Ryan Fox has been volunteering his digital skills during lockdown to help the Saint Francis Hospice team.

A “steady stream” of schools in Havering are seeing positive Covid-19 tests as the pandemic enters its second wave.

A woman with a rare form of ovarian cancer has been crocheting cuddly animals to raise money for her treatment – which is unavailable on the NHS.

It can be of great comfort to those we leave behind, to know that in our last moments we were comfortable, well looked after and surrounded by those that we love.

Assault victims were treated in hospital almost four times every week at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust (BHRUT) last year, new figures show.

Daily coronavirus cases in Havering are just higher now than they were in the week leading up to the March lockdown.

Staff in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) bereavement team have helped make sure families who lost loved ones in hospital during the pandemic were given the advice and help they needed.

The first coronavirus death in ​six days has been recorded at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

Havering Council has confirmed that a walk-through coronavirus testing centre in Harold Hill will open tomorrow (September 19).

Havering Council has announced it is stopping the remaining We Are 500 shows from taking place after a rise in the borough’s Covid infection rates.

People with suspected coronavirus have been left unable to book a test slot anywhere in London, an investigation has found.

The chief executive of Havering Council has revealed that the borough is facing the prospect of local lockdown as early as next month.

Health experts are encouraging simple steps to help children and young people manage their asthma and reduce the risk of ending up in hospital.

More than one in ten supported housing units in Havering are run by companies which have failed nationally to comply with basic standards.

Lengthy queues and a lack of capacity are among the problems surrounding a new coronavirus testing facility in Rainham.

Taniya Perera’s move to Romford has paid off, with the 36-year-old well on her way to the career she envisioned back in 2018 when she decided to relocate from Sri Lanka.

Claire Smart, an occupational therapist at Saint Francis Hospice, says her aim has always been to promote people’s independence, wellbeing and quality of life.

Redbridge is at risk of going into a local lockdown after it had the highest number of new coronavirus cases across all London boroughs, with Havering and Newham close behind.

The government has agreed to a new walk-through coronavirus testing facility in the borough.

Patients in Havering have reported waiting up to Christmas Eve and January 7 for non-urgent blood tests.

Four procedures currently available on the NHS in Havering and Redbridge are likely to be dropped because they are deemed a poor use of money once a huge merger goes ahead next year.

A hospital has apologised and launched an investigation after a terminally-ill cancer patient was removed from its emergency department.

From Monday people will be breaking the law if they meet socially in groups of more than six. And they could be fined.

Why leaving a gift in your will can really help Saint Francis Hospice. Anne Brown, head of major gifts and legacies, explains

Havering Council has launched a toolkit for the borough’s businesses as part of a campaign aimed at preventing a local lockdown.

A top stroke specialist has spoken out about the “harrowing” racism he has faced while working for the NHS.

Havering has seen its highest weekly number of coronavirus cases in three and a half months, according to the latest figures.

Tes Smith, director of quality and care, gives an insight into how Saint Francis Hospice worked hard to adapt so it could continue providing services during the pandemic

Growing up, most people hope to make their passion their life’s work.

Havering Council has launched a campaign calling on residents to help ensure the borough remains out of lockdown.

A Rainham mother has made a formal complaint about a Havering councillor, claiming he sent her coronavirus conspiracy theories in response to her concerns about schools reopening.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is the first in the UK to use a new cancer treatment which uses artificial intelligence to personalise care for patients.

Although the hospice opened its doors to the public in July 1984, the story begins much earlier: in July 1975.

Dawn Poon is the systems programme director at Saint Francis Hospice. She explains how the hospice managed to arrange for most of its staff to work from home, and how she then caught coronavirus.

The number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for routine treatment at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) soared to a record high in June, new figures reveal.

From paternity leave to furlough and now back to work, Tom Murtagh, corporate partnerships manager at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower, explains how life has been for him these past five months

Queen’s Hospital emergency department will receive a £4.1million boost ahead of the winter.

The Rev Paula Graham explains that Saint Francis Hospice welcomes people of all faiths, and none

Staff shortages due to isolation for suspected Covid-19 and “gross pressures” created by the pandemic are among the reasons an Upminster surgery has been put into special measures, a GP partner has claimed.

The temporary mortuary at South Essex Crematorium has been removed as part of the further scaling back of extra facilities that were set up in March.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

Saint Francis Hospice, like all other charities, has found its fundraising events severely curtailed in recent months, as community partnerships manager Michelle Gower explains

Life has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new coronavirus rules?

A father-of-two who spent 98 days in hospital fighting Covid-19 before making a “remarkable recovery” has thanked the “angel” doctors and nurses who saved his life.

A hospital chaplain has told how he faced “every type of emotion” while supporting bereaved families during the coronavirus crisis.


It can be of great comfort to those we leave behind, to know that in our last moments we were comfortable, well looked after and surrounded by those that we love.

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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