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Covid-19

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IT IS heartening to see so many Rainbows of Hope across the town. Here is another selection. This beautiful rainbow can be seen outside Roydon Primary Academy. We noticed these two posters as we passed by Henry Moore Primary Academy in Church Langley Well done…

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HARLOW Council’s political leaders have sent their condolences to The Princess Alexandra Hospital after the news of the death of midwife, Lynsay Coventry, who had tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19). Councillor Mark Ingall, Leader of the Council (Labour) and Councillor Andrew Johnson, Leader of the…

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THE National Domestic Abuse helpline has seen a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help since the lockdown, the charity Refuge says. It received hundreds more calls last week compared to two weeks earlier, the charity which runs the helpline said. Campaigners have…

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RESIDENTS across the town have been touched by the messages of hope left all over the town. Whole families have been doing their bit to raise people’s spirits. We were contacted by Alan O’Mahoney contacted us and left this message. “I wanted to share a…

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LOCAL authorities in England have been handed new powers to hold public meetings virtually by using video or telephone conferencing technology from Saturday (4 April 2020). The government has temporarily removed the legal requirement for local authorities to hold public meetings in person during the…

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ROBERT Halfon MP has called on the Government to grant emergency funding to support charities, volunteers organisations and social enterprises delivering vital services in Harlow, amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a cross-party letter to the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, signed by over 236 MPs and Peers,…

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Blogpost by Lucia Glynn Head of Operations at BMAT THE call came from one of our Assistant CEOs, the second day after we returned from February half-term. Two pupils, siblings, at one of our secondary schools had returned from a skiing holiday in northern Italy,…

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THE death of a much-loved midwife who worked at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow has been announced. Lance McCarthy, chief executive of the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT), said: “It is with great sadness that I confirm the death of Lynsay Coventry, 54, a…

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Statement on behalf of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Lance McCarthy, chief executive, for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly, seven patients, aged between 69 and 86, who had underlying conditions, have passed away at The Princess Alexandra…

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DUE to the coronavirus outbreak and enquiries from local community organisations and Harlow Council, HTS has been really pleased that having sourced some personal protection equipment (PPE) for their employees. They have also been able to support St Clare Hospice with some supplies of hand…

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COLLEGE SUPPORTING FRONTLINE NHS WITH VITAL EQUIPMENT A COLLABORATIVE approach across different sectors has enabled staff at Harlow College to begin the manufacture of vital personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline NHS staff. The Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC), part of Harlow College,…

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CORONAVIRUS has created a three-fold “perfect storm” for abusers to groom children online by taking advantage of the crisis, the NSPCC is warning. The charity said while tech firms have had to scale back on moderators who combat sexual abuse, offenders are seeing an unprecedented…

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PEOPLE with learning disabilities have been told by GP surgeries they are unlikely to be prioritised for mechanical ventilation if they contract covid-19, because they could be too “frail”, Health Service Journal has learned. https://www.hsj.co.uk/coronavirus/learning-disabilities-patients-told-they-may-be-too-frail-for-mechanical-ventilation-if-they-get-covid-19/7027318.article?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=newsfeed HSJ has seen one example of a letter which was…

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Statement on behalf of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust Lance McCarthy, chief executive, for The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust said: “We can confirm that sadly, four patients, aged between 19 and 94, who had underlying conditions, have passed away at The Princess Alexandra…

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AN online appeal for supplies and everyday essentials to support the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, in Harlow with the Covid-19 crisis has secured 25,000 in online donations. The appeal, organised by Nimbus Hosting, the cloud specialist web hosting company, has already attracted around 2,000…

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By Local Democracy Reporter HOSPITALS including Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) to get a major financial boost after having their debt written off by the government. The chief financial officer at the mid and south Essex trust confirmed hospitals in Essex will benefit from the government’s…