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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.

News that the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust has emerged from special measures is very welcome – and a testament to the efforts of staff and management during a challenging period for the NHS.

Staff celebrate ‘end of the beginning’ as positive report promises a better future. Picture CATHERINE DAVISON

Great news about health trust, now let’s save King George A&E

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.

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.

One of Redbridge’s biggest suppliers of minor surgeries and other healthcare have unveiled a new member of their leadership team.

Hospital porter Aldren Tomlinson is delighted to be going back to work. Picture: KEN MEARS

Aldren Tomlinson, 45, of Forest Gate, was left devastated after he was dismissed from his job at King George Hospital.

Supportive colleagues are holding a protest outside the hospital gates tomorrow at 2.30pm.

Staff at King George Hospital will be protesting tomorrow after a porter was sacked for allegedly stealing a fried egg sandwich.

Staff at King George Hospital are considering striking after a hospital porter was sacked over allegedly stealing an egg sandwich worth £4.

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.

I was delighted to learn that new takeaways will be banned within 400m of schools, writes Cllr Barbara White, Goodmayes.

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.

The highly-contested proposed parking scheme in Wanstead could now start in May or June – three months after originally planned.

A busy junction on the A12 is to be closed overnight for the next three months while Transport for London (TfL) install a pedestrian crossing.

Under the Tories, the “NHS winter crisis” has become something of an annual fixture, but this year the toxic combination of under-funding and increasing demand has led to the British Red Cross declaring a humanitarian crisis.

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”.

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.

Ilford firefighters have donated more than £500 of toys for brave children spending Christmas in King George Hospital’s A&E department.

A look back at the stories of the day, this week, 60, 40 and 20 years ago.

Daggers squad visited children’s wards at King George Hosptial and Queen’s Hosptial

A schoolboy has been convicted for holding back a 13-year-old while his brother stabbed him in the face with a broken bottle.

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