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NURSEPLUS is a national Nursing Agency, established in 2005. They now have over 50 offices throughout the UK. As a leading provider of nursing and care services to both the health and social care sectors, they pride themselves on providing flexible agency work for their…

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A DEDICATED nurse who has worked tirelessly to make improvements in care particularly for people living with dementia is a finalist for the title of Nurse of the Year in the annual Nursing Times Awards. As dementia clinical nurse specialist at The Princess Alexandra Hospital…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust gains gold award for 
career opportunities CAREER progression, mentoring and training support are just some of the features that make Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) a great place to develop your healthcare career – and the trust has won a…

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Generous donation from Chair’s Charity is boost for parents of children in hospital THE children’s ward at The Princess Alexandra Hospital is benefiting from a generous donation from the Harlow Council Chair’s Charity, which will make it easier for parents to stay with their sick…

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HARLOW’S health bosses have told YH that they are determined to reduce the rates of ovarian cancer in the area. Last month, YH reported that the health service area covering Harlow has one of the poorest detection rates for ovarian cancer in the country. Just…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon has expressed his delight that his nomination for the Lifetime Achievement Award in the NHS Parliamentary Awards has been shortlisted. Kathy Gibbs, the former Deputy Education and CPD Liaison Manager at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, has been named regional…

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Hospice offers young people opportunity to advance medical career LOCAL Hastingwood-based charity, St Clare Hospice, is offering young people aged 16-18 years the opportunity to come and volunteer on their Inpatient Unit in an exclusive six month hands-on clinical voluntary placement. The St Clare ‘Young…

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CLINICIANS at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) have come up with new ways to help patients avoid bladder infections, including an animation they can view to support their catheter self-care. Bladder infections are among the most common types of infection, with more…

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It’s time to get your workforce active! BUSINESSES and organisations throughout Essex are supporting staff to live healthier and more active lifestyles as part of the Active Essex Foundation’s 30:30 Essex challenge. With employees spending on average 35-40 hours a week at work and one…

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Dear Editor, May I suggest you investigate the difficulty of getting appointments at Lister House Surgery, despite it being a new purpose built building aimed at providing advanced services to Great Parndon residents. When you phone for an appointment you are regularly 20 something in…

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Harlow hospital patients helped by clothes gift from Asda The dedicated discharge team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, who help patients get ready to go home, were delighted to receive a generous gift of clothing from Asda. The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) in Harlow…

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IT was National Cupcake Day for the Alzheimer’s society this week to raise money, and so they sold cupcakes that were made by the staff and residents. Running alongside that they had their own ‘Ashlyn Cupcake Bake Off’ with cupcakes that were made by the…

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Harlow Hospital staff shine spotlight on oral health during
national smile month DENTAL health professionals encourage daily teeth brushing, but what if you are urgently admitted to hospital and don’t have a toothbrush? Generous staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow have helped to…

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The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has been placed among the top six trusts nationwide for radiology reporting standards. Radiology at The Princess Alexandra Hospital praised for topping targets THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been placed among the…

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HOMELESSNESS in Harlow has reached its lowest since 2010, with a reduction of 54 per cent between January 2018 and January 2019, according to figures released by Harlow charity, Streets2Homes. In March, Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, secured £231,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities…