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Harlow hospital patients helped by clothes gift from Asda The dedicated discharge team at The Princess Alexandra Hospital, who help patients get ready to go home, were delighted to receive a generous gift of clothing from Asda. The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) in Harlow…

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IT was National Cupcake Day for the Alzheimer’s society this week to raise money, and so they sold cupcakes that were made by the staff and residents. Running alongside that they had their own ‘Ashlyn Cupcake Bake Off’ with cupcakes that were made by the…

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Harlow Hospital staff shine spotlight on oral health during
national smile month DENTAL health professionals encourage daily teeth brushing, but what if you are urgently admitted to hospital and don’t have a toothbrush? Generous staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow have helped to…

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The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has been placed among the top six trusts nationwide for radiology reporting standards. Radiology at The Princess Alexandra Hospital praised for topping targets THE Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has been placed among the…

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HOMELESSNESS in Harlow has reached its lowest since 2010, with a reduction of 54 per cent between January 2018 and January 2019, according to figures released by Harlow charity, Streets2Homes. In March, Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, secured £231,000 from the Ministry of Housing, Communities…

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Find out about our nutrition work, say Harlow hospital’s dieticians WHAT does it feel like if you have difficulty swallowing food and drink safely and have to be fed through a tube? As a health professional, understanding what your patients experience can be really beneficial…

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A HARLOW-based provider of domiciliary care to elderly people and others who are potentially vulnerable has notched up three years of looking after clients in their own homes. The team at Care Just4U operates under the banner ‘Your care, the way you want it’ and…

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Join garden fete to celebrate hospital unit’s first anniversary A year since its official VIP opening, a specialist unit at Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust is proud to show off its fantastic, developing sensory garden – and is celebrating by inviting everyone to its…

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THE Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership has appointed a job-share partnership of senior health and social care leaders to work with the independent Chair, Paul Burstow, to navigate the next steps towards an integrated health and care system for the area’s 1.5…

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Grateful dad to run marathon for Princess Alexandra Hospital’s neonatal unit A GRATEFUL parent whose baby son stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow will be fundraising for the unit when he runs the Edinburgh Marathon next Sunday,…

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A community art project, led by local charity St Clare Hospice, stimulated thoughtful conversations in Harlow’s town centre on Tuesday 14th May, in celebration of national Dying Matters Awareness Week (13th – 19th May). With three giant canvases for the public to write and draw…

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HUNDREDS of patients have benefited from taking part in clinical trials at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust. One of those is Valerie Fitzjohn, who joined a clinical research study after suffering with psoriatic arthritis for years. The condition was so bad that by the time she…

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BOWEL cancers are on the rise among under-50s in the UK, according to studies, prompting calls to lower the screening age reports The Guardian. Research showed incidences of bowel cancers in adults under 50 had increased substantially over the latest available 10-year period, while the…

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THE Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust is now accepting nominations for their annual Our Amazing People Awards. Patients and visitors to PAHT are encouraged to nominate a member of staff or volunteer who they believe goes above and beyond the call of duty. Every day, thousands…