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New Havering health watchdog launches in Harold Hill

13:00 27 September 2013

Anne-Marie Dean, chair of Heathwatch Havering

Anne-Marie Dean, chair of Heathwatch Havering

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A new healthcare watchdog held its official launch event in Harold Hill on Tuesday.

Healthwatch Havering, which replaced the LINk group, has been representing residents across the borough since April 1 2013.

The launch was attended by councillors, NHS representatives and Havering voluntary groups.

Healthwatch chairman Anne-Marie Dean said: “Generally, health and social care services in Havering are acceptable and of a good standard. “However, unfortunately, there have been some significant shortcomings at Queen’s Hospital which have been in the news, locally and nationally, for the wrong reasons in the past year.

“This is disappointing because we are aware of some very good services within it.

“We are pursuing a number of enquiries about standards of care in the hospital and in other places, such as residential care homes.”

The event featured a film made by students from Coopers’ Company and Coborn School. which portrayed residents’ views about healthcare issues in their area.

Anne-Marie added: “We will develop our skills and abilities to ensure we are able to deliver our role as a consumer champion for local people.”

Anyone interested in volunteering for the organisation should call manager Joan Smith on 01708 303300.

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