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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The NHS non-emergency helpline is sending an increasing number of people to emergency services, raising concerns about extra strain on A&E departments.

Spending on services for drug and alcohol addicts in Barking and Dagenham has been cut by more than £230,000, FOI figures have revealed.

Talented staff at Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust who have released a charity single to raise money for charity want to know, “what have you done today, to make you feel proud?”

Patients in Barking and Dagenham, Redbridge and Havering have been trialling a new innovative new technology to help reduce the risk of patients developing diabetes.

The NHS trust responsible for Barking and Dagenham’s hospitals is taking part in a ground-breaking scheme hoping to encourage more black and ethnic minority candidates to apply for executive level jobs.

The family of a child who was brain damaged after hospital staff did not explain the importance of feeding a newborn have won their High Court claim against Barking’s hospital trust.

There were 209 serious incidents at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in two years, the latest figures show.

A man from Dagenham who was involved in a horrific motorbike accident last week remains in good spirits while he awaits further treatment, his family say.

Hospitals across east London are failing to report conflicts of interest of doctors and medical staff, new research reveals.

Recovering addicts in Barking and Dagenham will receive an improved service despite the closures of the only two permanent treatment facilities in Barking, says the borough’s new service provider.

London’s Air Ambulance treated 39 trauma patients in Barking and Dagenham last year.

There will soon be no permanent drug and alcohol treatment centre in Barking as the only two centres based there face closure.

Barking and Dagenham Council are urging smokers to take the first step towards kicking their habit by taking part in No Smoking Day tomorrow.

Without stepping outside the borough, four friends have walked from Barking to Barcelona, or rather the equivalent distance.

Nine days before Christmas, doctors told a father-of-five from Barking he had liver cancer. They gave him just days to live.

Children of a former factory worker from Dagenham are searching for their mum’s old workmates to help explain how she contracted the cancer that killed her.

Vulnerable residents were “deprived of their liberty” at a Barking care home slammed with a rating of “inadequate” by the health watchdog.

Children with coughs, colds, aches and pains should be taken to a pharmacy for treatment, not hospital.

Child obesity levels in Barking and Dagenham are the highest in the capital, a new survey reveals.

A kind-hearted community group in Rush Green has donated almost £500 to an intensive care unit for newborns.

Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust has been placed in financial special measures after an NHS investigation discovered “a rapid and significant deterioration” in its finances.

Run, jump and have fun this February half term with a range of free sports sessions for kids.

A young volunteer from Dagenham who is still studying for his A-levels has been working to improve care for children and young people in hospital.

People in Barking and Dagenham are 61 per cent more likely to have a chronic lung disease which has been associated with air pollution, compared to the London average.

Women in Barking and Dagenham are being urged to attend regular cervical cancer screening appointments.

Celebrations are underway as the rating of the trust providing mental heath care for Barking and Dagenham residents has been upgraded by inspectors.

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

Pioneering senior nurses at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) have been inspired by a Hollywood film to start the country’s first nurse mentoring service.

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust millions of pounds a year.

Ambulances were forced to wait up to an hour at A&E 990 times last month, with emergency patients stranded inside the vehicles waiting to be admitted.

The swimming pools at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre have reopened.

Organ transplants have been performed on 151 people from Barking and Dagenham in the past decade, new figures have revealed - but there are still 39 people from the borough on the waiting list.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust came dangerously close to running out of beds over the Christmas period, new figures reveal.

Residents are being urged to only use A&E as a last resort while the annual winter pressure causes an increase in patients.

Patients could be affected by delays of non-urgent procedures at King George Hospital, Goodmayes and Queen’s Hospital, Rom Valley Way, until January 31, due to winter pressures.

The amount of revenue Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust made from car parking fees has been revealed today.

Here is a list of all the pharmacies across Barking and Dagenham that are open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day this year.

The mother of a Dagenham baby with a rare condition has launched a crowdfunding campaign to giver her daughter the “best Christmas present ever” — specialist treatment not provided on the NHS.

Only seven per cent of Barking and Dagenham’s opiate addicts were given potentially life saving medication last year, a charity has found.

Maternity services at Newham University Hospital require improvement, the health watchdog has declared - but are no longer inadequate.

The birth of every baby is special - but for staff at the Barking Community Birthing Centre, little Sharleen Islam’s birth was even more special than usual.

A former factory worker from Dagenham who is dying from an asbestos-related condition is appealing for his ex-work colleagues to help him in a possible legal bid for compensation.

GPs in Barking and Dagenham will stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens and anti-malarial medication as part of a £3.75million cost-cutting drive.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt paid a flying visit to Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust on Friday (December 8) to hear how staff have been pioneering improvements to patient safety.

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