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Welcoming a baby into the world is a profound, life-changing event, where much can be overwhelming.

Tory politician Iain Duncan Smith teamed up with a disabled teenager to raise awareness about young people “falling through the gaps” when transitioning to adult care services.

A campaigner is taking a landmark legal case against the government over the contaminated blood disaster - providing new hope that victims of the health scandal will finally receive justice.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS trust managed to avoid the worst effects of Friday’s cyber attack by taking systems offline immediately, the Post can reveal.

In the wake of Friday’s cyber attack on the NHS, Barking and Dagenham’s health trust is urging patients to only visit A&E in real emergencies.

Residents have had their say on their vision for their healthy new town.

Two in three Britons have had mental health problems with young people being the worst affected age group, new research suggests.

Disabled mentors celebrated being able to help their peers at a buzzing launch on Friday.

London’s Air Ambulance treated 26 patients in Barking last year, making the IG11 postcode was the seventh busiest in the capital.

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

A mother whose son went into septic shock with meningitis after being turned away from A&E is fundraising for a specialist centre which saved his life.

A GP practice lagging behind the national average on care plans for schizophrenics and people with dementia was rated as “requires improvement”.

Barking and Dagenham is the fourth worst place to see a GP in England, a study out today shows.

IVF treatment, boob jobs and weight loss surgery are some of the NHS treatments that could be axed in the borough to save £55million under new proposals.

Family and friends released a sea of balloons to raise awareness of an illness that took the life of an “amazing” woman.

Staff stress levels at an NHS trust providing mental health services in Barking and Dagenham are worse than nationally, a survey has found.

The air ambulance landed in Dagenham’s Ager Avenue on Monday afternoon, drawing a crowd of onlookers.

A Dagenham doctors surgery “requires improvement”, according to the latest report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The health secretary sent a special video to hospital staff which serve the borough, praising its trust for becoming the first in London to come out of special measures.

The NHS trust which serves the borough’s residents was today moved out of special measures, with particular praise given to care for children and those suffering with dementia.

The brother of a stroke victim is appealing for help to pay off a £60,000 loan he was forced to take out to fly his sibling back to the UK.

An out-of-hours GP service is helping 10,000 patients who would otherwise have ended up in A&E.

A GP surgery in Dagenham has been slammed after confidential conversations between patients and their doctors were overheard from a nearby waiting room.

There were 95 newly-discovered cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) of women living in Barking and Dagenham recorded in just one year.

Imagine this: you’re in a public place, and you realise you need the loo. You’re incontinent, so you use the nappy you’re wearing, then make your way to the toilets to change it. But unlike a baby, you can’t lie on the changing table whilst your parent or carer makes you clean and dry. You’re too big for it. But what’s the alternative?

The trust governing Queen’s Hospital failed to hit the government’s A&E waiting time targets in December, according to data released today.

The council has confirmed “changes for staff” in sheltered accommodation as elderly residents fear losing fulltime care assistants.

“Digital social prescriptions” will aim to revolutionise care for people with dementia.

Important funding for the trust which runs Barking and Dagenham’s healthcare is at risk after it failed to meet targets on cancer waiting times.

Staff at a care home where residents wet themselves while waiting for the toilet have been told that safety provisions are “inadequate”.

Barking and Dagenham has the joint highest rate of smoking by London mums-to-be.

A mental health trust is calling on budding artists to help decorate their new head-quarters.

A day that was once filled with sadness at the death of a loved one has been transformed into a joyful memory.

A GP surgery has been rated as requiring improvement after inspectors found a hole in a wall, broken furniture and out of date medicine.

Women in the borough are being asked to share their experience of breast cancer screenings.

Barking and Dagenham has the lowest suicide rate in London, according to new data released by the Office for National Statistics.

Vulnerable residents in supported living are “at risk” of receiving the wrong medicines, inspectors found during a recent visit.

A charity helping people overcome drug and alcohol addiction has received almost £10,000 from TfL to provide cycling lessons.

A grandmother whose chronic back pain stopped her from doing the things she loves has found a new lease of life thanks to an innovative treatment.

The borough has the lowest life expectancy in London for the second year running.

Two girls met Santa as a reward for helping their mum when she had a diabetes attack.

Two days of inclusive sport will celebrate the achievements of disabled people.

Pop star Sandie Shaw is heading back to her hometown to officially open a new women’s centre.

A health centre has reversed its fortunes less than a year after being found inadequate.

The borough’s MPs have opposed a push to close the A&E at King George Hospital in summer 2019.

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