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AS YH attended at the opening of a new junction 7a of the M11, we noticed Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Director of Strategy, Michael Meredith taking photographs of the little bit of green and pleasant land that he hopes, one day, will be a new hospital…

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THE board meetings of the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System are open to the public. A representative from the Harlow Alliance Party is often the only person to attend. Members of the public can table questions. The following question was one of four…

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HERTFORD and Stortford MP Julie Marson has called on the Government to implement Jess’s Law to help young adults with cancer receive an early diagnosis after she held a parliamentary debate on the issue. Mrs Marson said the law – named after Jess Brady from…

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Dear Editor, MY son was an inpatient in PAH in 2019. He was admitted on three separate occasions via A/E as well as a procedure in day surgery. He was finally admitted onto a surgical ward when he had to have an emergency operation over…

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THE annual Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) includes information about the costs and volumes of prescriptions that have been dispensed in England. NHS Business Services Authority published the official statistics this morning. The key findings showed that: The cost of prescription items dispensed in the community…

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GRIEFLINE (01279 945089) is a local resource offering much-needed emotional support, across West Essex and East Herts, to anyone struggling with their grief around the loss of someone. GriefLine operates from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. It is run by a team of St…

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THE WORKS in the Harvey Centre are set to have a charity event this weekend. They are trying to raise as much money as they can for Marillac Neurological care centre, They will be all dressing up in beach theme. There will be a large…

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Update: Cllr Griggs has informed us that the front door of Sydenham House is now open. Sydenham House A PATIENT at a Harlow GP surgery has told YH that he couldn’t get in because the front doors were closed to patients. Local resident James Gregory…

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THE LEADER of the Harlow Labour Group has responded to recent footage where a nurse at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) tells patients at A and E that they may have a thirteen hour wait. Councillor Chris Vince said: “Like many residents I was shocked and…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has responded to news that outpatients at Accident and Emergency have been told they may have thirteen hour waits. Mr Halfon said: “I have nothing but huge admiration for every member of staff who works at Princess Alexandra Hospital, including: the…

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THE long wait to be seen at the Accident and Emergency Department in Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) Harlow was highlighted after a film on social media showed a nurse informing people of waiting times that night. We are not showing the film due to our…

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WOMEN are to be invited to access breast screening at a mobile unit in Dunmow from July to September 2022. The mobile breast screening unit will be located in the Rowena Davey Centre (Chequers Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1EQ) and will be seeing patients…

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 DIRECTOR of Public Health in Essex, Lucy Wightman, is encouraging residents who haven’t had the Covid-19 vaccine to get it as soon as possible and avoid potentially missing out on holidays and other special events due to the virus.  The message comes as evidence shows how…

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A WHOLE host of ways that digital technology can help people thrive in their own homes were on display at the launch of the WeCan Digital centre in Harlow. Based on the upper floor of the Harvey Centre in Harlow, the centre is part of…

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CHILDREN with bandaged arms and legs were found strewn around their school. There was no need to panic, however, as the Year 2 pupils were recreating hospital scenes from the Victorian era as part of their Florence Nightingale day. The pupils from Roydon Primary Academy,…

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AN emergency care service is set to be rolled out in Essex in the face of “unprecedented pressure” on the adult care sector in Essex reports the Local Democracy Reporter (LDR). Essex County Council has said the long-term trend towards care in the home has…