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Children can be a worry at the best of times, and having a poorly youngster to cope with can be particularly challenging – especially if you’re not sure what the problem is.

An investment of £500 million for transport, parkland and community facilities has been agreed to the Barking Riverside development, which will see 11,000 new homes built.

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

It has been a long, hard slog for campaigners involved in the monumental bid to get answers - and compensation - for victims of the contaminated blood scandal.

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

Q&A: My Barking

Friday, February 9, 2018

Cathrine Lund is a team leader at North East London NHS Foundation Trust, which takes care of mental health services across Barking and Dagenham.

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.

A Barking campaigner is launching a series of events aimed at empowering women to start their own businesses and land top jobs.

A midwife who helped a mum through a high-risk birth has won an award for her care and support.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Post readers this week.

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.

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

Do our feet always get the care and attention they deserve? Probably not in most cases.

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.

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.

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.

Grab your NHS prescriptions, this week it’s all about songs that the doctor and patients ordered.

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.

Hundreds of teenagers heard tales from the working world at a special careers fair.


The festive season is a hectic time for many, with frenzied dashes to the shops for groceries and gifts, and parties to arrange and attend.

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