Reaccreditation for emergency preparedness at Basildon University Hospital

Once again Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is flying the kite mark for emergency preparedness.

The Trust had to demonstrate to the British Standards Institute (BSI) how its business continuity plans would ensure we continue to provide patient care during an unexpected crisis or emergency. These might include a flu epidemic, a terrorist attack or a loss of power, telephone or IT systems.

Hot weather is here - think how it will affect you

The Met Office says hot weather likely to impact health has arrived.

Please take extra care in this spell of extremely warm weather which has triggered a Level Three heatwave action alert.

This means temperatures are high enough to have a significant impact on health. Please follow our advice to protect yourself and your family from the possible health effects of hot weather. Please look out for others, especially those in vulnerable groups such as older people, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses.