David Chennells: My ten year journey with a brain injury

IT all began one Thursday morning 10 years ago and 10 days after my 26th birthday (on 10th May 2007), when I was cycling to work. I started to experience what I can only describe as weird sensations which lasted for about 20 seconds, before I suddenly collapsed, fell down in the middle of the road and then blacked out.

Princess Alexandra Hospital “extremely busy” after cyber hack hits NHS

STATEMENT by Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH): “Currently we have not been affected by the cyber attack. Some networks and systems have been taken offline temporary to protect patients.

Princess Alexandra’s Marc set to attempt incredible ten peak challenge

MARC Rhodes, Business Intelligence Developer for Princess Alexandra Hospital is attempting an incredible solo challenge.

Heart Awareness Day In Harlow

THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has raised awareness about heart failure alongside the European-wide initiative, Heart Failure Awareness Day

Harlow’s Community Farm to host Well-Being Day

AS Part of Mental Health Awareness Week the Herts and Essex Community Farm in Foldcroft, Harlow will be hosting a Wellbeing Day.

Time to talk: learn about end of life issues as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week in Harlow

CANCER information and support is coming to Harlow on Wednesday 10 May and Thursday 11 May, courtesy of Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service.

Princess Alexandra Hospital back heart failure initiative

THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is raising awareness about heart failure alongside the European-wide initiative, Heart Failure Awareness Day, on Friday 5 May 2017.

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


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