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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…

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THE report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) into Princess Alexandra Hospital is a damning indictment into the quality of care in a number of areas in the hospital. Here are some of the criticisms. We will highlight the good aspects in a separate piece.…

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FROM 1 October leg ulcers will be treated at dedicated leg ulcer clinics instead of at GP surgeries. Research has shown that attending specialist clinics can improve healing rates. This is why NHS West Essex CCG has decided to transfer leg ulcer treatment to clinics…

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MONDAY 10th October is World Mental Health Day and Harlow Council’s Mental Health Champion Cllr Ian Beckett says it’s time that we saw the day as a day of celebration. “I’m pretty sure that celebration is probably the last word that springs to mind for…

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LIKE most girls her age, former Harlow girl Kaleigh enjoys being a princess, attending dance lessons, singing, swimming and playing with her friends. But more importantly being the loving daughter to us and the caring big sister to her 4 year old brother Carson. That…

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THIS October, we are urging Essex smokers to sign up to Stoptober, a Public Health England campaign encouraging people to stop smoking for 28 days, offering support and encouragement every step of the way. Smoking is on the decrease nationally with Public Health England releasing…

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INSPIRATIONAL volunteers, pharmacists and health professionals all feature in the Best of West Awards shortlist announced today by NHS West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). After weeks of nominations and a tough judging process, awards will be presented for 11 awards including Volunteer of the…

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THE Government has today (Tuesday, 23 August) awarded £819,000 to the North and South Essex Partnership University NHS Trusts to upgrade health-based places of safety which provide vital support for those in mental health crisis in the region. The money will fund upgrades to existing…

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A POPULAR hospital service has been brought back in-house a month earlier than expected due to “unforeseen circumstances”. Bosses at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow today announced the contract for Hospital at Home, which has been run by ORLA Healthcare since 2014,…