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Talented 18-year-old Lauren Sandell died from meningitis W in the same month she was scheduled to have a free vaccination against the virus.

Smokers were up in arms when puffing was banned in pubs, but 10 years on the number of people indulging in the habit has dropped significantly.

Non-medical staff employed by a private contractor at Barts Health NHS Trust say they are considering strike action in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

A Woodford Green GP surgery that failed to provide curtains in consulting areas and had reception staff fill in to take blood pressure readings has been rated inadequate.

Patients at Whipps Cross Hospital are facing cancelled appointments more than a week after its computer systems were hit by a cyber attack.

A Hainault GP surgery which failed to do background checks on staff who work with children has been rated inadequate by the health watchdog.

As Whipps Cross Hospital continues to recover from Friday’s cyber attacks fears have been raised that staff could leave unless improvements are made to the service.

Redbridge’s NHS trust managed to avoid the worst effects of Friday’s cyber attack by taking systems offline immediately, the Recorder can reveal.

A patient, who attended A&E on Sunday, has described the emergency department as in a “state of chaos” following last week’s cyber attack.

Almost one in five cases of child deaths in Redbridge since 2008 has been due to their parents being related, a new report has revealed.

In the wake of Friday’s cyber attack on the NHS, Redbridge’s health trust is urging patients to only visit A&E in real emergencies.

Patients are being warned that some planned appointments will be cancelled as Whipps Cross University Hospital aims to recover from Friday’s cyber attack.

Barts Health, which runs Whipps Cross University Hospital, has been hit by a ‘cyber attack’ reported to be affecting NHS services across the country.

Labour’s Ilford North candidate Wes Streeting said he ambushed a Tory campaign event with Jeremy Hunt to ask him to “reverse” the closure of King George’s A&E.

The closure of King George Hospital’s A&E, which is proposed for 2019, will not happen “in the forseeable future” according to the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

The main A&E department which serves Redbridge has been given £1million from the Department of Health (DoH), to continue a pioneering project to cut waiting times.

A mother whose son went into septic shock with meningitis after being turned away from A&E, is fundraising for a specialist centre which saved his life.

A councillor has said she is worried about her family’s health after it was revealed that eight nurseries in Redbridge are within 150metres of roads that break the legal pollution limit.

Councillors fear losing their influence over healthcare in Redbridge after NHS England took control of the borough’s cash strapped Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

GP appointments will be available over the Easter bank holidays, even if your own doctor’s surgery is closed.

The North East London NHS Treatment Centre at King George Hospital was rated as “requires improvement” in its latest Care Quality Commission report.

A Redbridge football coach has released a follow-up to his bestselling coaching manual – his sixth book in as many years.

The mental health unit serving Redbridge’s young people officially reopened yesterday, just under a year since inspectors advised it to close.

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.

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