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King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.

A senior NHS nurse shook her eight-month-old son after momentarily losing control, a family court judge has decided.

Barking and Dagenham has the highest level of obesity among Year 6 pupils in England, with more than four in 10 an unhealthy weight.

A son who lost his father and two uncles as a result of the contaminated blood scandal, has demanded the government establish a proper compensation scheme ahead of a public inquiry taking evidence next year.

We’ve been doing all we can to ensure frontline services are shielded from government cuts despite our budget being halved in the last decade.

London’s deputy mayor for housing has approved controversial plans for a 3,000-home development in Rainham and Dagenham – a scheme that was initially rejected by Havering Council over fears about looming tower blocks.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust has appointed the former chief financial officer of British Airways as its new CFO.

Residents of Barking Riverside will receive on demand access to local NHS services as a result of a partnership between Care City, Britannia Pharmacy and NHS England.

The amount of doctors shifts that were left uncovered in BHRUT’s accident and emergency departments has doubled in the last year, research has revealed.

Doctors, nurses and families across east London are urging people to talk about organ donation as part of UK Organ Donation Week.

The medical director of Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust has left the organisation, less than a month after an independent report into its leadership determined his position was potentially “unsustainable”.

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

Local people told us they find the wide range of NHS services available very confusing. They want us to make it easier for them to get help, when they need it, on the same day.

The High Court has called for a new inquest into the death of an elderly woman who suffered complications including fatal blood poisoning on an understaffed hospital ward.

Barking and Dagenham’s NHS hospital trust is celebrating after hitting cancer treatment waiting time targets for an entire year – a benchmark that hasn’t been managed nationwide in almost 13 years.

A financial investigation by the NHS into Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust has blamed a “lack of clear leadership” for the organisation having to take a £20.7million emergency bail out last year.

“Our volunteers are the workforce of tomorrow and play a major role in making patients’ experiences the best it can be”.

The chief executive of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has announced he is leaving the organisation after four years “to seek new opportunities”.

Dagenham mum Chelsey O’Shea remembers vividly breaking down in tears distraught the day council housing officers told her she was being moved to Southend.

A forklift driver found hanged in his home committed suicide after health services failed repeatedly “to fully assess his mental state”, an inquest found.

Student Riley Marks speaks about his ability to express his true self through art and the need to make members of the LGBT community aware of the support available.

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

With more than 8,000 babies delivered each year midwives at Barking’s hospital Trust are endeavouring to ensure that mothers in the borough make the most out of their specialist services.

Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust will have to foot a £26 million bill after losing a dispute with its commissioners.

Supermarket staff helped to mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS by donating £25,000 to a hospital.

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