Fewer than three in five close contacts of people with coronavirus in Redbridge are being reached through the test and trace regime, figures suggest.

Assault victims were treated in hospital almost four times every week at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust (BHRUT) last year, new figures show.

At least 10 schools in Redbridge have confirmed cases of coronavirus as the infection rate shoots up to 56.

Staff in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) bereavement team have helped make sure families who lost loved ones in hospital during the pandemic were given the advice and help they needed.

King George Hospital is set to receive £15million in government funding over the next two years to improve its emergency department.

Patients suffering from foot and ankle injuries in Redbridge will soon be able to receive treatment closer to home thanks to a service developed by an Ilford surgeon.

More than half of pregnant women in Redbridge are not getting their first appointment with a midwife early enough, according to Public Health England (PHE).

The first coronavirus death in ​six days has been recorded at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

At least seven schools in Redbridge have confirmed cases of coronavirus and the rate of infection is at 37 cases per 100,000 people, levels not seen since April.

People with suspected coronavirus have been left unable to book a test slot anywhere in London, an investigation has found.

Health experts are encouraging simple steps to help children and young people manage their asthma and reduce the risk of ending up in hospital.

A vulnerable 10-year-old girl in Goodmayes who has to wear a visor for a rare skin condition has been banned from wearing a face covering in class to protect her from coronavirus.

A Woodford Green resident is encouraging everyone to know the signs of meningitis after her best friend died from the disease in her first week at university.

People have been turned away from the testing centre in Ilford as coronavirus cases continue to remain at high levels not seen since May.

Taniya Perera’s move to Romford has paid off, with the 36-year-old well on her way to the career she envisioned back in 2018 when she decided to relocate from Sri Lanka.

Claire Smart, an occupational therapist at Saint Francis Hospice, says her aim has always been to promote people’s independence, wellbeing and quality of life.

Redbridge is at risk of going into a local lockdown after it had the highest number of new coronavirus cases across all London boroughs, with Havering and Newham close behind.

Four procedures currently available on the NHS in Havering and Redbridge are likely to be dropped because they are deemed a poor use of money once a huge merger goes ahead next year.

From Monday people will be breaking the law if they meet socially in groups of more than six. And they could be fined.

A newly released report on the Whipps Cross Hospital rebuild explains why bed numbers could be cut by more than 50 despite a growing population.

Redbridge Council will begin trialling its version of Waltham Forest’s “mini Holland” scheme next week after learning from the neighbouring council that it “does work”.

Patients in Redbridge are facing waiting times of more than two months to get blood tests, delaying treatment and medication.

Why leaving a gift in your will can really help Saint Francis Hospice. Anne Brown, head of major gifts and legacies, explains

A top stroke specialist has spoken out about the “harrowing” racism he has faced while working for the NHS.

Tes Smith, director of quality and care, gives an insight into how Saint Francis Hospice worked hard to adapt so it could continue providing services during the pandemic

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is the first in the UK to use a new cancer treatment which uses artificial intelligence to personalise care for patients.

Dawn Poon is the systems programme director at Saint Francis Hospice. She explains how the hospice managed to arrange for most of its staff to work from home, and how she then caught coronavirus.

The number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for routine treatment at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) soared to a record high in June, new figures reveal.

Almost a third of adults in Redbridge fail to take one short walk a week, new figures suggest.

From paternity leave to furlough and now back to work, Tom Murtagh, corporate partnerships manager at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower, explains how life has been for him these past five months

The Rev Paula Graham explains that Saint Francis Hospice welcomes people of all faiths, and none

Tributes were today paid to an NHS worker and mother-of-four who was killed in a suspected murder.

New figures reveal last year’s flu jab rate for Redbridge’s most high-risk residents fell below target, as the government aims to ramp up vaccinations this autumn.

A temporary mortuary built on a beauty spot at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will give way to a new wildflower habitat.

Drivers are being asked to help tackle air pollution caused by idling engines.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

Saint Francis Hospice, like all other charities, has found its fundraising events severely curtailed in recent months, as community partnerships manager Michelle Gower explains

The Covid-19 outbreak means life for everyone has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new rules?

A London-wide campaign to raise awareness of Covid-19 testing and contact tracing has launched in Redbridge.

Redbridge Council has been awarded a £5,000 grant from the Mayor of London to expand healthy eating options.

A hospital chaplain has told how he faced “every type of emotion” while supporting bereaved families during the coronavirus crisis.

Dr Anna Gray: How working from home through the pandemic has changed my role at Saint Francis Hospice

Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England starting today.

A midwife aims to use lessons learnt during the coronavirus pandemic to improve care for mums-to-be from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

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