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MORE support is now available to new mums in West Essex thanks to a training programme for Breastfeeding Network volunteers. Thirty-one volunteers have completed 12-week training programmes at Tree House Children’s Centre in Harlow, Spangles Children’s Centre in Stansted and Hazelwood Children’s Centre in Waltham…

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NHS WEST Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) has reached its first birthday and is reflecting on its achievements which have surpassed expectations in a challenging climate. Successes over the past year include more collaborative working between statutory organisations and service providers and more integration between…

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EVERY week the BBC publish key performance statistics on the A and E departments in England. Here are the stats for the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow for week Feb 17th to Feb 23rd. The stats are: 90.1% of patients were seen in four hours.…

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A NEWLY established Patient Panel at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is keen to raise its profile and is organising a conference to bring together people and organisations interested in healthcare across the area. The all- day conference at the Harlow Leisurezone on 28…

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IT MAY be 2014, but there is a still a very large school of “Pull yourself together” when it comes to mental health. The facts speak for themselves: Around 14% of the UK workforce have suffered from some form of mental health issue, around 7%…

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By Lauren Copes ESSEX has seen an increase in HIV cases over the last year, with Southend and Thurrock having some of the highest rates in the county, according to new figures. The statistics, published in a Public Health England Report, were released in the…

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PHARMACISTS IN Harlow have been noticing the increasing number of prescriptions for TB for a long time. And now the growing numbers have come across Harlow MP, Robert Halfon’s radar. In his latest blog, Mr Halfon writes: “I have been getting figures together on Tuberculosis…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital is investing extra money it has received to cope with extra patient flows during winter on a new modular ward. The hospital continually runs close to capacity and any surge in demand due to bad or extremely cold weather or winter…

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IF you need help for a minor health problem don’t forget your local pharmacist can offer you advice and treatment, and no appointment is needed! West Essex CCG is asking local people in Harlow, Uttlesford and Epping Forest to make better use of their local…

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ALL around the town, there are organisations that meet, week in and week out, helping the people of Harlow. One such organisation is Breathe Easy that meets at the Purford Green community centre once a month on a Tuesday. YH went along to speak to…

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PROPOSALS for the delivery of health care in Harlow for the next ten years will be laid out this month. Following consultations across the town, the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) has drawn up a strategy. The model of delivery and proposed solutions to…

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PRINCESS Alexandra Hospital will be the venue for a week of events to promote Dementia Awareness Week. From Monday, the hospital will set up a number of information stands in the foyer which will be available to staff, patients, carers and the public. The Dementia…

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HARLOW resident, Annette Courtney is looking for 100,000 signatures in a campaign called Rachel’s Law. From her flat in Joyner’s Field, Annette is spending nearly every waking hour campaigning for better rights for people, like her daughter, who are disabled. Specifically, her campaign centres on…

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IMAGINE, one day, without any warning, you find yourself in a life-threatening situation and unable to communicate your wishes. Who would speak for you and make healthcare decisions on your behalf? From Tuesday, October 1, all the healthcare organisations in west Essex will be offering…

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THE SEPTEMBER sun shone for the Princess Alexandra Hospital Fun Day yesterday, the event opened by snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan included a coconut shy, teddy bear’s hospital, bouncy castles and a cake sale. The event also incorperated the Hospital’s AGM. Your Harlow spotted members of…

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Your Harlow attended a lively debate hosted by the West Essex Clinical Commission Group tonight. The West Essex CCG is responsible for commissioning health care for Harlow and the rest of West Essex. The debate was the fourth and final debate in the range of…