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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.

Princess Alexandra crisis : What the inspection said

SHORTAGES of staff across disciplines coupled with increased capacity meant that services did not always protect patients from avoidable harm, impacted upon seven day provision of services and meant that patients were not always treated in wards that specialised in the care of health issues.

New leg ulcer clinics launched for Harlow

LEG ulcers are a long-term condition which can cause unnecessary suffering and a loss of quality of life for patients. NHS West Essex CCG is pleased to be launching this excellent new service.

Positive signs for World Mental Health Day

MONDAY 10th October is World Mental Health Day and Harlow Council’s Mental Health Champion Cllr Ian Beckett says it’s time that we saw the day as a day of celebration.

Parents start petition after daughter struck down with brain tumour

LIKE most girls her age, former Harlow girl Kaleigh enjoys being a princess, attending dance lessons, singing, swimming and playing with her friends. But more importantly being the loving daughter to us and the caring big sister to her 4 year old brother Carson.

Harlow smokers can kick the habit with Stoptober

THIS October, we are urging Essex smokers to sign up to Stoptober, a Public Health England campaign encouraging people to stop smoking for 28 days, offering support and encouragement every step of the way.

Finalists for Best of West Awards 2016 announced

INSPIRATIONAL volunteers, pharmacists and health professionals all feature in the Best of West Awards shortlist announced today by NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Upgrade for health facilities in Harlow

THE Government has today (Tuesday, 23 August) awarded £819,000 to the North and South Essex Partnership University NHS Trusts to upgrade health-based places of safety which provide vital support for those in mental health crisis in the region.

Princess Alexandra terminates hospital at home contract

A POPULAR hospital service has been brought back in-house a month earlier than expected due to “unforeseen circumstances”. Bosses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow today announced the contract for Hospital at Home, which has been run by ORLA Healthcare since 2014, has been terminated.

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