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THIS month, we marked World Cancer Day, which starts the first of a new three-year campaign centred on the issue of equity. The campaign theme ‘Close the care gap’ recognises the power of knowledge and challenging assumptions relating to cancer. This was also an opportunity…

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CLOTHES were worn inside out by a school community as it confronted the issue of children’s mental health. Students and teachers at Sir Frederick Gibberd College, in Harlow, took part in Inside Out Day as part of Children’s Mental Health Week. The event raises awareness…

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THE virtual visiting team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) is calling for valuable support from the community to help with its virtual visiting service. Virtual visiting connects our inpatients to their family and friends through video calls. Our virtual visiting team manage…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It…

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OVER the past few years, Harlow resident Sam Snelling has raised in excess of £20,000 for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH). Sam has done this by setting himself challenges, time and time again. Whether it is Tougher Mudder runs,…

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PRIME Boris Johnson has announced the end of all domestic Covid restrictions in England in a process starting later this week reports The Guardian. When is self-isolation ending? Subject to parliamentary approval of Johnson’s plan, the legal requirement to self-isolate will end on Thursday, with…

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THE legal requirement to self-isolate after catching Covid in England is expected to be dropped from next week – as part of a “living with Covid” plan reports the BBC. All remaining virus restrictions in the country are set to end in the coming days,…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It…

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CHARITY MENINGITIS NOW are urging young people to take up a potentially lifesaving vaccination to protect against the disease. The latest Government figures on the uptake of the routine school-based MenACWY teenage vaccination show an increase from 58.3% of those eligible to receive it in 2019-20 to…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity is looking for keen runners to represent the charity in the 2022 TCS London Marathon. The charity currently has two open positions for participants to run, jog, or walk their way through the marathon which is due to take place…

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Liam Byrne MP who has spoken on the subject in parliament IT can be extremely lonely for a child to grow up in a household where a parent or carer is addicted to alcohol. We know the pandemic will have exacerbated the feeling of loneliness…

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Naghmeh Teymourian-Yates ACROSS her 42-year career, Princess Alexandra Hospital midwife Naghmeh Teymourian-Yates has delivered 5,500 babies at the Harlow hospital. Now as she approaches retirement, the 62-year-old (who is also a TV sensation) is taking time to reflect on her journey from Iran in 1978…

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WITH more than 300 people, including more than 40 children*, waiting for a heart transplant this Valentine’s Day, NHS Blood and Transplant is calling on families to have a heart-to-heart about organ donation. While heart transplants have continued throughout the pandemic, with only 7% less in…

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WE are giving you updates on the Covid-19 situation in Harlow as the needs arise. We are doing this because we want to give Harlow residents an accurate picture of where we are re Covid-19. From January 31st, we are providing a weekly report. It is by…

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ECCO has been working in partnership with Roots To Wellbeing CIC, a Harlow based non for profit organisation focusing on mental and physical health, wellbeing for all ages and community support.  Together, the organisations were successful in a funding bid created by Active Essex to…

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ST Clare Hospice’s new Wellbeing Hub has secured more than £5,000 funding. This will help the Hospice to deliver a broad range of activities and improve the lives of local people living with a life-limiting illness. The BETA Charitable Trust recently donated £2,500 in support…