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Celebrations are underway as the rating of the trust providing mental heath care for Havering’s residents has been upgraded by inspectors.

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the NHS trust running Queen’s Hospital millions of pounds a year.

Construction giant Carillion has said it has “no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect” after talks failed to find another way to deal with the company’s debts.

Romford Ravens are holding one of England Rugby’s Inner Warrior taster sessions on January 20 to get more women involved in the sport.

Ambulances were forced to wait up to an hour at A&E 990 times last month, with emergency patients stranded inside the vehicles waiting to be admitted.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust came dangerously close to running out of beds over the Christmas period, new figures reveal.

Patients could be affected by delays of non-urgent procedures at King George Hospital, Goodmayes and Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, until January 31, due to winter pressures.

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

Here is a list of all the pharmacies across Havering that are open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day this year.

Sexual health services at Queen’s Hospital will be moving to a new location, following developments to improve care.

It has been revealed that the reason why a GP practice will no longer be constructed at an estate, is due to “building issues” with residents’ homes.

The parents of a young girl being treated for cancer at Queen’s Hospital have criticised the fact they have to pay for wi-fi access.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt paid a flying visit to Havering’s hospital trust on Friday (December 8) to hear how staff have been pioneering improvements to patient safety.

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

A hospice’s choir is aiming to reach the No.1 spot in the charts this Christmas as part of a super group made of singers from up and down the country.

Robot surgeons have been welcomed by an NHS trust, treating patients for issues with the heart, lungs and chest, paving the way for a new robotics centre.

The trust which runs Queen’s Hospital has been recognised by NHS England as a nationwide example of how end of life care should be administered.

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.

Queen’s Hospital’s maternity care team scooped a much-coveted award after impressing a grandmother with how much it had improved between the births of her two grandchildren.

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

A group of veteran doctors at Queen’s Hospital have urged bosses to deal with a host of behind-the-scenes issues they claim have left staff “isolated, intimidated and fearful”.

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