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April 2020

Maternity Services - Online self-referral
Launch of the Maternity Direct service 

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Maternity Direct service which is now available for all pregnant women.

Dr Louise Howitt
Doctor Louise swaps the Royal Ballet for Broomfield

After four years away from medicine, Dr Louise Howitt has returned to help the fight against coronavirus.

Dr Babu with Joshua and Suzy Newman
Dr Babu film wins national charity award

The film of paediatric consultant Mahesh Babu being reunited with seven-year-old Joshua Newman – the boy he saved at birth – won the People’s Choice award at the national Charity Film Awards.

C block ward signs

How Estates and Facilities are helping to shut the door on infection in C block

Writtle, Lister, Baddow and Braxted wards now have doors fitted to their bay areas that allow staff to isolate patients with suspected or confirmed infections.

Hearts in the atrium
Hearts in the atrium celebrate recovering coronavirus patients

Patients who are discharged from Broomfield after recovering from COVID-19 will now have their names added to one of two giant hearts in the atrium.

Wellbeing hubs at Basildon, Southend and Broomfield

Hospital wellbeing hubs are a huge hit with staff 

New wellbeing hubs have been created at Basildon, Broomfield and Southend hospitals, offering Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust staff a quiet and comfortable space to relax and reflect in their breaks from their demanding work during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Graham Gooch - Essex Cricket donation

Tasty delivery from cricket legend Gooch

Former England cricket captain Graham Gooch delivered lunch to Broomfield staff as part of Essex Cricket’s initiative to support hospitals in our region.

Tim Mepham
“I owe my life to the doctors and nurses” – Tim Mepham, 38, donates to ICU and Frailty after Covid-19 recovery  

Pub manager Tim Mepham, 38, paid tribute to Broomfield staff after recovering from COVID-19 and donating 80 Easter eggs to the hospital as a thank you.

Dan Spooner - Rainbow Badges - 18-4-19
Dan Spooner on returning to work after self-isolation  

Deputy director of nursing Dan Spooner has made a full recovery and returned to work after testing positive for COVID-19.

Colin Harper - garden runner
Runner Colin completes back garden marathon for Broomfield  

Marathon man Colin Harper completed 500 laps of his garden during lockdown to cover 26.2 miles and raise £1,900 for the hospital charity.