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EEAST urges secondary schools to sign up for a lifesaving lesson as part of Restart a Heart Day 2019. Last year, more than 200,000 children and young people across the country learned cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on Restart a Heart Day. This year Restart a Heart…

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ONE in every four children in care in Essex is not up to date with their vaccinations – putting them at risk of serious illnesses such as measles, mumps and rubella. New figures from Public Health England reveal that 730 children were being looked after…

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Hospital puts spotlight on patient experience of delirium TEN per cent of all patients admitted to hospital will experience delirium at some stage; this can increase to up to 40% in patients living with dementia and up to 80% of patients within an Intensive Care…

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Volunteering scheme gives valuable experience to aspiring medical student AN exclusive six-month, clinical voluntary placement scheme, which gives 16-18 year olds an opportunity to volunteer on a Hospice’s Inpatient Unit, has provided Loughton local, Zoe Donnelly, with a wealth of medical and life experience. Zoe…

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PAH’s longest serving member of staff, Kathy Gibbs retired yesterday, Tuesday 5 February next after clocking up an astonishing 53 years’ service for the NHS at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). Kathy’s parents were the first residents to live in Harlow new town and Kathy…

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HARLOW residents are invited to join the directors and staff of The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust at their next Board meeting that is taking place at 9 – 10.30am on 7 March (2019) at the Harlow Leisurezone, Second Avenue, Harlow, CM20 3DT. Open to all,…

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PUBLIC Health England (PHE) in partnership with the 12 local authorities across the region and the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) have today launched a social media campaign aimed at raising awareness of the rise in syphilis. The campaign is primarily aimed at gay, bisexual and…

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Blowing them blues away! By Laura Moxley JANUARY doesn’t start in January. It actually starts in February. How can January possibly start in January when you still have half of Christmas laying around? It is absolutely impossible to initiate the ‘new year, new me’ rule…

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MENTAL Health is a growing concern for all people and there is very little provision for young people who are often left to struggle and feel isolated. For the past two years Livewire, a Community Theatre Group for Young People, have been running Mindfulness sessions…

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FOLLOWING an encouraging visit from the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow on Friday 1st February, Harlow MP, Robert Halfon has secured his fourth debate in the House of Commons on the need for a new hospital in the town.…

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HALF of UK adults cannot identify any key risk factors for dementia, according to a study by Alzheimer’s Research UK reports the BBC. The charity surveyed 2,361 people and found that only 1% were able to name the seven known risk or protective factors for…

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Princess Alexandra Hospital opens new specialist ward Princess Alexandra Hospital has officially opened a newly built ward, which has created more bed space to meet the growing needs of patients in Harlow Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow took an innovative approach to space creation: it…

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FRIDAY January 18 is the fourth annual Essex Dementia Day, a day where organisations showcase work they are doing to support those living with dementia and offer information, advice and support to individuals, their family and friends and anyone interested in learning more about how…

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VISITORS from St Louis University medical department visited Princess Alexandra Hospital. They had picked quite a day for it as it was the busiest day since Christmas. YH spoke to two representatives from the university. Masters student, Mike Dagnan and Associate Professor,Dr Kristin Wilson and…

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THE PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital has announced that it is currently extremely busy. It is asking residents to ensure that they use the appropriate service to manage any health concerns and remember that A and E are for emergencies only.