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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting members of the public to its next Board and AGM meetings which takes place Thursday 30 July, 2020.
FULL guidance on wearing face coverings in shops in England has been released, less than 12 hours before the new rules come into force reports the BBC.
A HARLOW photographer undertook a special photoshoot as his way of saying thank you to the NHS during Covid-19.
NATIONAL charity Versus Arthritis warned of the urgent need to prioritise NHS recovery plans to support millions of people with arthritis who have borne the brunt of disruption to treatment and surgery caused by Covid-19. Many now face waiting in pain for years for life-changing treatments such as joint replacement surgery.
HARLOW Coronavirus People Before Profit heard from Clare from Harlow about the impact being shielded had on herself and her wider family. Whilst Clare’s experience is not unique, they have heard from many people in the clinically extremely vulnerable group who have felt guilty about how the impact of them shielding has had on their […]
THE NUMBER of deaths reported to NHS England by Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) remains at 201. There have been no recorded deaths in last forty eight days. The last death was registered on May 25th. YH has asked the press office at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) to detail how many “active” cases of Covid-19 they […]
WEARING a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England is to become mandatory from 24 July.
HEALTH Secretary Jeanne Freeman announces that the breast cancer screening programme, paused since 20 March because of the coronavirus pandemic, will resume. Anyone invited for a screening before services were halted, or who wasn’t able to attend, or had their appointment cancelled for any reason, will receive a letter in the coming weeks. If an […]
A SPECIAL NHS72 Spitfire plane flew over the skies as part of a celebration of all the work the NHS did over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It had a set course and times. The timetable said it would be passing over Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) at 10.43 am on Friday morning. Sure enough, staff came […]
THERE is no doubt that the last few months have presented unprecedented challenges for health services and nursing staff across the NHS, primary care, independent sector and community services.
A PATIENT who has recently been discharged from The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has shared his story and words of appreciation to the staff for the “fantastic treatment” he received during his nine-week fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).
THE RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in abandoned animals and fears the fallout from the Covid crisis could see more owners struggling to keep their pets. Typically, the charity sees abandonment peak in the summer months. Between June and August 2019, 16,519 animals were reported abandoned to the RSPCA which accounts for 30% […]