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Friday, December 7, 2018

Health and social care students from a university in Dagenham were given a real-life taster of working in the health industry.

A free cancer advice service rolls into Barking, Ilford and Romford next week.

The council has marked World Aids Day by renewing a commitment to supporting people with HIV and Aids.

Redbridge Council’s Labour administration held a formal protest at the borough’s town hall yesterday (Monday, November 26) over concerns about long waits at A&E departments in local hospitals.

The mother of a boy awarded almost £13million after a catastrophic brain injury at birth has spoken of her anger at the botched delivery that changed his life.

Pupils from a Rainham school explored the realities of young people navigating their way through a technology dictated world in their debut novel.

NHS staff at hospitals across east London are almost twice as likely to be victims of abuse as the national average, according to the results of an England-wide healthcare survey.

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Health bosses have been slammed for refusing to vaccinate every pupil at a primary school after an outbreak of Hepatitis A.

Users of Barking and Dagenham’s GP services are being called upon for their experiences.

A woman from Barking has spoken out after her son was posthumously awarded for donating his organs.

As flu season approaches, GPs are reminding the borough’s most vulnerable to get their free vaccination.

More than one in 10 midwives working at Barking and Dagenham’s hospital trust are EU nationals, figures show.

Takeaway shops outnumber all other types of food outlets in Barking and Dagenham — a situation unmatched in any London borough, figures reveal.

An information and support stall was set up outside Barking Town Hall to mark World Menopause Day.

King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.

Barking and Dagenham Council will receive extra funding from the government to help ease winter pressures on the NHS.

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) raked in a seven-figure sum last year through parking charges which includes cash from its own staff.

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

Pupils from two secondary schools organised their own summit to mark world mental health day.

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.

A flag was raised outside the Town Hall of Barking and Dagenham Council today to mark the beginning of Baby Loss Awareness Week, amid calls to break the taboo and wall of silence that exists around the issue.

Barking’s Studio 3 Arts held a summit to mark the end of year-long fitness programme, Too Fat To Run?

Concerns have been raised about the measures being taken to protect pupils following an outbreak of tuberculosis at a Dagenham school.

The government has said sorry for the infected blood scandal at the inquiry into the treatment of thousands of people given products containing hepatitis and HIV.

The cockney sparrow could be making a comeback.

The inquiry into the infected blood scandal should learn from the “chilling” lessons of the Hillsborough football disaster, a lawyer representing almost 250 victims has said.

An inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal which left at least 2,400 people dead has begun today.

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.

Friends of family of a Dagenham forklift driver who killed himself following failings by mental health services raised £500 in his memory at a charity football match.

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”.

An urgent care centre used by residents in Barking and Dagenham has been placed in special measures and rated ‘inadequate’ after inspectors found a number of “extremely concerning” safety issues.

Sainsbury’s is trialling a summer holiday multi-sports camp in Barking where children can play and eat a healthy lunch, all for £7.50 a day.

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.

Children in Barking and Dagenham are being offered counselling throughout the summer holidays.

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”.

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

A cricket coaching programme to help people get their lives on track is being run by Essex Cricket in Dagenham.

Barking and Dagenham Council has commissioned a £1.5 million environmently friendly heating system.

Free sanitary products are to be given to teenagers in Barking and Dagenham as part of a new pilot scheme aiming to end ‘period poverty’ in the borough.

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