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Covid-19

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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…

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Dear Editor, ON Friday, I went to Tesco at 1pm and the line to get in was massive. The store manger was outside and saw me, he asked me to come with him to the front of the line as he didn’t want a pregnant…

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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, eight patients, aged between 51 and 85 years old passed away at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. They had…

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Hospice’s Compassionate Neighbours project steps up to support socially isolated individuals amidst COVID-19 outbreak ST Clare Hospice’s Compassionate Neighbours project, a volunteer-led programme to help tackle social isolation and loneliness throughout West Essex and East Hertfordshire, is diversifying amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. With the UK…

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A HARLOW couple are raising money for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) by performing a series of hilarious videos on social media site, Tik-Tok. Daniel and Keighley Ramm decided to fundraise as both their mothers, Nikki and Kim, work for…

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SUPERMARKETS around Harlow are “banning” couples from shopping together in a bid to help maintain social distancing rules during the coronavirus pandemic. Staff will be asking customers who turn up in groups to choose one adult from the household to shop, while the others wait…

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FUNERAL arrangements are never easy things to prepare and are often hard to even talk about. This challenging but necessary task is even harder in the present circumstances, brought about by the coronavirus and the important adjustments we are all having to make. Though Harlow’s…