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Friday, August 18, 2017

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

A heartbroken Rainham couple are fundraising to buy two cold cots for Queen’s Hospital in memory of their son Nico who was stillborn there.

A 34-year-old woman has transformed her life by losing more than 6st, is now running a half marathon to raise money for charity.

Cancer patients across the borough are benefiting from a new machine designed to make their treatment more comfortable.

A hospital trust that worked hard to come out of special measures, has hit a national patient target for the first time in three years.

A grief-stricken Havering family are crowdfunding to fly their mum’s body home after she died while on holiday in Turkey.

When a young woman saw her mum’s reaction to the heartbreaking news that her only daughter had just “two months to live”, she knew it had gone too far.

A hospital trust is encouraging people to become ward managers as part of a 10-year development scheme.

The need to expand Queen’s Hospital’s emergency department before the closure of an A&E in Redbridge was once again highlighted during a parliamentary debate this week.

Young disabled Londoners have been urged to make the most of a new multi-million pound programme which seeks help them gain employment.

It was a time for reflection at an NHS trust’s annual general meeting, looking back at a year of achievements.

A report into the quality of meals at Queen’s Hospital found relatives of patients “were not very happy with what was being served”.

Procedures including boob jobs and face lifts will no longer be funded by the NHS in the borough, as well as limited access to IVF treatment.

With the London Clinical Commissioning Group (LCCG) calling for more elderly people to get a vaccine against the shingles one Havering nurse shares her experiences of treating the virus.

Havering residents aged between 70 and 80 are being urged to have vaccinations to protect against shingles - which is estimated to affect one in four people over the age of 70.

A hospital trust has been praised by health secretary Jeremy Hunt in a report focusing on the significant improvements it has made.

Welcoming a baby into the world is a profound, life-changing event, where much can be overwhelming.

When Beatrice Way suffered a massive stroke, her husband Alexander remembers clearly thinking it meant the end of their dream to have a baby.

Havering’s NHS trust managed to avoid the worst effects of Friday’s cyber attack by taking systems offline immediately, the Recorder can reveal.

In the wake of Friday’s cyber attack on the NHS, Havering’s health trust is urging patients to only visit A&E in real emergencies.

The family of a two-year old girl with a rare form of cancer are appealing for the public’s support to raise more than £190,000 for specialist treatment in the US.

The daughter of a woman who suffered a brain injury said she was disappointed that a planning application for a rehabilitation centre was refused.

Havering’s A&E department has been given £1million from the Department of Health (DoH), to continue a pioneering project to cut waiting times.

With obesity in adults and children continually rising, concerns abound not only as to the content of the food we are eating, and how active we are, but also to the medical conditions which can come on as a result.

A leading clean air campaigner has warned parents about the invisible danger that pollution poses to small children.

X Factor star and TV personality Stacey Solomon has visited patients and staff at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, after donating £17,000 to the hospital’s charity.

IVF treatment, boob jobs and weight loss surgery are some of the NHS treatments that could be axed in the borough to save £55million under new proposals.

A schools’ mental health awareness event – the first of its kind in Havering – has been hailed as a huge success.

Overjoyed at reaching her goal of being a size 12, the future looked bright for Helen Heagren.

Staff stress and work-related health problems at an NHS trust providing mental health services in Havering are worse than nationally.

A young woman has thanked one of the country’s top comedian’s for raising awareness about a rare and cruel disease that has affected both their parents.

An adolescent mental health unit that treats Havering teenagers has been rated good three months after reopening in the wake of a negative inspection last year.

The health secretary sent a special video to Queen’s Hospital staff, praising its trust for becoming the first in London to come out of special measures.

The NHS trust which serves Havering today was moved out of special measures, with particular praise given to care for children and those suffering with dementia.

The leading figure for overseeing healthcare provided in the borough has been recognised for his efforts.

The trust governing Queen’s Hospital failed to hit the government’s A&E waiting time targets in December, according to data released yesterday.

Social care for smokers aged 50 and over in Havering is costing more than £6.5million a year.

Last week, the Recorder received a behind-the-scenes tour of the borough’s A&E department in Queen’s Hospital.

Last week I spoke about people giving up their resolutions before the end of January and as the month slowly comes to an end I can see why so many do.

A doctors’ union representative has said the government is “totally wrong” for trying to force GPs to keep their surgeries open for longer.

Health providers in the borough have praised their staff’s “tireless” hard work as the cold winter has put increasing pressure on the hospital and GP surgeries.

A mental health charity’s mentoring service is due to close after the council decided not to renew its funding.

A woman who has stayed in hospital for seven months over an undiagnosed condition claims to have been told by a doctor in A&E she would have to wait 22 hours in a wheelchair before being seen.

Ding ding ding, week two of my resolutions challenge is well under way and I’m pleased to report I haven’t strayed from either of my pledges so far.

Important funding for the trust that runs Havering’s healthcare is at risk after it failed to meet targets on cancer waiting times.

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