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May 2020

Shiny George and Mariusz Wojtak
Nurses Mariusz and Shiny reflect on their intensive care redeployment

Orthopaedic scrub nurse Mariusz Wojtak and Billericay ward’s senior sister Shiny George both volunteered to support the ITU team.

Charlotte Garrard and Michelle Roberts
Shielding nurse Charlotte makes goody bags for colleagues and key workers

Nurse Charlotte Garrard has used her enforced absence from Broomfield’s Adult Burns ward to make over 300 scrub bags filled with essentials for her colleagues and local key workers.

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MediShout app to launch across MSE hospitals

MediShout – the app that allows staff to report problems with equipment, facilities or stock – is launching across all MSE hospitals on Tuesday 2 June after a successful trial at Basildon.

Chaplaincy team

Chaplain Tim Blake explains how his team have been supporting staff, patients and patients’ families during COVID

Chaplains Tim Blake, Sue Malam and Meymans Sala are a vital link between families and patients, and the challenges of COVID have also seen them take on a more prominent role supporting the workforce at Broomfield.


Digital monitoring platform
MSEFT takes big step in transformation of post-treatment care of patients recovering from cancer 

Post-treatment cancer patients in mid and south Essex are to gain more control over their on-going care and support, thanks to a new remote digital monitoring platform.

Father and son beat coronavirus
Retired police officer Alan, 57, joins research trial as he beats COVID alongside son 

As a former officer with the Metropolitan Police, Alan Mitchell was perhaps used to feeling scared. But he was never more scared than when coronavirus left him on a hospital ventilator, fighting for his life.

Kate Ledbury and Kati O’Brien
Newly qualified junior doctors respond to the COVID-19 call

Twenty-four newly-qualified junior doctors have responded to the challenge of COVID-19 by starting their roles at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust several months early.

PPE being produced at Bender International
Local business goes from fashion to fighting Covid-19

A Brentwood company has stepped up to support its local hospitals. Anne and Jim Bender’s company, Bender International, have supplied denim fashion to big retailers such as Next for many years but realised they could help out the NHS with personal protective equipment (PPE).

Facilities team with mops
Praise for Estates and Facilities team on their world day

The department’s 1400 staff have been described as the Trust’s ‘unsung heroes’ by chief executive Clare Panniker on World Facilities Management day.

COVID test

New digital platform helps key workers access COVID-19 testing

Key workers in mid and south Essex are using a digital system to book COVID-19 tests thanks to a collaboration between the Trust, the Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership, and Shift Partner – an app created by consultant Dilshan Arawwawala.

Rainbow art at Southend
International Nurses' Day celebrated across our hospitals

Nursing staff joined together on Tuesday 12 May to celebrate International Nurses’ Day and mark the 200th  anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale. 

Olivia Pether delivers letters to Bardfield
How Patient Experience are helping families to stay in touch with their loved ones

The team have delivered over 100 pieces of post to patients on wards.

Phil and Rebecca Townsend

Midwives go the extra mile for families during coronavirus restrictions  

MSE midwives have received glowing feedback from families.

A day to celebrate the midwives across our hospitals

A day to celebrate the midwives across our hospitals 

Each year the International Confederations of Midwives comes up with a campaign theme to motivate its members and partners to raise awareness about the status of midwives and the essential care they provide to mothers and their newborns.

NHS still here for you

NHS Still Here For You, No Matter What

Health leaders across mid and south Essex are reminding patients that GP services, pharmacies, NHS 111, out-of-hours services and emergency departments are all still available to patients.

Nigel and Wendy Cole

Husband and wife who survived COVID-19 thank “phenomenal” staff

Nigel and Wendy Cole have paid tribute to Broomfield staff after both recovered from COVID-19 after treatment in intensive care.

Nurses Geminie Ellis and Anna Bayley

St Andrew's nurses run to raise money for frontline colleagues

Nurses Geminie Ellis and Anna Bayley are running 400km in four weeks to raise money for staff working on COVID wards.