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Patients and staff at Harlow hospital enjoy ‘Singing for the Brain’ music therapy IT is estimated that over 850,000 people in the UK currently live with dementia, and this is predicted to rise to over one million by 2025. Music therapy plays a crucial role…

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THE UK’s largest meningitis charity Meningitis Now today puts its support behind efforts to make sure more people in this country are vaccinated. Following news that the head of the NHS in England has warned so called vaccine refusal is a “growing public health timebomb”,…

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HARLOW Young Carers Trust (YCT) has just published its annual review. Harlow YCT gives children and young people a safe space to talk to someone about the things they are struggling with. We went down to their offices on Maddox Road in Harlow to speak…

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STAFF from Princess Alexandra Hospital held an information day as part of Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. In the morning they manned a stall at the Harvey Centre. In the afternoon, the staff walked from the town centre to Harlow Rugby Club on Howard Way. Bowel…

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Harlow Playhouse awarded £49,000 from Arts Council England. HARLOW Playhouse is delighted to announce that they have been successful in their bid for a National Lottery Project Grant, through Arts Council England. The grant is being used to provide a weeks’ worth of activities supporting…

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MORE than half a million children in the UK were not given a crucial measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017, an analysis by charity Unicef reveals. It comes as NHS chief Simon Stevens warned measles cases had almost quadrupled in just one year and urged…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital’s Epping breast unit offers mobile breast screening for women in Great Dunmow Great Dunmow women can conveniently have a breast screening mammogram near to their home thanks to a mobile unit set up in the Rowena Davey Centre, Chequers Lane, Great Dunmow.…

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Hospital nurse recruitment open day CALLING current or aspiring nurses – an event at The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust on Saturday 27 April (2019) could give you the opportunity you have been waiting for. The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) in Harlow are hosting a…

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Support available for patients when leaving hospital WHAT will happen when you are ready to leave hospital? What support is available when you get home? These and other questions face anyone who becomes a patient, whether referred as an inpatient, or, more importantly if admitted…

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Local Health services this Easter WITH the four-day Easter holiday fast approaching, local doctors have issued advice to help you to stay well and make sure you have enough medicines to see you through the holiday period. If you rely on regular prescription medication, check…

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Join The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow town to beat bowel cancer THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust are taking to the streets to beat bowel cancer, and they are keen for everyone to join them in the fight. April is bowel cancer awareness month…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Harlow has made an urgent plea for people to return great pumps as soon as possible. PAH usually has a stock of 20 to 25 pumps but they are now down to just two. If you have one could you…

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LAURA McAlpine, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate is calling for the Chief Executive of Princess Alexandra Hospital to reconsider plans to outsource the Domestic Services and Estates staff resource at the hospital. Laura said: “The staff themselves (some of whom have been working within the NHS for…

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LACEY-Rose Saamanthy, from Harlow was offered a job in a cafe at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford after a successful interview reports the BBC. But after two months without any news she eventually received a letter telling her she could no longer have a job over…