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PRESSURES within Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow continue to be high. A spokesperson for PAH said: “The Trust is currently operating at Operational Pressure Escalation Level 3. “This status is reviewed regularly throughout the day”. Opel 3 means: Actions at OPEL 3 failed to deliver…

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THE PRESSURES on Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) are still quite intense but have slightly eased today. Demand continues to grow on the Accident and Emergency Department. Princess Alexandra Hospital is currently exceptionally busy and is facing a sustained high level of demand for A&E services.…

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PRINCESS Alexandra hospital did not have a single bed free in any general or acute care ward for 27 days in December, shocking official figures have revealed. Hospitals should have no more than 85 per cent of beds occupied at any time. But in December,…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital (PAH) in Harlow has made an appeal to residents as pressures continue to mount on it’s services. A spokesperson for the PAH said: “We are experiencing a high demand on our services. Please choose well before attending the Accident and Emergency Department…

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PERFORMING arts students from Hertford Regional College produced their very own puppet show with children on Dolphin Ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital on Friday 9 December. Using puppets, the students incorporated reading, writing, maths and emotional intelligence into their performance, and got the children involved…

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HEALTHWATCH Essex Mental Health Ambassador John Wills has been shortlisted for the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Directory of Social Change. In addition to being an Ambassador with Healthwatch Essex, the 51-year-old from Brightlingsea is the manager and lead bushcraft instructor of Greenpath Ventures,…

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CHILDREN from the Dolphin Ward at Princess Alexandra Hospital were bale to enjoy a Dine with Santa event recently Children were able to enjoy an assortment of sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, crisps and chocolate, which were kindly donated by Subway and Tesco in the centre. After…

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HEALTHWATCH Essex has published their most significant report to date following an innovative research study that looked at hospital discharge processes first hand, involving almost 200 hours of observation and over 200 interviews with patients, staff, and family carers. Healthwatch Essex Chief Executive, Dr Tom…

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A NEW digital tool to help people find local health services and advice has been launched in Harlow. As part of the Evening and Weekend GP service, the Health help Now web site and app gives detailed advice and guidance on the most common ailments…

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By Trudy Harper THE Charity Fund at Princess Alexandra Hospital has received a fantastic donation of £20,000 for the Williams Day Unit. The Unit delivers treatment to oncology and haematology patients which is often ongoing and needs the insertion of a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter.…

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A HARLOW woman is set to hold a Sunday Singalong in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. Hannah Hood, 30, is fundraising for her nan, Beatrice Hood, 85, who has Alzheimer’s. Beatrice resides at Tye Green Lodge near Bush Fair. The event is on Sunday, December…

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DEBBIE Bodhanya, CEO of Stellar Healthcare has won the prestigious Health Education England leadership award in the category of Leading Systems Transformation. She was awarded the accolade at an award ceremony at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on Thursday 24 November 2016. The award was…

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WANT to feel good and do some good this January? After all the over-indulgence of the festive season, why not take part in St Clare Hospice’s JanuDry challenge and turn those pints into pounds for your local Hospice! St Clare Hospice’s Director of Income Generation,…

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HEALTHWATCH Essex is looking for people to take part in focus groups as part of the latest research study being conducted into how people who sometimes experience sadness, stress or anxiety take care of their mental health. The study comes at a time when plans…

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A team of exceptional nurses is celebrating a move into a special dedicated unit for patients with minor injuries at Princess Alexandra Hospital, and the great news is: patients are already giving this the thumbs up. The move to ease pressure on Princess Alexandra Hospital’s…

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a debilitating condition that affects the lungs and airways, making breathing difficult. Doctors at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust are emphasising that, for people with long-term health conditions including COPD, bronchitis or emphysema, flu on top of health conditions like…