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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Mayor’s Annual Family Fun Run gets under way in little more than a week’s time and a section of the borough’s elderly community is set to benefit.

More than a thousand campaigners young and old marched to Redbridge Town Hall on Saturday to show their support for King George Hospital’s A&E.

Staff stress and work-related health problems at an NHS trust providing mental health services in Redbridge are worse than nationally.

A charity which supports adults with physical and learning disabilities will benefit from the funds raised by the Mayor’s Annual Family Fun Run on April 2.

An exciting new event comes to Ilford town centre next month and it’s hoped that it will leave a lasting legacy on the borough for years to come.

The NHS trust which serves Wanstead and Woodford is “letting down too many patients”, according to its chief executive.

The future of King George Hospital’s A&E department is once again unclear, after its trust’s chief executive cast doubt on the closure plans.

An adolescent mental health unit that temporarily closed last year immediately following an inspection has been rated good three months after reopening.

The health secretary sent a special video to King George Hospital staff, praising its trust for becoming the first in London to come out of special measures.

The NHS trust which serves Redbridge today was moved out of special measures, with particular praise given to care for children and those suffering with dementia.

A doctors’ surgery in Ilford has been rated inadequate by health inspectors and placed in special measures.

Hundreds of children in Redbridge are being exposed to levels of air pollution which could permanently damage their health.

There are surely not many careers more rewarding than nursing, the occupation of the compassionate, who devote much of their waking hours to caring for others, making the most monumental difference to so many lives.

A grieving friend is calling British men to ditch the grooming products and grow a pair of side burns to raise awareness of male suicide.

The hospital trust responsible for providing Redbridge’s mental health services has transformed its headquarters.

A bus driver has revealed he went through “two years of hell” and lost a tooth after a botched root canal treatment left him in constant pain.

Barts Health NHS Trust wants to completely overhaul Whipps Cross Hospital, and renovate its ageing buildings and sprawling layout.

The leader of a Redbridge women’s charity claims a lack of funding is responsible for a rise in cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the borough.

The leading figure for overseeing healthcare provided in the borough has been recognised for his efforts.

The main hospital serving Wanstead and Woodford failed to meet A&E waiting times targets in December, in one of the NHS’ busiest winters on record.

More than 500 residents have taken part in the world’s largest community-based study designed to identify rare genes resistant to heart disease, strokes and diabetes.

The trust governing King George and Queen’s Hospital failed to hit the government’s A&E waiting time targets in December, according to data released yesterday.

The council has called on the government to offer more support after a report showed that more than £4million is spent on social care due to smoking.

Parents of children with special educational needs confronted councillors at a tense cabinet meeting last night over proposed changes to their current transport system.

The current crisis facing the NHS ‘will only get worse’ if the government doesn’t scrap its one per cent (pc) cap on staff pay says Ilford North MP Wes Streeting.

Last week, the Recorder received a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the A&Es run by the trust responsible for Redbridge’s healthcare services.

Last week I spoke about people giving up their resolutions before the end of January and as the month slowly comes to an end I can see why so many do.

A doctors’ union representative has said the government is “totally wrong” for trying to force GPs to keep their surgeries open for longer.

Plans to close King George Hospital’s A&E over night later this year have been cancelled, but the department is still on track to be permanently closed by 2019.

As I struggle through the third week of my new year’s resolutions it keeps dawning on me that there are still 49 weeks left of 2017.

Residents living in the south of the borough will on average die six years earlier than those living in the north.

The NHS “crisis” is being caused because patients are going to A&E for ailments that would have been treated by a GP 20 years ago, Iain Duncan Smith has said.

Ding ding ding, week two of my resolutions challenge is well under way and I’m pleased to report I haven’t strayed from either of my pledges so far.

An A&E serving thousands of people across Wanstead and Woodford has been hit hard by what one charity executive dubbed “a humanitarian crisis”.

Important funding for the trust that runs Redbridge’s healthcare is at risk after it failed to meet targets on cancer waiting times.

An innovative style of cardio fitness featured on BBC Two’s Dragon’ Den made its exclusive debut in the borough last weekend.

The chief executive of Redbridge Healthwatch has said A&E departments must keep their four hour target for treating patients, amidst claims of an NHS “crisis”.

We all know new year resolutions rarely last longer than a couple weeks but this year I’m determined to stick to my goals and I hope it can help you do the same.

The NHS trust which serves Redbridge is forking out up to £47 an hour for agency staff, and failing to meet government pay targets for locum doctors.

A lack of compassion, staff shortages across the board and accusations of bullying were just some of the concerns raised in a damning report on Whipps Cross hospital.

An iconic quilt panel, commemorating the lives of those lost to the AIDS epidemic in the UK, will be on display in Ilford tomorrow.

A petition to save the borough’s only A&E will be visiting 35,000 Redbridge homes in the coming weeks.

Care provided to a father of three found dead soon after being hospitalised following a suicide attempt was “not appropriate”, an inquest has heard.

Kaleigh is a six-year-old girl who lives in my constituency of Ilford North.

The parents of a six-year-old girl with an incurable cancerous tumour are urging Recorder readers to sign their petition for more research into the condition.

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