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A WOMAN whose partner was cared for by St Clare Hospice has shared her story in the hope that more people from the LGBTQ+ community will not be afraid to access the specialist care and support that every person deserves at the end of life.…

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POTTER Street residents continue to put pressure on Harlow Council over plans to convert the Osler House surgery into a well-being hub. Conservative councillor, Steve Le May attended a meeting of the Potter Street Residents Forum on Wednesday night. He has only been in post…

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TODAY, is National Poetry Day. One of our readers has been watching the Television Series that features TV star Emma Willis working in the maternity department of Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). Paul was inspired to write this poem. ===Well done Emma! You’re so down to…

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PLEASE note that engineers are continuing to work on repairing our MRI scanner, and they now have a mobile MRI scanner at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in the interim. A spokesperson said: “We are focusing on scanning patients as soon as possible, at both St…

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THE first preliminary hearing of the UK Covid public inquiry will begin later. The one-day hearing had originally been scheduled last month but was delayed after the death of Queen Elizabeth II reports the BBC. The session, in London, will focus on the UK’s pandemic…

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YOUNG non-smokers are being advised not to take up vaping. Researchers looked at the evidence and say while vaping is far safer than cigarettes, the long-term effects of vapes are still unknown reports the BBC. Vaping causes less exposure to harmful toxins than smoking, say…

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THE majority of people living with chronic pain[i] in the UK (69%) had to visit multiple general practitioners (GPs) and wait more than a year before receiving an official diagnosis, with more than one quarter of people (28%) waiting three years or more. This insight…

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THE UK must prepare for a big, early wave of flu, experts warn, based on what Australia has just experienced during its winter reports the BBC. Many Southern Hemisphere nations have had their most rampant flu season for years. It is largely because people mixed…

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THEIR final exhibition for the year will be held in Harlow on Tuesday 4 October at Baptist Church Hall, 98 Potter Street, CM17 9AW. Exhibitions are free to attend so please come along and talk to the experts in low vision equipment for anything you…

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ST Clare Hospice has launched a new, one-to-one service to support people living with advanced dementia, and their carers, across West Essex and East Hertfordshire. Namaste Dementia Care delivers personalised, one-to-one, Namaste Care activities to people living with dementia in their own homes and in…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to ask the new Health Secretary, Therese Coffey on what progress had been made regarding a new hospital for the people of Harlow. The new ministers response is below. https://twitter.com/halfon4harlowMP/status/1572942882343997448?s=20&t=3zdFRvogB1-9LHTyNt6wqw

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WE are following a number of runners as they prepare for the London Marathon on October 2nd. Including Karen Clempner, who has written a blog for us: My name is Karen Clempner, I will be running the London Marathon in just under 2 weeks’ time…

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A SUPPORT group with a difference comes to Harlow – launching on Saturday 24 September. People living with and beyond cancer in the Harlow area are being encouraged to move more as part of an initiative called 5k Your Way, Move Against Cancer (www.5kyourway.org). This…

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

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AS final preparations are made to mark the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, people in Hertfordshire and west Essex are reminded to plan ahead with their medicines needs for the bank holiday Monday and to visit www.nhs.uk first in the event medical advice is…

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THIS month, we marked World Sepsis Day (13 September) at PAHT. We are encouraging our community to be aware of the symptoms of sepsis, a potentially life-threatening disease. Sepsis occurs when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It may…