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ALL around the town, there are organisations that meet, week in and week out, helping the people of Harlow. One such organisation is Breathe Easy that meets at the Purford Green community centre once a month on a Tuesday. YH went along to speak to…

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PROPOSALS for the delivery of health care in Harlow for the next ten years will be laid out this month. Following consultations across the town, the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) has drawn up a strategy. The model of delivery and proposed solutions to…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital will be the venue for a week of events to promote Dementia Awareness Week. From Monday, the hospital will set up a number of information stands in the foyer which will be available to staff, patients, carers and the public. The Dementia…

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HARLOW resident, Annette Courtney is looking for 100,000 signatures in a campaign called Rachel’s Law. From her flat in Joyner’s Field, Annette is spending nearly every waking hour campaigning for better rights for people, like her daughter, who are disabled. Specifically, her campaign centres on…

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IMAGINE, one day, without any warning, you find yourself in a life-threatening situation and unable to communicate your wishes. Who would speak for you and make healthcare decisions on your behalf? From Tuesday, October 1, all the healthcare organisations in west Essex will be offering…

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THE SEPTEMBER sun shone for the Princess Alexandra Hospital Fun Day yesterday, the event opened by snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan included a coconut shy, teddy bear’s hospital, bouncy castles and a cake sale. The event also incorperated the Hospital’s AGM. Your Harlow spotted members of…

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Your Harlow attended a lively debate hosted by the West Essex Clinical Commission Group tonight. The West Essex CCG is responsible for commissioning health care for Harlow and the rest of West Essex. The debate was the fourth and final debate in the range of…

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FIVE times World Snooker Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan will be on hand to start things at Princess Alexandra Hospitals NHS Trust ‘fun day Sunday’. The event on September 29th will include hot air balloon rides, a teddy bear’s hospital and a circus workshop, with a selection…

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced £5.7m extra funding for Princess Alexandra Hospital ensuring it will be ready for any additional demand on services that might occur this winter. The extra funds, in addition to £470,000 in funding for St Clare Hospice, should ensure it…

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Dr Rob Gerlis, chair of West Essex CCG said: “This is just the start of a conversation with people across Epping Forest, Harlow and Uttlesford, and everyone who has an interest in health and care services. We want to get everyone thinking about their own…

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A EUROPE-wide recruitment search has begun to find nurses to work at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow. Recruitment firm, Kate Cowhig International Recruitment Specialists have placed adverts in a number of publications as well as posting on Facebook. The interviews in Portugal take place…

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DO you want to know who plans and buys local health services on your behalf and how you can have your say? If you do then a new information guide is for you. It tells you all about the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),…

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118 people in Harlow were referred to their doctor by a Healthy Lifestyle Roadshow having been identified as being at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, say Diabetes UK and Bupa. The charity offered free diabetes risk assessment tests to 232 people to identify their risk…

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ST CLARE’S Hospice is delighted to announce three new and exciting community developments that will transform the way it is able to provide end of life care for people with life-limiting or terminal illnesses in their own homes throughout west Essex. The hospice has been…

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A FORMER Harlow GP has been killed after colliding with a lorry whilst cycling to his surgery in north London. Dr Clive Richards, 67, worked at the Lister Medical Centre in Staple Tye for several years. It is understood that Dr Richards, who lived in…

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THE NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has today confirmed the appointment of Sheila Childerhouse and Frances Pennell-Buck as interim non-executive directors of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Dr Geoff Harris, interim chair of the Trust said: “I am delighted that we…