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A financial investigation by the NHS into Havering’s hospital trust has blamed a “lack of clear leadership” for the organisation having to take a £20.7million emergency bail out last year.

This week’s front page story – on the rise in violent crime in the last year across Havering – does not make for comfortable reading.

The chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has announced he is leaving the organisation after four years “to seek new opportunities”.

More than 600 Havering residents could be forced to move out of the borough after the council decided to give their homes back to private landlords.

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Prince Edward will be given a tour of both of places in Romford and Hornchurch.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell, councillors and church leaders visited the home of 85-year-old Rosina Coleman who was found dead in her Romford home with serious injuries.

Firefighters responded to reports of a fire at Queen’s Hospital in Rom Valley Way on Sunday, May 13.

So, unsurprisingly, the plans for a huge housing development at Beam Park have gone to the Mayor of London’s Office for a decision.

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Bosses at Havering’s NHS hospital trust have admitted the current state of its finances is “clearly not acceptable”, as a newly released report revealed the organisation is currently operating at a £481million deficit.

The NHS non-emergency helpline is sending an increasing number of people to emergency services, raising concerns about extra strain on A&E departments.

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Havering’s cabinet discussed ambitious plans to deliver a multi-million pound regeneration project that could transform the south of the borough last night (Weds).

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital’s deputy chief operation officer has urged residents to access health services wisely this year.

Plans to close a Redbridge A&E, which would have seen Queen’s Hospital require millions of pounds of upgrades, have been halted after health bosses ordered an immediate review of the decision.

Havering’s mental health trust is in the running to win two national healthcare awards.

The Queen’s Speech; the Autumn Statement; and the Budget each spring – these used to be the big three dates in the parliamentary calendar until Chancellor Philip Hammond rejigged things last year.

Havering’s NHS hospital trust has announced the appointment of a former BT board member as its new chairman.

A march and rally is being held tomorrow to protest the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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