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BREXIT has worsened the UK’s acute shortage of doctors in key areas of care and led to more than 4,000 European doctors choosing not to work in the NHS, research reveals reports The Guardian. The disclosure comes as growing numbers of medics quit in disillusionment…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon, has welcomed a recent £500,000 investment in the ambulance station at Princess Alexandra Hospital, improving conditions for staff, creating a ‘Make Ready’ facility for faster ambulance turn-arounds and providing life-saving services for Harlow people. East of England Ambulance Service has made…

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A HARLOW charity is marking 30 years of providing help to residents and supporting those with poor mental health back into work as well as retaining current employment. It’s a great achievement and far from its initial small setup in 1992. Today the charity employs…

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THIS Carers Rights Day, carers across the county are urged to find out their rights and what support is available to them. There are around 150,000 unpaid carers in Essex playing a vital role in supporting families and friends to live independently within their own…

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NURSES in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are to strike for two days next month in what is set to be their biggest walkout in the NHS’s history reports the BBC. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) announced strikes on 15 and 20 December in…

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JUST OVER a third of patients at Addison House Surgery in Harlow are getting to see their GP face to face. Figures released by the government, shows that the average figure now stands at 70%, the highest since Covid. Before Covid, the national average stood…

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THREE-year-old Quinn Gosnell from Harlow has recently been diagnosed with Wilm’s Tumor which is a type of kidney cancer in not one but both of his kidneys.  Quinn absolutely adores Michael Jackson and loves dancing to his music with his siblings. At the beginning of…

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AS a way to mark national Grief Awareness Week, St Clare Hospice will be holding a free Living with Grief Talk at Harlow Town Library on Thursday 8th December, 2pm – 4pm. “Grief is a natural reaction to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve,…

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AT least £5m is to be made available to Essex County Council to increase care capacity and enable more people to be discharged from hospital this winter. It comes amid the most recent figures showing that more than 300 people had to wait over 12 hours…

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MACMILLAN Cancer Support is looking for members of the local community to join its Macmillan Buddy scheme.  The charity is looking for community volunteers in Essex to provide face-to-face and telephone support to people in the local are who are living with cancer. There is…

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A PATIENT at Princess Alexandra Hospital has testified to senior management regarding her treatment at the Harlow hospital. Treatment that hospital bosses have described as “shocking” and say they were “shaken” hearing about it. Anne Weersing (AW) spoke at a recent public meeting of the…

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  THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is reaching out to the local community to ask for their invaluable support. The voluntary services team at PAHT is looking for health and beauty professionals to provide FREE services that will help to enhance patient experiences…

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PLANS by the government to construct and renovate 40 hospitals in England could be delayed because of new analysis suggesting the health and social care department’s capital spending budget faces a real-terms cut of £700m next year, according to the Liberal Democrats. With some hospitals said to…

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A HARLOW Conservative councillor has called for Fat Boot Camps for her colleagues to be set up in the town centre. Netteswell councillor, Colleen Morrison (Cons) made the suggestion at a meeting of the Harlow Council Scrutiny Committee on Tuesday night. The agenda item in…

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A NEW facility to support patients with cancer at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is set to open next spring. The new Aseptic Unit, which will be used to make chemotherapy medication for patients with cancer, is being built at the rear of…

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GREATER Anglia has installed life-saving heart resuscitators at more of its stations in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Fifteen Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) have been installed at Alresford, Braintree, Braintree Freeport, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge North, Chappel & Wakes Colne, Cheshunt, Diss, Needham Market, Sawbridgeworth,…