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A hospital ward in Romford was made to look and sound like a children’s party after a special visit from the Skittle Man at Queen’s Hospital.

The mother of a boy awarded almost £13million after a catastrophic brain injury at birth has spoken of her anger at the botched delivery that changed his life.

The mother of a three-year-old with a rare genetic condition described a Hornchurch charity that supports youngsters with disabilities and special needs as “their shoulder to cry on”.

NHS staff at hospitals across east London are almost twice as likely to be victims of abuse as the national average, according to the results of an England-wide healthcare survey.

Walk-in services will be closing at South Hornchurch Health Centre.

The Hooper family don’t know what they would have done if it wasn’t for a charity that supports youngsters with disabilities and special needs.

More than one in 10 midwives working at Queen’s Hospital’s NHS Trust are EU nationals, figures show.

Patients at Queen’s Hospital face some of the longest waiting times for tests for bowel cancer but the hospital trust insists those who are suspected of having cancer are seen to within two weeks.

An elderly man found slumped at the wheel of his car, a problem drinker estranged from his father and a man with lung disease who passed away in the depths of winter - at least three people have died homeless in Havering this year, but no record is being kept of their deaths.

Newly trained family doctors have started work in Havering as part of a successful scheme to boost the number of GPs able to care for patients in the borough.

Elderly patients at Queen’s Hospital are enjoying entertainment specifically tailored towards them thanks to some special interactive screens.

Staff at a shopping centre delivered hand knitted teddy bears to grieving parents who had still births at Queen’s Hospital.

One doctor said that a ”very terrible miscommunication” was where everything went “badly and tragically wrong”.

An inquest into the death of Harvey, 7, opened today (Friday, September 21).

Havering’s NHS hospital trust has appointed the former chief financial officer of British Airways as its new CFO.

An Upminster mum has shared the “traumatic” experience of when her 15-month-old daughter had a serious infection to mark World Sepsis Day.

A Romford motorcyclist who died following a serious crash with another vehicle has been described as a “gentle giant” and family man.

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

The money will go to Clowns in the Sky - a charity that is dedicated to the research and treatment of children with brain tumours.

Essex Police have confirmed a 38-year-old motorcyclist from Romford has died after being hit by a car and are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

Generous donations to a charity has meant that a dedicated space for bereaved parents at a hospital could be refurbished.

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