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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…

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A young reporter from Chelmsford, has scooped the runner-up award in the Innovative Film category of the Haelo Film Festival 2017, which showcases the outstanding and original public sector films from across the UK. Harriet’s film “What on earth is a Vanguard”, produced by Healthwatch…

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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…