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Vote to help Harlow hospital fund counselling for bereaved parents THE Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow is calling on people to support
 its funding appeal to boost support for parents who are going through bereavement. The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) is hoping the Aviva…

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Hospital’s flu fight is ‘up for jabs’ AS the national flu campaign intensifies, with a ‘jabathon’ running this week to get NHS workers vaccinated, The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) is stepping up its own campaign – and urging Harlow residents to get ready for…

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DURING the winter months lots of people suffer because of the cold. No one in Essex needs to suffer- is the message Essex County Council is sending residents today as the local and national ‘Stay well this winter’ campaigns are launched. Winter conditions can be…

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A LEADING Harlow councillor has made a withering attack on the way that Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) interacts with the Harlow community. Cllr Tony Durcan (Lab) made the comments during a motion debate at a Harlow Council meeting on Thursday night (Nov 2nd). Whilst the…

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PLANS to transform dementia care in Harlow have taken a major step forward with the launch of a new joined-up countywide dementia strategy. Building on the pan-Essex mental health strategy announced in July 2017, a new Southend, Essex and Thurrock Dementia Strategy, ‘Let’s Talk Dementia’…

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Winter Warmer events help local people to stay well As the colder months loom, the message from the local NHS, district councils and the voluntary sector is stay well this winter. People most at risk during colder weather, including those with long-term health conditions and…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has welcomed the support of Harlow MP Robert Halfon in its ambition for a new hospital, which he has raised in Parliament. The trust has been highlighting the need for a new build hospital to replace the 60s built…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital has the worst response time for residents wanting to be treated in Accident and Emergency. Only 70% of patients are seen within four hours. The target is 95% and the national average is 89.7%. That statistic places PAH bottom of all 137…

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THE Public Health team at Essex County Council is today urging those at highest risk of flu to get vaccinated ahead of the winter period, when the virus is most common. From today, the national flu vaccination programme is available nationwide to all eligible people.…

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A SERVICE developed at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust in Harlow to enable patients to be treated at home has won widespread praise from users – and is now in the running for a prestigious national award for excellence in healthcare provision. The Patient At Home…

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WORLD Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and mobilizing efforts in support of better mental health. This is something very dear to the heart of Harlow’s Mental Health Champion Cllr Ian…

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FIFTY young people had an insight into work in a busy hospital, with some hands-on activity, advice and information from clinicians and other staff. The students from Leventhorpe School, Epping Forest College and Hertford Regional College were attending a special event at Princess Alexandra Hospital…

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THE aim of this course is for learners to have an opportunity to explore what mental health wellbeing and recovery means to them. Learners will then have the opportunity to attend further courses within mental health wellbeing and recovery such as building self-confidence, improving health…

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The Wellbeing Centre – Play pool and chat Join us for a game of pool and chat designed to support those recovering from mental health problems and substance abuse. A great opportunity to make new friends over a game of pool. Meet like-minded people, build…

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PAHT becomes smoke free in October Sunday marks the start of Stoptober – the month when people are helped to give up smoking. Tying in with this, Princess Alexandra Hospital will be going smoke-free across the site from this Sunday, 1 October, as a means…

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THE Harlow and District Health Care Forum will be holding a medicines information event, in partnership with West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, on Monday 2 October 2017 at the Harlow Study Centre, Netteswellbury Farm, Harlow, CM18 6BW. The ‘Get Wise about your Medicines’ event will…