Volunteers needed for Alzheimers Walking Group. Full details on poster.
TEENAGERS from the age of 16 across Essex are able to get free condoms following the launch of an innovative new app.
WITH the recent unprecedented levels of hot weather, Essex County Council’s (ECC) Public Health team is encouraging residents to have fun in the sun but know their limits when it comes to alcohol.
DO you have an illness that is getting you down and affecting your life? Or maybe you are worried about someone in your family? Or a friend? Do you need more information?
Uptake for bowel cancer screening in south Essex is the worst in the East of England, new figures has shown. Just 57 per cent of people under the care of Basildon and Brentwood CCG are taking advantage of a free bowel cancer screening test that has the potential to save lives. It is only marginally […]
THE allergy team at Evelina London is using a fluffy toy known as a ‘Worry Monster’ to help children with severe allergies to manage anxieties they have about their condition.
A HARLOW organisation dedicated to helping people recover from alcoholism has opened its new recovery suite.
THOUSANDS of Essex’s abused children let down by failing NHS mental health plans
THE life expectancy gap between rich and poor people in England has been widening for nearly two decades. The rich stay healthy longer. The poor die younger. That bleak assessment is based on national data. The figures for each ward in Harlow are below. Men in the Toddbrook are have the lowest life expectancy, Women […]
PEOPLE with “hidden disabilities” including autism and mental health conditions will become eligible for blue badge parking permits under the largest overhaul of the system in 40 years.
A West Essex and East Herts hospice charity has helped to make a patient’s dream come true after a social media campaign led to a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with Formula 1 superstar, Lewis Hamilton.
THE wonderful surroundings of the Harlow Town Park was the venue for the launch of the Essex-wide livewell campaign. Supported by a large number of local authorities across the county, the health and well being campaign aims to get more residents living healthier lives. Our cameras went down to see the opening speeches by the […]
Report reveals “patchy picture” of information young people receive about public health issues in school.
The YEAH!3 report, which completes a trilogy of pieces of research which look at health and social care for young people in Essex, found that learning about public health topics differed from school to school and children varied in age at the time when they were introduced to certain topics.
THE NICU (Neonatal intensive care unit) hosted it’s first reunion on the 15th July.
DECADES of data show non-smokers can have better outcomes after operations and often live longer than those who continue to smoke.
ON SUNDAY afternoon at the Paringdon Club in Harlow, a special afternoon will be held for all who have been cared for by the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH).
MEMBERS of the NHS family gathered at the Harvey Centre on Thursday too celebrate its 70th birthday.
ON the 30th June 2018, Dr Asmah Hassan Syed and her Consultant Dr Deb Ghosh set off at 05:30am with 52 miles of road to eat up. Their motivation; fight against obesity and liver disease and to raised funds towards the fibroscanner for Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH).
THIS didn’t happen in Harlow, but it might just as well. It’s a regular scenario up and down the country. The people on the receiving end of this lack of care, their family, and their friends, ask me from time to time “what’s the point of raising awareness when the lack of support is so obvious, so despairing, and so devastating?
BREAST reductions and operations to stop people snoring are on NHS bosses’ hit-list of 17 routine procedures that could be cut to save £200 million annually.
PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital in Town centre to answer your healthy living questions during NHS 70th birthday celebrations
PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital’s Dr Deb Ghosh is taking on a major running challenge on Saturday June 30th.
THE number of people waiting for treatment at Princess Alexandra Hospital has also increased since April 2017, though the total is down from the 19,907 in 2016.
NEW types of anti-coagulant drugs are causing delays in operations for serious leg fractures, the board of directors for Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital heard.