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A DAY away from the school timetable helped students to develop into responsible young adults. Students in Year 7 to Year 10 at Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, took part in a drop-down day as part of their personal, social, health and economic education. Drop-down…

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HARLOW New Town had the first health centre in the country and ever since, the facilities have been under the stewardship of the Harlow Health Centres Trust. The Trust is not-for-profit and in recent years has given over £2.1 million in grants and donations to…

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“All of Me” – Harlow Playhouse – a review by Ian Beckett “All of Me” written and performed by Caroline Horton at Harlow Playhouse, 29th April 2022, was by her own admission “quite a dark show” about depression and death. The canvas laid out in…

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GOVERNMENT policies on discharging patients from hospital to care homes at the start of the Covid pandemic have been ruled unlawful by the High Court reports the BBC. The ruling comes after two women took the government to court, saying Covid patients were discharged from…

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Sir, I READ with interest the story about Barbara Castle HC and the uninformed comments by the Labour Party Candidate that you also published. One of the major problems that patients of the Barbara Castle HC have had is the lack of communication about what…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has appointed a local GP to its board as an associate non-executive director. Dr Rob Gerlis, who joined PAHT this month (April), has been a GP for more than 30 years.  He began his career at The Princess…

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A LABOUR candidate at the forthcoming local elections has welcomed changes to surgeries in Harlow. Aiden O’Dell has been working hard in the background to ensure residents get proper access to the NHS. He has done this in his capacity as a patient, resident as…

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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…