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OUR local GPs, hospitals, community services, ambulance services, social care providers and civil society partners make that NHS world-class. Its partners in social care and local councils contribute equally to its success. As the NHS turns 70 next year, it’s our responsibility to shape the…

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Living with A Brain Injury: My 10 Year Journey By David Chennells IT all began one Thursday morning 10 years ago and 10 days after my 26th birthday (on 10th May 2007), when I was cycling to work. I started to experience what I can…

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1800 hrs STATEMENT by Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH): “Currently we have not been affected by the cyber attack. Some networks and systems have been taken offline temporary to protect patients. We are extremely busy, please only attend A&E in case of an emergency 1700 hrs…

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MARC Rhodes, Business Intelligence Developer for Princess Alexandra Hospital is attempting an incredible solo challenge. Marc will be trying to reach the summit of the UK’s 10 highest mountains IN 5 DAYS! Marc will be solely reliant on the equipment on his back the moment…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has raised awareness about heart failure alongside the European-wide initiative, Heart Failure Awareness Day The heart failure service at PAH has seen an increase in demand over the last two years and has expanded as a result. Kevin Beharry…

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AS Part of Mental Health Awareness Week the Herts and Essex Community Farm in Foldcroft, Harlow will be hosting a Wellbeing Day. This free event for all the Community will feature mental health, meditation, mindfulness, aromatherapy workshops works shops and a free children’s yoga session.…

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Time to talk: learn about end of life issues as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week in Harlow Cancer information and support is coming to Harlow on Wednesday 10 May and Thursday 11 May, courtesy of Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service. A team of cancer…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is raising awareness about heart failure alongside the European-wide initiative, Heart Failure Awareness Day, on Friday 5 May 2017. The heart failure service at PAH has seen an increase in demand over the last two years and has expanded…

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Council launches hard-hitting smoking in pregnancy campaign today NEW figures have revealed that during 2015/16, around one in ten pregnant women in Essex were smokers at the time of having their babies. Although Essex has seen a decline in numbers in recent years and has…

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NEONATAL advanced life support is one of the vital maternity areas that will improve through new training funding of £50,333. The money comes from Health Education England’s Maternity Safety Training Fund programme, following their announcement today. Areas that will benefit from the funding are Resilience…

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MP Liam Byrne met Harlow Councillor Ian Beckett, and ADAS’s Chair of Trustees Susan Cross and Chief Executive Gareth Clement, to talk about the Children of Alcoholics Manifesto and to learn more about ADAS’s vital work supporting children and families. Liam Byrne, who is MP…

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IAN Hudson from Harlow & District Chamber of Commerce and Councillor Ian Beckett, Harlow Council’s Mental Health Champion have committed to do more to help local businesses rise to the challenges of mental health in the workplace. On the day that the Institute of Directors…

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HEALTHWATCH Essex Ambassador wins prestigious national Lifetime Achievement Award for achieving ‘sustained positive change’ A Healthwatch Essex Mental Health Ambassador and local charity leader – John Wills, 51, from Brightlingsea – has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by the Directory of Social Change…

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SHE IS the next big thing in broadcasting and she doesn’t pull any punches. Cutting to the chase and getting answers to the questions that people daren’t ask, she commands respect not because of her years or experience, but through her sheer force of will.…

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BY Trudy Harper THE resuscitation room at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow has benefited from a refurbishment after fundraising by the Emergency Department and ITU. THE resuscitation room at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow has benefited from a refurbishment after fundraising by the…

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Harlow Council’s Mental Health Champion and the Chief Executive of local charity ADAS have surpassed their target of raising £1,000 on the last day of their abstinence from alcohol as part of the fundraising and awareness raising Dry January Campaign. Cllr Ian Beckett and Gareth…