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Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group has declined to confirm if King George Hospital’s children’s ward will ever reopen.

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.

More than 13,000 ventilators to help coronavirus patients have been made by a consortium including Ford Dagenham.

Andrea Prout is the co-ordinator of Pemberton Place, Saint Francis Hospice’s day services and social hub for patients. She explains how her role has changed completely.

The council has assembled a team of enforcement officers to crackdown on pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and other businesses today (July 4).

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is among the top trusts for asking for feedback from its patients.

The ways east London’s councils will try to fight a Leicester-style coronavirus outbreak have been revealed, warning they needed more information on how any local lockdown would work as well as better trace and test capacity.

“I feel proud of what I have done.” Nurses at King George and Queen’s hospitals have revealed their experiences after being transferred to work on critical care wards at the peak of the coronavirus crisis.

An infant school is Dagenham has sought to reassure parents after a positive Covid-19 test.

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.

Families can be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased - but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

Shahina Haque, family support services manager at Saint Francis Hospice, explains the impact of Covid-19 on the bereavement support service

What started with one Upminster family receiving an unexpected tax rebate has become a major scrubs-making operation with 3,000 volunteers delivering to east London hospitals.

Barking and Dagenham GPs are reassuring people that it is safe to attend cervical screening appointments.

Two sisters from Barking held a candlelit vigil outside Downing Street to honour NHS workers who have died because of coronavirus.

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.

Sharon Williams, complementary therapist at Saint Francis Hospice, Havering-atte-Bower, explains how her team have adapted to not being able to touch their patients

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

Dagenham charity Sycamore Trust has adapted most of its programmes during the coronavirus pandemic, putting on virtual sessions to ensure service users don’t miss out.

Face coverings will soon be compulsory for people wanting to travel on public transport in England to limit the spread of coronavirus.

A Chadwell Heath teacher has traded the classroom for coronavirus care during the pandemic.

More than three quarters of Covid patients at King George and Queen’s hospitals have recovered so far.

Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport in England from Monday June 15, transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced today.

Reports of anti-social behaviour increased by more than 200 per cent during the coronavirus lockdown, according to the council.

Leading waste company Renewi has donated 2,000 surgical masks for use in care homes across east London.

The government has been urged to spell out what it is doing to make sure care workers can be tested for Covid-19.

A documentary series about the nursing staff at Queen’s and King George hospitals is due to air on BBC One next week.

In this week’s focus on Saint Francis Hospice, Bridget Moss, head of education, explains how staff have been able to share their expertise with hospitals and in the community

Over the past 20 years, Saint Francis’ Hospice at Home service has cared for more than 9,000 people and touched the lives of so many families and loved ones.

At least 30 people flouted coronavirus lockdown rules by attending an all night party at the weekend.

In this week’s column from Saint Francis Hospice, we hear from Sarah-Jane Higbee who has a hugely important role as domestic team leader keeping the hospice clean

A tribute has been paid to a community minded pharmacist who died after testing positive for Covid-19.

A hospital trust paid out £1.8 million towards a temporary ward it did not require after a drop in coronavirus infections.

The Thinking of You service launched by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has already helped more than 1,000 people send messages to their loved ones.

A young Dagenham woman is fundraising to restore her favourite playground in memory of her dad, who died with Covid-19.

A&E wait times at King George Hospital and Queen’s Hospital were worse last month than the year before, despite the number of patients dropping sharply.

A charity in Barking providing food packs and bereavement support during the pandemic has received a funding boost.

In our weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, therapy manager Kathryn Owens says technology has helped staff keep in touch with each other and the patients

A nurse has described how acts of kindness have helped her cope with working on a Covid-19 ward.

A furloughed chef has swapped cooking for caring for patients on the coronavirus frontline as a Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust volunteer.

Over the past eight weeks people have been encouraged to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

A 34-year-old new mother from Dagenham, who gave birth in Romford’s Queen’s Hospital, describes the rollercoaster experience of giving birth at a time of coronavirus.

In our weekly column from Saint Francis Hospice, clinical nurse specialist Nicola Stananought

The borough’s political leaders have slammed the government’s roadmap for easing England out of lockdown restrictions.


People across the country are being encouraged to enjoy summer safely by following official advice and staying safe.

The NHS Test and Trace service brings together testing, contact tracing and outbreak management into an end-to-end service to stop the spread of the virus and help us move out of lockdown.

The UK Government has launched a campaign to shine a light on businesses and employees across the country who have responded to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in remarkable ways and are now going back to business.

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