XII I II III IIII V VI VII VIII IX X XI

Health

Responsive image

HERE are general details regarding a series of workshops and installations taking place in a special installation in the Harvey Centre next week. They are a partnership between Harlow Playhouse and the Harvey Centre as part of National Mental Health Awareness Week. Next week will…

Responsive image

A TOTAL of 263 patients – slightly more than the previous year – were diagnosed with asthma at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in the year to March, of whom 61 were children. Asthma affects around 1 in 11 children in the UK and…

Responsive image

A HARLOW-based homecare organisation has been rated “Outstanding” after an inspection. North London Homecare and Support is based on South Road, Harlow. The service provides personal care and support to people with a learning disability or autistic spectrum disorder, a mental health condition, a physical…

Responsive image

RAMADAN, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar when Muslims devote themselves to their faith and fast from sunrise to sunset, starts next week. Lasting until early June, the Ramadan fasting period is obligatory for almost all Muslims. Although certain groups are exempt for health…

Responsive image

Local Health services this May-Day bank holiday WITH the first May bank 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. If you rely on regular prescription medication, check…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image
Responsive image

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”,…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image

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.…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image

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…

Responsive image

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…