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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.

The number of people with depression or anxiety referred for therapy more than halved during lockdown in Redbridge, new figures reveal.

Volunteer Elsa Arnold, who has been lending a helping hand to children doing their schoolwork while helping those suffering with mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, is this month’s Young Citizen nominee.

It will not be a priority for officers to deal with people not wearing masks in Redbridge’s shops, a police chief has said.

Rosie Wren’s job as events manager at Saint Francis Hospice has proved to be very different from what she was expecting

Redbridge Council is backing #ProudToCare – a pan London campaign to recruit more care workers across the capital.

A permanent walk-through coronavirus testing centre will open in Ilford on Wednesday, July 15.

Saint Francis Hospice’s catering manager Vince Felton explains how meals have had to change because of coronavirus

Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group has declined to confirm if King George Hospital’s children’s ward will ever reopen.

An ICU nurse at King George Hospital was chosen to take part in a special collage of BAME nurses to celebrate the NHS’ 72nd birthday.

An independent review of the controversial Goodmayes Tesco development claims Redbridge Council’s leader Jas Athwal made “demonstrably false” claims.

A grandfather says he is now living his second life after returning home following a gruelling three months being treated for Covid-19 at King George Hospital.

Teenager Soumya Krishna Kumar has continued to grow her Letters to the NHS scheme but has also opted to launch another venture called Letters to Care Homes.

Andrea Prout is the co-ordinator of Pemberton Place, Saint Francis Hospice’s day services and social hub for patients. She explains how her role has changed completely.

Redbridge Council has launched a new online package of support to help youngsters continue to learn, while children’s centres remain closed.

As “Super Saturday” approaches when pubs are allowed to re-open, some owners are choosing to stay shut and others are cautiously seeing how things go.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is among the top trusts for asking for feedback from its patients.

National media claims that Redbridge could face the threat of a local lockdown similar to that in Leicester are “wholly inaccurate and misleading”, say the council.

“I feel proud of what I have done.” Nurses at King George and Queen’s hospitals have revealed their experiences after being transferred to work on critical care wards at the peak of the coronavirus crisis.

After beating cancer and then battling Covid-19 for three months, an Upminster mum celebrated her daughter’s birthday the day after she was released from King George Hospital.

Families can be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased - but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

Shahina Haque, family support services manager at Saint Francis Hospice, explains the impact of Covid-19 on the bereavement support service

What started with one Upminster family receiving an unexpected tax rebate has become a major scrubs-making operation with 3,000 volunteers delivering to east London hospitals.

Nearly three-quarters of people in Redbridge on a programme to quit smoking failed to kick the habit – one of the highest rates in England.

Redbridge GPs are reassuring people that it is safe to attend cervical screening appointments.

A Chigwell man has launched mask vending machines in Woodford Tube station, Chigwell and the West End to help protect people as lockdown measures are eased up today.

The number of people sent for urgent cancer investigations at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals has plummeted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, new figures show.

Elderly people living alone in Redbridge are able to hug their grandchildren and separated couples are finally reunited from Saturday June 13 as Government restrictions are eased even further.

Sharon Williams, complementary therapist at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower, explains how her team have adapted to not being able to touch their patients

A Barkingside councillor has launched a petition to get a permanent Covid-19 testing centre in Redbridge and Havering.

Elective surgeries are resuming at King George Hospital this week and the antenatal ward has moved to the ground floor to better protect patients.

Tributes were today paid to London Zoo’s longest serving volunteer who died with Covid-19.

A makeshift morgue set up to cope with increased fatalities from Covid-19 is being scaled back.

A new Chigwell care home has managed to remain coronavirus-free and has created a summer house to have safe face-to-face visits.

Face coverings will soon be compulsory for people wanting to travel on public transport in England to limit the spread of coronavirus.

More than three quarters of Covid patients at King George and Queen’s hospitals have recovered so far.


The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

People are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by exploring destinations closer to home. Taking a holiday in the United Kingdom offers people the chance to uncover some stunning scenery, wonderful attractions and superb accommodation without having to jump on a plane. Here, we take a look at the type of places you can stay, the rules you need to follow and how to enjoy a great staycation.

Summer is here and people from across the South East region can enjoy the many attractions that we have on our doorstep, as long as we follow UK Government advice and enjoy summer safely. There are plenty of places to go and things to do to suit every budget. Here is our guide to the numerous great days out.

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