AFTER a steady decrease over the last five years, the overall under 18 conception rate in Essex recorded in 2018 is now 14.1 per 1000, which is below the national and regional levels.
Health: Patients at Princess Alexandra to benefit from purpose-built Frailty Short Stay Unit this winter
PATIENTS at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) will be able to benefit from a purpose-built Frailty Short Stay Unit this winter. PAHT has received an investment of £400,000 from the Department of Health and Social Care to support the hospital to improve patient experience for those accessing its frailty services. The Frailty Short […]
THE scheme has been extended. If you were eligible for the first grant and can confirm to HMRC that your business has been adversely affected on or after 14 July 2020, you’ll be able to make a claim for a second and final grant from 17 August 2020.
NEW research released today has warned of the risk of a surge in long term unemployment among the over-50s, with experts calling for urgent action from government to ensure older workers are not left behind.
THERE not been any deaths at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow for eleven weeks. The last death was recorded on May 25th, 2020. There were two recorded deaths in English hospitals on August 9th. These figures do (sadly) get adjusted but the deaths for the last seven days in England have been: 2,2,4,5,3,6,10 You may […]
ESSEX Care Homes have been given the go-ahead to decide whether to allow visitors, after the Government published a recent update on visiting arrangements.
A LONG-standing supporter of the incredible work that is done by the Harlow Stroke Support and Rehab Centre, Robert Halfon MP has helped secure a £2,000 donation from a local company-founder to the community group.
THE head of public health in Essex has admitted to being terrified as he spelled out a conservative estimate of at least as many deaths this winter involving Covid-19 as the county saw during the virus’ first wave.
MIND in West Essex’s Mental Health Support Team working with Children, Young People and Families is offering a free 4-week course for parents/carers of primary aged children with anxiety.
RAINBOW Services are currently recruiting volunteers who will be placed ‘on hold’ for any future crisis management needs should we experience another Covid-19 spike or local lockdown.
NEWSPAPERS have been urged not to splash on suicide stories in new guidance issued by a mental health charity.
Princess Alexandra bosses concerned there are ‘insufficient skills and capability’ to build new hospital
THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust was one of six to receive a share of £2.7bn of funding to build a new hospital last year as part of the first phase of the government’s health infrastructure plan (HIP).
WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group held it’s very first virtual AGM yesterday (July 30) amid the Coronavirus pandemic
HARLOW resident Elliott Wollen has been shielding for nearly five months.
BOSSES at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) have given more details of their move to Kao Park near Church Langley.
THE Health Lottery, which helps tackle health inequality and isolation across Great Britain, has announced that the level of funding to the thousands of charities and projects it supports will increase by over 25%.
A GOVERNMENT scheme offering £50 bike repair vouchers will launch in England on Tuesday as part of plans to boost cycling and walking reports the BBC. An initial 50,000 vouchers will be made available online later in the day on a first-come, first-served basis. The prime minister also announced that bikes will be made available […]
Outstanding CQC rated End of Life Care team to present at board meeting Join the board meeting at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) and watch their outstanding CQC rated End of Life Care Team present their achievements over the last 18 months. Everyone is welcome to attend the virtual public board meeting on […]
THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust oversees three hospitals in the region, serving over 350,000 people and joins Pearson Education, Arrow, Raytheon and Virgin Care Services at Kao Park.
Families in Harlow are being urged to talk about organ donation as public support grows and the law changes
NEW figures published today by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) show that last year (2019/20) 1,580 people in the UK donated their organs after they died. In Essex, 42 people gave the gift of life, by donating their organs after death.
THERE not been any deaths at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow for two months. The last death was recorded on May 25th, 2020.
LEE WOOD is a young man who has recently taken up running. He is loving it and was putting in some impressive times (sub-18 for 5k).
BEING obese or overweight puts you at greater risk of serious illness or death from Covid-19, experts say after examining existing studies.
A NEW medical director has been appointed at the NHS trust which runs Bishop’s Stortford’s hospital.