Hard-hitting campaign targets women in Harlow the smoke during pregnancy

NEW figures have revealed that during 2015/16, around one in ten pregnant women in Essex were smokers at the time of having their babies.

More funding for Neo-Natal at Princess Alexandra Hospital

NEONATAL advanced life support is one of the vital maternity areas that will improve through new training funding of £50,333. The money comes from Health Education England’s Maternity Safety Training Fund programme, following their announcement today.

Liam Byrne MP meets with ADAS and Cllr Ian Beckett to discuss the Children of Alcoholics Manifesto

MP Liam Byrne met Harlow Councillor Ian Beckett, and ADAS’s Chair of Trustees Susan Cross and Chief Executive Gareth Clement, to talk about the Children of Alcoholics Manifesto and to learn more about ADAS’s vital work

Harlow business leader and councillor say “More than a talking shop needed for mental health changes”.

IAN Hudson from Harlow & District Chamber of Commerce and Councillor Ian Beckett, Harlow Council’s Mental Health Champion have committed to do more to help local businesses rise to the challenges of mental health in the workplace.

Healthwatch Ambassador wins Lifetime Achievement Award

HEALTHWATCH Essex Ambassador wins prestigious national Lifetime Achievement Award for achieving ‘sustained positive change’

Healthwatch Harriet grills the bosses

SHE IS the next big thing in broadcasting and she doesn’t pull any punches. Cutting to the chase and getting answers to the questions that people daren’t ask, she commands respect not because of her years or experience, but through her sheer force of will. She is Healthwatch Harriet and she isn’t taking no for an answer.

Fundraising help but new resuscitation room at Princess Alexandra

THE resuscitation room at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow has benefited from a refurbishment after fundraising by the Emergency Department and ITU.

Health champions hit target for Dry January

Cllr Ian Beckett and Gareth Clement reprised their successful partnership after raising a similar amount in 2015. With only a few hours left to go on 31st January this year they had raised a total of £1,013.75 including Gift Aid.

Princess Alexandra Hospital still under pressure

PRESSURES within Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow continue to be high. A spokesperson for PAH said: “The Trust is currently operating at Operational Pressure Escalation Level 3.

Pressures slightly ease at Princess Alexandra Hospital

THE PRESSURES on Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) are still quite intense but have slightly eased today.

Don’t fall ill in Harlow as “no beds crisis” at Princess Alexandra fully revealed

PRINCESS Alexandra hospital did not have a single bed free in any general or acute care ward for 27 days in December, shocking official figures reveal.

Princess Alexandra’s A and E Department continues to struggle to cope

PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Harlow has made an appeal to residents as pressures continue to mount on it’s services.

Students perform for children at Princess Alexandra Hospital

PERFORMING arts students from Hertford Regional College produced their very own puppet show with children on Dolphin Ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital on Friday 9 December.

Healthwatch Ambassador nominated for lifetime achievement award

HEALTHWATCH Essex Mental Health Ambassador John Wills has been shortlisted for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Directory of Social Change.

Poorly children from Dolphin Ward enjoy Christmas gifts thanks to Harvey Centre

CHILDREN from the Dolphin Ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital were bale to enjoy a Dine with Santa event recently

Healthwatch Essex study looks at hospital discharge stats

HEALTHWATCH Essex has published their most significant report to date following an innovative research study that looked at hospital discharge processes first hand, involving almost 200 hours of observation and over 200 interviews with patients, staff, and family carers.

New digital tool to help Harlow patients

A NEW digital tool to help people find local health services and advice has been launched in Harlow. As part of the Evening and Weekend GP service, the Health help Now web site

Cash boost for Williams Day Unit at Princess Alexandra

THE Charity Fund at Princess Alexandra Hospital has received a fantastic donation of £20,000 for the Williams Day Unit. The Unit delivers treatment to oncology and haematology patients which is often ongoing and needs the insertion of a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter.

Harlow woman set to host Sunday singalong for Alzheimer’s

A HARLOW woman is set to hold a Sunday Singalong in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Hannah Hood, 30, is fundraising for her nan, Beatrice Hood, 85, who has Alzheimer’s.

Stellar Healthcare win prestigious award

DEBBIE Bodhanya, CEO of Stellar Healthcare has won the prestigious Health Education England leadership award in the category of Leading Systems Transformation.

Go dry in Harlow this January

WANT to feel good and do some good this January? After all the over-indulgence of the festive season, why not take part in St Clare Hospice’s JanuDry challenge and turn those pints into pounds for your local Hospice!

Healthwatch Essex looking for help in mental health study

HEALTHWATCH Essex is looking for people to take part in focus groups as part of the latest research study being conducted into how people who sometimes experience sadness, stress or anxiety take care of their mental health.

Caring staff at new minor injuries unit get patient praise

A team of exceptional nurses is celebrating a move into a special dedicated unit for patients with minor injuries at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and the great news is: patients are already giving this the thumbs up.

Princess Alexandra Hospital highlights flu risk to mark world lung health day

AS winter approaches, we all need to be prepared for the health challenges the cold weather brings, but for some people winter poses more risks than most.


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