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SINCE April 2020, Barbara Castle Health Centre Management has been merged with Addison House. This means that all practice management is contained within Addison House. There are no changes to the services that patients receive at either practice. All staff at both practices will be…

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IT’S time to put on your dancing shoes and help to raise funds to support early diagnosis of liver disease for patients at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT).          The Liver Ball, organised by the gastroenterology department at PAHT, promises to be a spectacular…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. From January 31st, we provided a weekly report. It is…

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CLOSE to 30% of the population in some parts of Harlow have yet to have their first Covid vaccine. For comparison, uptake rates are above the 90 per cent mark in a fifth of England’s 6,700-plus districts. Harlow is divided up to ten areas of…

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OVER 450 Easter eggs were delivered by Greater Anglia staff in a bid to put a smile on the faces of children spending Easter in hospital in the East Anglia area. The collection of Easter eggs is part of an appeal that began in Marchwhere members…

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A CHARITY football match has raised £2,485 for mental health charity, Mind.   Ware-based St Margaretsbury player, Tony Smith, organised the event at the club’s recreation ground on Saturday, April 9. The match was dedicated to the memory of Rob Teppett, who sadly took his…

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A DEDICATED nurse at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been awarded a prestigious High Sheriff’s Award in recognition of the valuable contribution she has made to the local hospital and patients living with dementia. The High Sheriff’s Awards are designed to reward…

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WITH the four-day Easter bank holiday fast approaching, health bosses across Hertfordshire and west Essex are appealing to people to use health services wisely. Avni Shah, Director of Primary Care Transformation for the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System, said: “Bank holidays are always…

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THE East of England Ambulance Service is taking up to 20 hours to reach some non-critical patients, staff said reports the BBC. The NHS service has also not been responding to some lower category calls due to pressures, they said.  The service has been at…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. From January 31st, we provided a weekly report. It is…

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WHILST THE date for a new hospital for Harlow is now set for 2028 at the earliest, planning applications for the present site at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) continue to be submitted. It must be a difficult balancing act. You have to continue applying for…

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PATIENTS admitted to Princess Alexandra Hospital can meet dogs while they’re having treatment. The Hospital is working in partnership with Pets as Therapy, who bring four-legged friends into the hospital to bring a smile to patients’ faces. To begin with, dementia patients at the hospital…

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Dear Sir, REALITY really is beginning to shine some light on the misleading and exaggerated claims made by the Conservatives at all levels of their Party; Government Ministers, MP and local Councillors. Ever since September 2019 they have publicly made repeated claims that we are…

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A NEW hospital for Harlow to replace Princess Alexandra Hospital is not expected to be built until at least 2028, a local health chief. Michael Meredith, director of strategy at Princess Alexandra Hospital, said the opening of a new campus planned near the soon to…

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SUE Palmer, the owner of The Stow based Salon 112 has just celebrated being open for 21 years. Sue has taken this opportunity to reflect on over two decades in the business. Back in April 2001, I opened the doors to Salon 112 and my…