Ryan Fox has been volunteering his digital skills during lockdown to help the Saint Francis Hospice team.

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.

Parents are being urged to set an example by social distancing and wearing a face covering when dropping off or picking up children at school.

Staff in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) bereavement team have helped make sure families who lost loved ones in hospital during the pandemic were given the advice and help they needed.

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

The first coronavirus death in ​six days has been recorded at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT).

Barking and Dagenham Council has stopped care home visits and asked headteachers to enforce face masks in schools after an explosion of cases.

People with suspected coronavirus have been left unable to book a test slot anywhere in London, an investigation has found.

People are being urged to only book a coronavirus test if they have symptoms.

Health experts are encouraging simple steps to help children and young people manage their asthma and reduce the risk of ending up in hospital.

Taniya Perera’s move to Romford has paid off, with the 36-year-old well on her way to the career she envisioned back in 2018 when she decided to relocate from Sri Lanka.

Claire Smart, an occupational therapist at Saint Francis Hospice, says her aim has always been to promote people’s independence, wellbeing and quality of life.

The borough has seen the lowest number of Covid-19 tests in the capital but the highest percentage of people testing positive.

A nightclub in Barking town centre which allegedly hosted a lockdown party has been temporarily shut down.

Barking and Dagenham Council has written to Asda demanding it do more to force customers to wear masks, accusing the supermarket chain of “creating a public health risk and putting profits before people”.

Barking and Dagenham’s director of public health has warned the borough is close to becoming an area to watch as a result of rising coronavirus cases.

From Monday people will be breaking the law if they meet socially in groups of more than six. And they could be fined.

Why leaving a gift in your will can really help Saint Francis Hospice. Anne Brown, head of major gifts and legacies, explains

The coronavirus test and trace system has failed to reach almost a third of the borough’s positive cases, government figures reveal.

A top stroke specialist has spoken out about the “harrowing” racism he has faced while working for the NHS.

Tes Smith, director of quality and care, gives an insight into how Saint Francis Hospice worked hard to adapt so it could continue providing services during the pandemic

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.

Dawn Poon is the systems programme director at Saint Francis Hospice. She explains how the hospice managed to arrange for most of its staff to work from home, and how she then caught coronavirus.

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.

From paternity leave to furlough and now back to work, Tom Murtagh, corporate partnerships manager at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower, explains how life has been for him these past five months

Two women walked from Dagenham East station to Tower Bridge to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts.

A new training centre for London Ambulance Service call handlers has been opened by the Mayor of London in Barking.

The Rev Paula Graham explains that Saint Francis Hospice welcomes people of all faiths, and none

Tributes were today paid to an NHS worker and mother-of-four who was killed in a suspected murder.

The trust that runs Queen’s and King George hospitals has one of the largest gender pay gaps among NHS trusts, according to latest figures.

The town hall has pledged to take a zero-tolerance approach to unlicensed gatherings following two illegal raves.

Saint Francis Hospice, like all other charities, has found its fundraising events severely curtailed in recent months, as community partnerships manager Michelle Gower explains

The coronavirus outbreak means life for everyone has changed beyond recognition in the past five months - but how well do you really know the new rules?

A further easing of lockdown across England has been postponed with the prime minister warning the country “cannot be complacent” amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

A capital-wide push to raise awareness of coronavirus testing has been backed by the town hall.

A fifth of all deaths in Barking and Dagenham this year have been linked to the coronavirus.

Leisure centres in Barking and Dagenham will reopen on Friday.

A hospital chaplain has told how he faced “every type of emotion” while supporting bereaved families during the coronavirus crisis.

Dr Anna Gray: How working from home through the pandemic has changed my role at Saint Francis Hospice

Face coverings must be worn in shops and supermarkets in England starting today.

A midwife aims to use lessons learnt during the coronavirus pandemic to improve care for mums-to-be from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

The council has extended free parking for NHS staff and key workers until the end of September.

It will not be a priority for officers to deal with people not wearing masks in Barking and Dagenham’s shops, a police chief has said.

Rosie Wren’s job as events manager at Saint Francis Hospice has proved to be very different from what she was expecting

Saint Francis Hospice’s catering manager Vince Felton explains how meals have had to change because of coronavirus


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

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