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UP to 55,000 smear samples might need to be re-tested after a number of women were wrongly given the all-clear, it has emerged reports the BBC. As first revealed by GP magazine Pulse, 17 women in Essex were wrongly told their results were normal. They…

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Harlow hospital’s revamp promises improved services Patients from across Essex and Hertfordshire will enjoy transformed access to services at Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital following a major upgrade. As regeneration work at the hospital enters final stages, patients and visitors will see work to replace the…

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IN Britain, somebody will have a stroke every five minutes. A stroke is the biggest single cause of long term disability and the third most common cause of death in the UK. Following a stroke many survivors and their carers experience feelings of depression and…

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NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Board Meeting in Public NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting members of the public to its next Board meeting which takes place on Thursday 25th January, 2018 from 9:30am. The Board will meet in Zinc…

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HARLOW MP Robert Halfon rose on the floor of the House of Commons to seek a commitment from the government on Princess Alexandra Hospital. Mr Halfon said: “My hon. Friend will be aware that Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital has among the highest rates of A&E…

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HOSPITALS in England are being told to delay pre-planned operations and routine outpatient appointments until 31 January due to winter pressures reports the BBC. The advice comes as Milton Keynes University Hospital is telling people only to attend for emergency treatment. Two ambulance trusts in…

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Blogspot by Harlow Councillor Ian Beckett Chair of Health Committee New Years Resolution – Make mine a large one! “He’ll never do it”. That’s what some will say, if not to my face, then behind my back. It doesn’t matter. They’re wrong. From midnight tonight,…

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By Adam Spartley ‘No one goes to hospital out of choice; they go because they must…This is why I have introduced a Bill to ban charging for parking at NHS hospitals for patients, staff and visitors.’ wrote Robert Halfon in an article for the Daily…

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Gifts bring cheer for unwell children at Princess Alexandra Hospital Santa and many other well-wishers brought welcome cheer to unwell children who were inpatients at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow over the Christmas period. Staff and friends from Stansted Airport brought teddies for newborns…

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THIS Christmas Eve will see hundreds of donated presents being delivered to local hospitals (including the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and Lister Hospital in Stevenage) for local children who find themselves in the hospital over Christmas. The ‘Give a Gift’ campaign launched by KeepaBeat…

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SPURS stars officially open the new Paediatric Emergency Department at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust while spreading Christmas cheer on the children’s ward. As part of their annual Christmas visit this year, four of Tottenham Hotspur’s players delighted unwell children at The Princess Alexandra…

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FOSTER carers have recently become eligible for 30 hours of free childcare a week. Following pressure from campaign groups and MP’s, Education Minister Robert Goodwill reversed a policy that would have excluded 3000 young children in care from the free education scheme. ‘I am delighted…

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A hospital’s executives swapped roles with volunteers to serve a celebratory Christmas lunch to 50 of its volunteer force and thank them for their dedicated work throughout the year. Volunteers provide a vital function at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) supporting clinical staff in a…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital Emergency Department – NHS urges local residents to choose the right service The NHS is experiencing a growing demand for urgent care services and this is no different at The Princess Alexandra Hospitals NHS Trust. Demand on the local hospital’s emergency department…

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Harlow hospital’s improvements win Trust of the Year accolade A doctor who has helped ensure that patient tests are processed more quickly at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) is just one of more than 300 staff who made pledges for change as part of a…

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NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is inviting members of the public to its next Board meeting which takes place Thursday 30 November, 2017 from 9.30am. The Board will meet in the Council Chamber, Uttlesford District Council Offices, Saffron Walden. It will discuss decisions…