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A Hornchurch paramedic said free laser eye surgery has enabled her to do her job more “efficiently and effectively”.

The family of a beloved councillor who died earlier this month are fundraising to raise money for more public access defibrillators which helped to pro-long his life.

The stroke team at the borough’s NHS trust has been shortlisted for a prestigious award, recognising the huge improvements that have been made in the service.

A Queen’s Hospital accountant will be putting on her running shoes to take part in the Vitality Big Half.

A former paralympian has described the borough’s streets as a nightmare for the blind and partially sighted.

A group of nurses who all started their training at Oldchurch Hospital in Romford 50 years ago were reunited last week for the first time in decades.

Queen’s Hospital celebrated their first group of nursing associates who graduated from a pilot scheme that will see the staff members provide essential hands-on care for patients.

The NHS trust which runs both Queen’s and King George Hospitals has published a financial plan which it believes will help local healthcare bosses make £100million of savings over the next two years.

Grateful parents from Harold Wood presented £250 to the hospital that looked after their son when he was born prematurely.

The family of a four-year-old are hoping to raise £236,000 to give their daughter the best chance of beating cancer.

A girl who suffered a brain injury following failings in childbirth at King George Hospital will receive £8.2 million to provide her with the specialist care and therapies she needs for the rest of her life.

The NHS has been urged to take race discrimination more seriously as figures suggest ethnic minority staff face increasing prejudice.

The 365-home development on the former St George’s Hospital site in Hornchurch may not have a medical centre as previously proposed after the government declined to help fund its construction.

London Fire Brigade is set to spend almost £400,000 on upgrades to Havering’s fire stations over four years - including £150,000 on a kitchen.

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NHS Blood and Transplant is urging men in London to match women in making becoming a blood donor their New Year’s resolution for 2019.

Thousands of women in Havering missed their last screening for breast cancer, NHS figures show.

People who need to see a GP or practice nurse urgently in Havering can book appointments on weekday evenings, weekends and bank holidays this winter.

As the majority of us are sitting down to roast turkey with all the trimmings on December 25, it’s important to remember the selfless few giving up their day to provide for others. We spoke to just a few of them.

The medical directors of three of east London’s largest hospitals have issued a joint warning after a noticeable rise in cases of norovirus.

Leisure centres in Hornchurch and Romford are opening their doors for free to NHS frontline staff and emergency service workers this Christmas.

Kindhearted Frankie Cook may be just 10, but it’s down to her that all 482 children at her school in Romford took part in a Reindeer Run raising hundreds of pounds for the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity.

A nurse who has spent almost 30 years caring for the people of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge was recognised with a special lifetime achievement award last week.

The discovery that a man who had been jailed for using his position as a police officer to prey on vulnerable women could have been allowed to work at Queen’s hospital without a compulsory background check is worrying both for staff and patients.

A disgraced former police officer who was jailed for blackmailing prostitutes worked at Queen’s Hospital for a year after getting out of prison and never underwent a compulsory background check, the Recorder can reveal.

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