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Friday, April 20, 2018

Two eateries and two butchers in Redbridge have been slapped with the worst possible hygiene ratings, the Recorder can reveal.

Just as the warm weather kicks in, Redbridge Council has announced that the iconic water fountains in Valentines Park, Ilford and George Green, Wanstead could be reopened.

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

Talented staff at Redbridge’s NHS hospital trust who have released a charity single to raise money for charity want to know, “what have you done today, to make you feel proud?”

Patients in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering have been trialling a new innovative new technology to help reduce the risk of patients developing diabetes.

The NHS trust responsible for Redbridge’s hospitals is taking part in a ground-breaking scheme hoping to encourage more black and ethnic minority candidates to apply for executive level jobs.

The family of a child who was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn have won their High Court claim against Redbridge’s hospital trust.

There were 209 serious incidents at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in two years, the latest figures show.

Residents will be able to make a splash this summer as a new £4million pool nears completion in Goodmayes.

A much-loved Gants Hill bagel shop could be turned into a private medical centre.

Poorly Redbridge residents should to take a break from diabetes medicine, among other drugs, to avoid damaging their kidneys, GPs have urged.

Just one in twenty people who present themselves at King George Hospital’s A&E actually need to be there, shocking new statistics reveal.

A Gants Hill GP practice with around 4000 registered patients has been rated as requiring improvement by health inspectors following a comprehensive inspection in December.

An Ilford pharmacist is reminding residents that chemists are their first point of call for minor illnesses, not the GP or A&E.

Redbridge’s hospital trust has been placed in financial special measures after an NHS investigation discovered “a rapid and significant deterioration” in its finances.

Opening up about mental health issues is becoming easier for Redbridge teenagers thanks to an online anonymous counselling website.

Almost nine in ten patients visiting Whipps Cross Hospital’s accident and emergency department last month were treated within four hours, new figures have revealed.

An Ilford Vlogger has spoken out about the need for teachers to be trained in spotting mental health issues after a Barnardo’s commissioned study found that more than 50 per cent of 12-16-year-olds in London feel sad or anxious at least once a week and 77pc cited school was one of their biggest causes of stress.

Redbridge residents struggling with mental health issues are invited to take part in performance and creative art workshops to help improve their wellbeing.

From free gym sessions to community discussions, specialist GPs are offering a range of services to help residents detect, battle and defeat cancer.

A young volunteer who is still studying for his A-levels has been working to improve care for children and young people in hospital.

Around 40per cent of women in Redbridge aged 25-49 are not getting smear tests when invited.

Celebrations are underway as the rating of the trust providing mental heath care for Redbridge 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.

Pioneering senior nurses at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) have been inspired by a Hollywood film to start the country’s first nurse mentoring service.

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the NHS trust which runs King George Hospital millions of pounds a year.

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.

Residents eat less fruit than the average Londoner and three out of five adults carry too much weight.

Ilford is one of four places in the UK not to have any reported “Aussie flu” outbreaks.

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

Residents are being urged to only use A&E as a last resort while the annual winter pressure causes an increase in patients.

Some patients at Whipps Cross Hospital will see their appointments delayed due to winter pressures.

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.

With groaning waistbands and a slightly jaded feeling after the excesses of Christmas, it is easy to understand why health and weight loss features on many resident’s New Year resolution lists.

The amount of revenue Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust made from car parking fees has been revealed today.

Here is a list of all the pharmacies across Redbridge 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.

Christmas 2017 will always be a memorable time for the Thomas family after a life-changing donation which will allow them to build a hydrotherapy pool for their daughter Annabelle.

A family from Barkingside received the best Christmas present they could have hoped for after an entrepreneur gave them a £15,000 donation to help their daughter walk.

GPs in Redbridge will stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens and anti-malarial medication as part of a £3.75million cost-cutting drive.

Elderly residents facing Christmas Day alone are invited to have festive fun together at a Woodford Green care home.

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

A disability campaigner is delighted that a changing places toilet is going to be installed in Ilford.

Residents are disgusted after Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) terminated its contract with a centre some experts claim is the borough’s only specialist dementia care home.

A Redbridge GP is hanging up his stethoscope after 28 years of serving his community.

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