Help your Echo raise cash for Southend Hospital's Keyhole Cancer Appeal

Help your Echo raise cash for Southend Hospital's Keyhole Cancer Appeal

Help your Echo raise cash for Southend Hospital's Keyhole Cancer Appeal

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THE Echo is today backing a new appeal at Southend Hospital to raise £600,000 to allow surgeons to perform keyhole surgery in 21st-century conditions.

Laporoscopic surgery has become a mainstay of surgical procedures, allowing a range of conditions to be treated with tiny incisions, rather than patients undergoing debilitating open surgery.

Southend Hospital’s Charitable Foundation has launched the new Keyhole Cancer Appeal to pay for a new state-of-the-art keyhole surgery theatre suite, which is being supported by the Echo.

We are urging our generous readers to  get behind the campaign. You can donate here: Keyhole Cancer appeal - Echo donation form.doc

The appeal will enable surgeons to perform the latest and most complex keyhole procedures for patients undergoing cancer and general surgery. At the heart of the new theatre will be some of the most advanced camera systems in Europe.

Hundreds of Southend patients are likely to benefit each year, including those suffering with bowel and prostate cancer, or gynaecological conditions.

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6:41am Mon 11 Aug 14

Eric the Red says...

Am I being over-cynical here - but don't we pay taxes/NI for the National Health Service - the same NHS that treats thousands of foreign 'health tourists' who get free treatment at our expense?
Am I being over-cynical here - but don't we pay taxes/NI for the National Health Service - the same NHS that treats thousands of foreign 'health tourists' who get free treatment at our expense? Eric the Red
  • Score: 9

7:01am Mon 11 Aug 14

Happy Chickie says...

Eric the Red wrote:
Am I being over-cynical here - but don't we pay taxes/NI for the National Health Service - the same NHS that treats thousands of foreign 'health tourists' who get free treatment at our expense?
Exactly. I pay an enormous amount in NI and taxes so if the Echo wants to give their money, feel free to. I'm not giving any.
[quote][p][bold]Eric the Red[/bold] wrote: Am I being over-cynical here - but don't we pay taxes/NI for the National Health Service - the same NHS that treats thousands of foreign 'health tourists' who get free treatment at our expense?[/p][/quote]Exactly. I pay an enormous amount in NI and taxes so if the Echo wants to give their money, feel free to. I'm not giving any. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 10

8:26am Mon 11 Aug 14

the citizen says...

Without sounding like as Leftie...the State should be paying for this. I find myself agreeing with the two previous postings. Stop giving cosmetic surgery as a freebie (got small boobs ?...get over it)....start charging for alcohol related and sport related, and obesity injuries. Stop the health tourism - unless they pay an insurance premium, so the NHS doesn't carry the bill. Stop wasting money on failed IT projects, top heavy management wage structures etc Windfall taxes that are ringfenced for projects like this. There should be plenty of money to go around. Offer a sponsorship deal or naming rights? There must be some egotistical person or company who is filthy rich and would like to be remembered by having their name plastered all over a keyhole surgery unit? It works for football stadiums (except Roots Hall)
Without sounding like as Leftie...the State should be paying for this. I find myself agreeing with the two previous postings. Stop giving cosmetic surgery as a freebie (got small boobs ?...get over it)....start charging for alcohol related and sport related, and obesity injuries. Stop the health tourism - unless they pay an insurance premium, so the NHS doesn't carry the bill. Stop wasting money on failed IT projects, top heavy management wage structures etc Windfall taxes that are ringfenced for projects like this. There should be plenty of money to go around. Offer a sponsorship deal or naming rights? There must be some egotistical person or company who is filthy rich and would like to be remembered by having their name plastered all over a keyhole surgery unit? It works for football stadiums (except Roots Hall) the citizen
  • Score: 8

9:28am Mon 11 Aug 14

Eric the Red says...

the citizen wrote:
Without sounding like as Leftie...the State should be paying for this. I find myself agreeing with the two previous postings. Stop giving cosmetic surgery as a freebie (got small boobs ?...get over it)....start charging for alcohol related and sport related, and obesity injuries. Stop the health tourism - unless they pay an insurance premium, so the NHS doesn't carry the bill. Stop wasting money on failed IT projects, top heavy management wage structures etc Windfall taxes that are ringfenced for projects like this. There should be plenty of money to go around. Offer a sponsorship deal or naming rights? There must be some egotistical person or company who is filthy rich and would like to be remembered by having their name plastered all over a keyhole surgery unit? It works for football stadiums (except Roots Hall)
Next there'll be a whip round to pay for an administrator's six-figure salary.
[quote][p][bold]the citizen[/bold] wrote: Without sounding like as Leftie...the State should be paying for this. I find myself agreeing with the two previous postings. Stop giving cosmetic surgery as a freebie (got small boobs ?...get over it)....start charging for alcohol related and sport related, and obesity injuries. Stop the health tourism - unless they pay an insurance premium, so the NHS doesn't carry the bill. Stop wasting money on failed IT projects, top heavy management wage structures etc Windfall taxes that are ringfenced for projects like this. There should be plenty of money to go around. Offer a sponsorship deal or naming rights? There must be some egotistical person or company who is filthy rich and would like to be remembered by having their name plastered all over a keyhole surgery unit? It works for football stadiums (except Roots Hall)[/p][/quote]Next there'll be a whip round to pay for an administrator's six-figure salary. Eric the Red
  • Score: 5

10:46am Tue 12 Aug 14

stopmoaning1 says...

A good start will be to cancel the recent overinflated hospital executives pay rise and put that towards this appeal.
How on earth can they pay such huge pay rises then have the audacity to launch a charitable appeal only weeks later?
A good start will be to cancel the recent overinflated hospital executives pay rise and put that towards this appeal. How on earth can they pay such huge pay rises then have the audacity to launch a charitable appeal only weeks later? stopmoaning1
  • Score: 16

5:41pm Tue 12 Aug 14

jolllyboy says...

The timing is not good to be sure - how about the top lady donating a years rise for a start !
Having said that anything to improve things for LOCAL RESIDENTS has to be good. It must be enforced that of foreigners do not pay then their country must be billed !
The timing is not good to be sure - how about the top lady donating a years rise for a start ! Having said that anything to improve things for LOCAL RESIDENTS has to be good. It must be enforced that of foreigners do not pay then their country must be billed ! jolllyboy
  • Score: 7

5:13pm Fri 15 Aug 14

runwellian says...

Many of the services provided at southend Hospital are available due to public donations, breast scanners, MRI scanners etc even basic equipment on wards like syringe pumps.

what we need to ask ourselves is what kind of service will we have without local public donations and what happens to all this equipment if / when the NHS goes private?
Many of the services provided at southend Hospital are available due to public donations, breast scanners, MRI scanners etc even basic equipment on wards like syringe pumps. what we need to ask ourselves is what kind of service will we have without local public donations and what happens to all this equipment if / when the NHS goes private? runwellian
  • Score: 0

6:49pm Fri 15 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Thats what my National Insurance contribution is for, though obviously not all of my/your contribution goes to the NHS, that is the problem, never mind the obvious drain on financial resources being drained on foreigners
Thats what my National Insurance contribution is for, though obviously not all of my/your contribution goes to the NHS, that is the problem, never mind the obvious drain on financial resources being drained on foreigners sesibollox
  • Score: 6

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