The country’s top nurse visited King George Hospital for a virtual meeting to see the wards and congratulate three nurses who received awards for their service during the pandemic.

After getting inundated with a tonne of donations during the first lockdown, BHRUT, which runs King George and Queen’s Hospitals, is asking for that generosity to be re-directed to those who need it most.

A man has been jailed for cruelty to animals after filming himself torturing and killing a cat in Dagenham.

The daughters of a man who died at King George Hospital, two weeks after he contracted coronavirus under its care, say they were shocked to see a Covid patient coming and going from the ward for cigarette breaks.

RedbridgeCVS, the umbrella body for charities and community groups, is holding a series of webinars to encourage people to learn more about cancer symptoms and how to get screened.

Assault victims were treated in hospital almost four times every week at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust (BHRUT) last year, new figures show.

King George Hospital is set to receive £15million in government funding over the next two years to improve its emergency department.

Officers have released images of a man wanted in connection with an assault on security staff at Chadwell Heath station.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is the first in the UK to use a new cancer treatment which uses artificial intelligence to personalise care for patients.

The number of patients waiting more than 18 weeks for routine treatment at the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) soared to a record high in June, new figures reveal.

Supporters of the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity can pedal their way from anywhere in the world to help the NHS trust.

A man has been charged with a terrorism offence following a series of raids by armed officers, including one in Goodmayes.

Detectives have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a racially motivated attack in Dagenham where the victim was seriously assaulted by a group of men.

A serving police officer in the East Area Command Unit has been charged with two sexual offences.

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.

Have you seen 16-year-old Mohammed who was last seen more than a week ago in Westminster?

Police are appealing for information of a 19-year-old missing woman and her eight-week-old baby, who have ties to the Romanian community in Ilford, Barking and Dagenham.

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.

Academic associations across the country are calling on the government to support “a new deal for higher education” saying a temporary bailout isn’t enough to help them get through the pandemic and beyond.

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.

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

A nurse returned to the frontline to help deal with the unprecedented challenge of Covid-19 just weeks after retiring.

Clover Ward, the children’s ward at King George Hospital has been temporarily closed and patients who need specialist care will be transferred to Queen’s Hospital.

Police are appealing for help in finding a missing 17 year-old girl from Ilford who may be in Barking.

An Ilford woman has started a translation initiative to convert the government’s Covid-19 guidelines into as many languages as possible to help people who do not speak English.

Volunteers from Sikh temples in Barking and Seven Kings have set up an initiative to distribute more than 550 meals a day to local food banks.

The family of a man with suspected Covid-19 thinks DNR decisions at BHRUT are made too early into admissions and non-English speaking patients may suffer.

Nurses at Queen’s and King George hospitals are worried the lack of testing and protective equipment is spreading coronavirus among staff and patients.

Starting today Queen’s and King George hospitals are postponing all routine, planned surgeries and stopping all outpatient appointments including chemotherapy as the trust has seen an increase in seriously ill patients with Covid-19.

A Chadwell Heath railway club is celebrating its 90th anniversary and showing off one of its trains at the biggest festival in the country.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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