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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has signed the Armed Forces Covenant in support of veterans. This demonstrates PAHT’s commitment to supporting veterans across all areas. This includes ensuring that veterans receive appropriate care; raising awareness of veterans; with established links to veteran services…

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HARLOW MP, Robert Halfon met with St John Ambulance volunteers to celebrate the charity’s year of youth and learn how to Restart a Heart.  Robert attended a first aid training session in Parliament on Tuesday (October 18) to learn lifesaving skills from St John Ambulance…

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Dear Editor, HERE in Harlow we are fortunate to have access to allotments all over the town. I live near Long Ley allotments and I am surprised to see that many of the allotments on the site are empty. Keeping an allotment is great for…

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MORE than 15,000 ambulance workers across 11 trusts in England and Wales have started voting on potential strike action in a dispute over pay reports the BBC. The GMB union said workers were angry at a pay award of 4% which it described as a…

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THE compassionate care Namaste voluntary services team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) have been shortlisted for a prestigious award. The team have reached the finals of the Helpforce Champions Awards 2022, in the Outstanding Team of the Year category. The awards focus…

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ON Saturday, Harlow resident, Rob Bright ran his 52nd parkrun. Anyone who knows Rob and anyone who runs with Rob knows that he gives it the proverbial 110%. Last year, Rob had what at the very least could be described as a health scare. At…

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PATIENTS in England are being put at risk because of the unacceptably poor service they receive from GPs, MPs say. The House of Commons’ Health Committee blamed the failure to tackle doctor shortages, which had led to a decline in the GP-patient relationship. Seeing a…

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MORE than 160 local people turned out to support St Clare Hospice on Sunday 16th October 2022 to take part in the charity’s fourth annual Walking in Memory event – a 5k sponsored walk through the local, Essex countryside. The event has raised around £15,500 so…

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THE dedicated breast unit team at St. Margaret’s Hospital has unveiled a new floor-to-ceiling piece of artwork in their appointment waiting area after receiving a generous donation from a local golf club. Sue Atherton, past ladies’ captain at the Chigwell Golf Club, selected the Breast…

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THE One Step at a Time team, which includes colleagues from The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT), The Patient Panel at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, and the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board, won the Team of the Year category at…

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IT appeared that World Mental Health Day and World Suicide Prevention Day came and went without any input from the Conservative-led Harlow Council. Therefore, Labour leader, cllr Chris Vince asked the portfolio holder for community resilience, cllr Joes Charles a number of questions on why…

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OCTOBER marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and at PAHT we are encouraging our community to be aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over…

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IT has been a long time coming but Harlow Hospital Radio finally got to celebrate its 50th anniversary – two years late – with a 52 hour live broadcast weekend from October 7th – 9th. HHR’s basement studio at Princess Alexandra Hospital was buzzing with…

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ROBERT Halfon, MP for Harlow will today present a disability charter petition to Harlow Council along with the support of other Harlow-based charities, schools and organisations to promote improved disability access across the constituency.  Mr Halfon is planning on presenting six different initiatives to Harlow…

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A NEW scheme has been launched to help improve the health of people living in some of our area’s most challenged communities. Through the ‘Our Health Matters’ scheme, pilot projects are being set up in six district council wards, in Hertsmere, Epping Forest and Harlow,…

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RECENTLY, a number of med-tech start ups and business students from Memorial University in Canada came to the UK to explore opportunities in the UK Innovation corridor. Harlow Playhouse hosted an event where members of Harlow Council, Harlow Chamber of Commerce and a number of…