A former stroke patient who now volunteers to help others recover at King George Hospital has written a book about her recovery.

A former Ford Dagenham worker who was diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer is calling on ex-colleagues to get checked out if they experience health issues.

Queen’s Hospital has been praised for dramatically improving its treatment of stroke patients.

Jan Scott is Saint Francis Hospice’s service development manager and has had a key role in ensuring some of the services were able to continue reaching out to people who needed them.

A generous donation by a GP from Emerson Park has put smiles on faces at King George and Queen’s hospitals.

This morning health secretary Matt Hancock has announced that London will revert to being in the Tier 2 band on December 2.

The short answer is unlikely to very unlikely, depending on how you’re admitted. A reporter spoke to Magda Smith, chief medical officer of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust, to find out what happens on admission to Queen’s or King George Hospital.

Covid vaccination sites are starting to be identified as the east London NHS prepares to start vaccinating the most vulnerable residents in early December.

The NHS has launched a campaign to get cancer referrals back up to pre-pandemic levels.

A Barking GP has been appointed as a Diabetes UK clinical champion for her contribution to improving diabetes care.

Ward volunteer Angela Bridge has experienced Saint Francis Hospice from both sides, both providing and receiving its care

More patients have died from Covid-19 at King George Hospital and Queen’s Hospital since the start of the pandemic than almost anywhere else in London.

People have been warned to stick by coronavirus rules if they want to enjoy Christmas this year.

The town hall has extended free parking permits for NHS staff and key workers until the end of January.

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.

“Covid marshals” are taking to the borough’s streets during the second lockdown to provide guidance and reassurance in areas with high footfall.

The town hall’s education chief has demanded the government do more to protect schools from Covid-19.

Peter Batt, a Saint Francis Hospice trustee, shares his perspective as a volunteer

The town hall has urged people celebrating Diwali this weekend to be safe and follow Covid-19 rules.

An outbreak of Covid-19 at a care home has seen 40 people go down with the virus, a meeting heard.

Special care homes for elderly people recovering from Covid-19 are being set up to help prevent the virus sweeping through nursing facilities as it did earlier this year.

The trust which runs King George Hospital in Goodmayes has apologised for the first time over a patient’s death more than four years ago.

Rapid coronavirus test kits that can provide results within an hour are set to be rolled out across east London.

A woman has shaved and tattooed her head in tribute to a 13-year-old girl who died after beating leukaemia twice.

Jules Goodger, ward volunteer at Saint Francis Hospice, says she’s always guaranteed a smile and a laugh from patients and staff

The death of a King George Hospital patient after an “unnecessary scan” damaged his kidneys revealed “systemic medical failings” at the hospital, a coroner concluded.

Patients will not be able to use King George Hospital’s emergency department for children overnight during the winter as part of plans to help manage the coronavirus pandemic.

Barking and Dagenham Council has launched its own express coronavirus testing centre for key workers over fears the government programme will not cope with a surge in cases over winter.

Private companies will be able to have a say in how NHS money is spent in the borough after a huge merger planned for next year.

Saint Francis Hospice’s direct marketing manager Katharine Ayres explains the different ways to pay tribute to a loved one, especially if you weren’t able to attend the funeral

The town hall has issued a retail giant with a legal order demanding it tells customers to wear face masks.

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.

The health trust which runs Queen’s and King George hospitals, confirmed 17 Covid deaths last week.

Joanne Alavoine is part of the Saint Francis Hospice human resources team

Town halls have teamed up with NHS Test and Trace in a bid to reach more people with Covid-19.

Plans to restrict vehicles around five schools in a bid to improve safety have been announced.

Reception volunteer Abigail Feeley explains why she gives up her spare time to work at Saint Francis Hospice, which cares for people from Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham

People are having to wait up to 13 weeks for blood tests in the borough.

Being a new mum in the middle of a pandemic is a daunting prospect for many – but for those giving birth at Queen’s Hospital, a community spirit has flourished.

A Covid-19 testing lab that can produce results in as little as six hours could be opened in Dagenham.

London will be moved to Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions from midnight on Friday, MPs in the capital have been told.

Around 32,000 native trees and shrubs will be planted in Dagenham as a tribute to the NHS staff and key workers on the pandemic frontline.

A Dagenham police cadet has been recognised for making PPE for NHS workers during lockdown.

The number of beds occupied by Covid-19 patients has crept up to 46 in Queen’s Hospital, Romford and King George, Goodmayes.

Lockdown hit Saint Francis Hospice’s charity shops hard. Director of retail and trading Michelle Nicholls explains how they are re-opening


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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