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Friday, December 7, 2018

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

A row of stitches holding shut Kevin’s* stomach had burst open when he arrived at the door of nurse Stephanie O’Leary’s clinic for rough sleepers in Ilford.

Redbridge Council’s Labour administration held a formal protest at the borough’s town hall yesterday (Monday, November 26) over concerns about long waits at A&E departments in local hospitals.

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.

An unflappable Ilford grandmother helped deliver the baby of a pregnant Gravesend mother after her waters broke unexpectedly on the train to Stratford International.

An Ilford business owner has pledged £3,000 towards a campaign to tackle the borough’s rough sleeping crisis.

Christmas is just around the corner, and that means that Redbridge residents brave enough to run the London Marathon will be throwing themselves into training.

Charities are concerned that rough sleepers’ bedding was reportedly removed from the car park in which Sodhi Singh stayed days before he died.

A new Goodmayes leisure centre and sports complex has opened its doors to neighbours for an exclusive look.

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 closed at Loxford Polyclinic – one of the most deprived and ethnically diverse areas in the borough – despite more than 4,000 people signing a petition in opposition.

An eager troupe of Recorder staff were put through their paces in game of walking football with a group of Jewish gents to mark Mitzvah Day.

The number of acid attacks in Redbridge has reduced by almost 50per cent in the last 12 months, police have confirmed.


An asbestos-ridden 1960s school building needs to be demolished to make way for the new Wanstead swimming pool.

As flu season approaches, GPs are reminding the borough’s most vulnerable to get their free vaccination.

More than one in 10 nurses and health visitors working at King George Hospital’s NHS Trust are EU nationals, figures show.

A boxing club in Clayhall Park which says its young members are being driven away by barking dogs during the winter months is urging the council to allow a gate to be installed.

An unsuspecting shopper was horrified to encounter about 10 rats scurrying feverishly in a flower bed between two high street giants in South Woodford.

King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.

Patients at King George 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.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

Redbridge’s NHS services will receive more than £1.1million of extra funding this winter to help alleviate growing pressures on our hospitals, the Department for Health announced today (Wednesday, October 17).

New CCTV set up outside an Ilford school is not “just to spy on parents” illegally dropping off their children on zigzag lines, Redbridge Council confirmed.

Video Clayhall Park adult playground opens

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Clayhall Park’s adult playground was officially opened with a set of very impressive chin-ups.

Attracting and retaining GPs in Redbridge has been a major issue of concern but a new recruitment drive has successfully boosted numbers in the borough.

It most commonly occurs in young children, but everyone is at risk of contracting meningitis and the consequences can be fatal.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

The proportion of five-year-olds having both MMR jabs in Redbridge has plummeted, and immunisation rates for the vaccine are extremely low.

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

The number of diabetic people having “devastating” toe, foot and limb amputations in Redbridge has shot up by more than 50pc since 2014, shocking figures reveal.

The location for the first adult playground in Redbridge had been decided.

Stop! Do not stub out your cigarettes out in it - the new metal box in Valentines Park is actually a water fountain.

The mother of a disabled woman is delighted after a changing places toilet has been installed in Ilford.

The amount of doctors shifts that were left uncovered in BHRUT’s accident and emergency departments has doubled in the last year, research has revealed.

Doctors, nurses and families across east London are urging people to talk about organ donation as part of UK Organ Donation Week.

The pregnancy rate among under 18s in Redbridge has halved since records began and is now lower than the London-wide average, with experts saying sexting and online chats are replacing sexual relationships.

The medical director of Redbridge’s NHS hospital trust has left the organisation, less than a month after an independent report into its leadership determined his position was potentially “unsustainable”.

Two thirds of the people using the NHS Stop Smoking Service in Redbridge managed to quit, according to the latest figures – a much higher success rate than the national average.

GPs in Redbridge are urging people to help the NHS by using local health services wisely over the long weekend.

An urgent care centre in Goodmayes has been placed in special measures and rated Inadequate after inspectors found a number of “extremely concerning” safety issues.

The results from the NHS GP Patient Survey have revealed what the best and worst surgeries in Redbridge are.

Sainsbury’s is trialling a summer holiday multi-sports camp in Redbridge, where children can play and eat a healthy lunch, all for £7.50 a day.

There could be a baby boom in Redbridge after a condom product is being recalled.

Redbridge’s NHS hospital trust is celebrating after hitting cancer treatment waiting time targets for an entire year – a benchmark that hasn’t been managed nationwide in almost 13 years.

A financial investigation by the NHS into Redbridge’s hospital trust has blamed a “lack of clear leadership” for the organisation having to take a £20.7million emergency bail out last year.

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