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Dear Editor, THE NHS will mark its’ 73rd ‘birthday’ on 5 July after a year like no other. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals across the country have cared for around 400,000 seriously ill COVID-19 patients, including more than 100,000 admitted in January…

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FACE masks will be scrapped on Freedom Day on July 19, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed. Boris Johnson’s minister said wearing the masks be a personal choice and that “the state won’t be telling you what to do”. He told Sky News’ Trevor Phillips…

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THE simple answer is probably “No”. There is a longer and more in-depth article to be written here but we thought we wanted to write a piece and put the question out for debate. No doubt there are people in Harlow who have had good…

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WITH questions hanging over the release from lockdown restrictions, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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RECENT NHS workforce figures have shown that there are 190 more nurses and 53 more doctors working at the Princess Alexandra hospital compared with 2019. The huge increase in staff comes in line with the Government’s manifesto commitment of 50,000 more nurses and 6,000 more…

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WITH questions hanging over the release from lockdown restrictions, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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IT was another excellent week in the drive against Covid-19 as another 3,000 vaccinations were delivered in Harlow. The exact figure was 3,050. There was 2,064 first vaccinations. There was 1,086 second vaccinations. That brings a total of 94,713 vaccinations. The number of adults who…

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A NEW programme has launched in Essex to support some of the county’s most vulnerable people who have been, and still are, experiencing isolation due to the pandemic. As Essex comes out of lockdown, ‘This Happy Place’, an Essex County Council initiative, aims to build…

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THE new director of midwifery at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been re-elected as the chair of The Royal College of Midwives.  Giuseppe Labriola (pictured) joined PAHT on 21 June from his previous role as associate director of nursing and midwifery at…

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HARLOW Leisurezone is open for walk in Astra Zeneca COVID jabs from Wednesday 30 June to Saturday 2 July, 8.30am to 6.30pm. First doses and second doses for over 40s. People can turn up within those times. Please expect to wait as there may be…

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HUNDREDS of thousands of pupils will no longer have to automatically isolate after contact with a positive Covid case when schools return in September in England, ministers are expected to announce. A quarter of a million children missed school in a single week because of coronavirus infections, self-isolation…

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WITH questions hanging over the release from lockdown restrictions, we have decided to bring back our daily Covid-19 report. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. The report covers UK figures; Princess…

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BUSINESSES across Britain will have to start making compulsory furlough contributions from this week as the Treasury’s pay falls to 70% for the first time this year reports the Mirror. The wind down comes as tens of thousands of businesses were given the green light…

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THE gastroenterology inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) service and pharmacy team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) have been shortlisted for a prestigious accolade in recognition of their partnership working to improve the experience of patients.  Their inflammatory bowel disease service project has been…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon is set to write to the new Health Minster Sajid Javid over the plans for a new hospital for Harlow residents. The former health minister, Matt Hancock had visited Princess Alexandra Hospital on a number of occasions and was seen as…

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SAJID Javid raised hopes for an “early return to freedom” yesterday, saying he wanted to get back to normal ‘as soon as possible’ reports the Daily Mail. The new Health Secretary was appointed on Saturday after Matt Hancock’s dramatic resignation for breaking lockdown rules. Mr Javid is expected…