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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Queen’s Hospital has become the first in the UK to introduce innovative new technology that should help make cancer patients’ treatment much less arduous.

Experts believe one in six people across the UK will have a mental health crisis this week that could lead to them developing a serious disorder.

A new midwifery unit has been unveiled offering flexible antenatal and other maternity appointments.

MPs, council leaders and campaigners assembled at Redbridge Town Hall to protest against the planned closure of King George Hospital’s A&E department.

A Romford doctor being investigated after his ex-wife claimed he rubbed a soiled nappy in her face has been cleared by a medical tribunal.

The NHS is urgently appealing for Havering residents to sign up to donate their eyesight in the event of their death.

Havering’s healthcare commissioners are asking for the public’s thoughts on plans to stop funding minor procedures such as cataract surgery and osteopathy.

The vast majority of hospice care takes place in the community – at homes and day centres – rather than in the hospice.

Visitors to Queen’s Hospital might notice something a little different about their care starting this week.

Concerns have been raised over an “increasing number of serious incidents” at Havering’s NHS trust due to missed or delayed diagnoses for cancer.

Havering’s NHS hospital trust has narrowly missed out on a £55m contract to take over a treatment centre, which will instead be run privately.

In the first in a series of monthly health specials, we look at north east London’s healthcare and discuss with local experts the biggest challenges it faces.

Health campaigners have called upon Havering Council to formally request health secretary Jeremy Hunt reviews proposals that would close a nearby emergency department.

Inspired by the support her grandad received when living with Alzheimer’s, a beautician retrained to become a carer for Radfield Home Care Havering.

An innovative scheme that enables carers to house adults that need support is being run in Havering.

A senior coroner has filed a damning report to the director of public health after a botched radiological procedure led to the death of a 77-year-old grandfather.

Knowing that you have the ability to potentially save someone’s life at any moment, is both a surreal and an amazing feeling.

A male nurse who groped and kissed a 75-year-old dementia sufferer has been deemed unfit to practice and struck off.

A carer went above and beyond her role when she saw that her 99-year-old client’s garden was overgrown and ants were spreading into her kitchen.

A Romford care home held a fun filled open day on Saturday to promote awareness for the elderly.

The borough’s healthcare services have received a grant to help fund the recruitment of more GPs from overseas.

A mental health service helping Havering’s vulnerable youngsters is one of just three healthcare schemes shortlisted for a national award celebrating its compassion and ambition.

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.

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