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Friday, March 24, 2017

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.

We all know new year resolutions rarely last longer than a couple weeks but this year I’m determined to stick to my goals and I hope it can help you do the same.

A disabled woman and her husband, who spent a year in financial hardship before a decision to cut their benefits was overturned by a tribunal, are urging others to stand up for their rights.

A mum-of-one who founded her own holistic therapies business after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis hopes to spread a positive message around health and wellbeing this New Year.

The NHS trust which serves Havering is forking out up to £47 an hour for agency staff, and failing to meet government pay targets for locum doctors.

Customers and staff have banded together and made a huge difference to the lives of children spending time in hospital over the festive period.

A doctor from Queen’s Hospital is calling on the public to back a life saving campaign following his experience in Nepal earlier this year.

Nurses caring for people with mental health problems can now be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a groundbreaking new scheme.

Nurses across the borough now have the opportunity to be trained in both mental and physical health simultaneously in a ground-breaking new training scheme.

Havering Town Hall lit up blue on Monday to raise awareness of a global health epidemic.

A provisional date has been set for the downgrading of the A&E at King George Hospital and centralising of services at Romford’s Queen’s Hospital.

In recognition of World Diabetes Day, members of a support group will flick the switch that will illuminate Havering Town Hall in blue light.

A former Queen’s hospital clinical psychologist who now works privately as a consultant said there are lots of reasons why online therapy works well with patients battling anxiety disorders in their early stages.

Calls are growing for a ground-breaking emergency care trial which drastically cut A&E waiting times to be rolled out across the capital.

A leading brain injury charity said it is “extremely disappointed” at a pub chain after staff refused to serve a disabled woman whose condition was mistaken for drunkenness.

An outbreak of fish herpes has been confirmed in Collier Row.

Thousands of patients registered with a doctor’s practice will be automatically transferred to a different surgery following the retirement of a GP.

Calls are growing for a ground-breaking emergency care trial which drastically cut A&E waiting times to be rolled out across the capital.

A theatre has taken a bold step to ensure that suffering from dementia should not be an obstacle to enjoying the excitement and delight of a stage 
show.

A cancer patient is the first in England to share his experience of the NHS on social media.

A family is desperately attempting to raise £100,000 for their “cheeky, little boy” after being refused funding for a life-changing procedure.

The owners of a care home with “insufficient” numbers of experienced and qualified staff said they are committed to making changes ordered by inspectors.

Vulnerable patients at risk of hanging themselves were not kept safe by the borough’s mental health trust, an inspection has found.

A grieving mother whose newborn daughter died when she was just 12 days old after contracting whooping cough has urged other parents to be vigilant.

The head of Queen’s Hospital has been listed as one of the top 1,000 influential Londoners.

For many elderly people, having a fall is a nightmare that could see them lose their independence.

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