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Friday, October 11, 2019

Patients, staff and other visitors to Queen's and King George hospitals might have noticed something different this week, as the borough's NHS trust celebrated national Play in Hospital Week.

Two creatives from Seven Kings won first place at a national film festival

An NHS manager from Newbury Park has been ordered to pay back more than £220,000 he defrauded from Newham's clinical commissioning group or serve an extra three years in prison.

Redbridge Council is "disappointed" to have missed out on funding and confirmed there is a "very real and urgent need" for more healthcare investment in the borough.

New homes will be built at Whipps Cross Hospital as part of a £350million redevelopment.

The government has announced it will invest £350million in a new hospital at Whipps Cross.

To mark National Eye Health Week Specsavers Ilford asked customers in the borough to rank their favourite sights in the UK.

The NHS hospital trust that runs Queen's and King George hospitals has introduced a new team of specialists to support children living with asthma in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.

Boroughs in east London are projected to overshoot the government's "smoke free" targets by more than 20 years.

A nurse at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS hospital trust put his expertise to good use earlier this month when he saved the life of a man who had a heart attack at the wheel of his car in Brentwood.

Redbridge has one of the highest rates of HIV in the country.

A mother has shared the story of how her daughter saved five lives after her death.

The health trust in charge of Queen's and King George Hospitals has revealed it is forming an NHS group with north east London's mental health trust - but chiefs insist the move should not be seen as a merger.

The NHS trust responsible for mental health support services in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge has had its quality rating cut from Good to Requires Improvement by health watchdogs.

As part of Organ Donation Week 2019, a doctor at the NHS hospital trust which runs Queen's and King George Hospitals is urging would-be organ donors to make sure their families are aware of their intentions.

The NHS trust running King George and Queen's hospitals wants to hear what you think its healthcare services should look like in the future as part of a newly launched public consultation.

A Dagenham-based charity working across east London has been awarded close to £300,000 to help young people most at risk from poor mental health.

Dozens of victims of FGM in Redbridge were seen for the first time by health services last year, figures show.

A care home in Woodford Green has been told it Requires Improvement by health watchdogs after inspectors found breaches in relation to safe care and treatment.

The chief executive of a healthcare organisation providing GPs and other services across east London has promised he will continue searching for innovative new ways to meet the challenges the area faces.

NHS staff at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust took more than five weeks' worth of sick leave because of drug or alcohol abuse last year.

An Ilford campaigner plans to mount a legal challenge against NHS leaders and Redbridge Council to end "discriminatory" health provision in the borough's most deprived ward.

An Ilford pharmacy has become the first in the country to treat opioid addicts with a monthly injection - and says the results have been life-changing for clients.

NHS leaders have secured funding to open a new early diagnosis centre in March 2020 - the first of its kind in the country.

An application has been submitted to build offices and shops in King George Hospital.

MP for Ilford North, Wes Streeting, has questioned why prime minister Boris Johnson has confirmed a new health centre in Havering, when Redbridge has one of the worst GP to patient ratios in England.

There were 21,591 babies born in east London in 2018, and now the Office for National Statistics has revealed the number of births in each borough.

Ilford GPs will provide healthcare for inmates in Chelmsford Prison.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has been appointed to a new board of commissioners whose aim is to help end HIV transmissions in England by 2030.

The NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals is on the lookout for a passionate member of the public to be the new chairman or chairwoman of its Patient Partnership Council.

More than 100 patients have gone missing from mental health hospitals at the North East London NHS Foundation Trust in the past two years.

A fifth of cancer patients in Redbridge are only diagnosed after an emergency visit to hospital, figures reveal.

People young and old from across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge came together at Queen's Hospital on Saturday (20 July) for a special anti-knife crime event.

Biomedical scientists are planning to take industrial action against the NHS trust that runs King George and Queen's hospitals following a dispute over shift changes.

A hospital director who turned around "one of the worst midwifery departments" in the UK has received a university's top honour.

Clinical commissioning groups in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge have been taken out of financial special measures.

It's a hot day in July, but instead of finding a shady spot on the streets in Ilford, a group of rough sleepers are out in the sunshine harvesting spring onions and beetroot in the Welcome Centre's garden.

Youngsters and their parents have been invited to take part in knife crime workshops at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

Healthcare staff were encouraged to call out transphobia and recognise the challenges that trans patients face during a thought-provoking talk at Redbridge and Havering's hospital Trust.

Patient satisfaction has fallen at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust over the last year, with doctors warning of "relentless pressure" building across the NHS.

If 60per cent of smokers in social housing gave up the habit, their savings would cover all expected rent arrears in the borough, an anti-smoking group has claimed.

Twenty care homes in Redbridge were found to be failing to meet fire safety standards when London Fire Brigade (LFB) carried out audits following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 
The figures were obtained in a written answer by the Mayor of London.

Redbridge has lost hundreds of its care home beds over the past five years.

Thousands of people across east London are being offered a free lung health MOT as part of the UK's largest ever lung cancer screening study.

GP surgeries in Redbridge could be receiving payments for tens of thousands of patients who may not exist, analysis of NHS figures reveals.

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