is the unique position of becoming the first occupational therapist in a district general hospital to be based solely within the critical care units (CCU). He covers 25 CCU beds in Basildon University Hospital and The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.

Rakesh’s appointment will help with the Trust’s response to a Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) report in August which overall rated the hospital as ‘good’ but identified critical care as an area where improvements needed to be made.

Patients are in CCU for medical and surgical reasons and require the most intensive care and treatment. Research has shown the psychological and physical trauma of being in CCU is lessened the sooner occupational therapy begins. This also leads to less time spent in the unit and overall less time in hospital.

Autumn 2015 issue of CCG Insight

on .

Autumn 2015 insight

Thurrock CCG has released its latest edition of CCG Insight, a magazine packed full of information on healthcare in Thurrock plus details of the CCG and its partners' work in the community (click on the image to download).

The Autumn 2015 issue features articles on the new GP Health Hubs, The announcement of a new provider of talking therapies for mental health, and an interview with Christine Celentano, the CCG’s Head of Business Support.

This quarterly newsletter was launched by us to share health related information and provide a small window into the CCG's work. We hope you enjoy reading it, and please feel free to share with friends and family.

Useful diabetes information from Dr Bose

on .

Dr Bose, a clinical lead on Thurrock CCG’s Governing Body, has shared several useful documents on diabetes and the risks of developing the condition.

Read more...

Celebrating 10 years of helping families at Basildon University Hospital

on .

celebrate btuh

Fundraisers and families celebrated at a special event to mark 10 years since the opening of the Ronald McDonald House at Basildon University Hospital.

The three-bedroom bungalow was opened in 2005, was the seventh family hospital accommodation built in the UK, with a £250,000 donation from Ronald McDonald House Charities with a further £50,000 in donations from local people.

The aim was to provide families with a home-from-home while their child is in hospital and since opening the house has provided that to hundreds of families.

We use cookies to improve your experience of using this website. how we use cookies