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A formerly “inadequate” adolescent mental health unit for Havering teenagers that temporarily closed 18 months ago has just been rated “outstanding” by health inspectors.

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.

Parliament returned from summer recess with a bang this week as we voted into the early hours on the EU Withdrawal Bill.

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.

David Durant and fellow councillors at the bus stop last year. Picture: STEVE POSTON

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

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.

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

Staff at a care home in Rainham have been celebrating after receiving a “good” rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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

In celebration of Local Newspaper Week, which runs until Sunday, four community figures have shared their thoughts on how the Recorder’s work has made a difference.

A care home rated outstanding after a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, has been chosen to play a key role in creating a national guide.

Havering has been labelled as the worst area in England for seeing GPs with almost 50per cent of practices considered below average.

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

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.

Party poppers, cheers of joy and some celebratory cake were all part of today’s proceedings as the hospital trust welcomed the news of coming out of special measures.

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.

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