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County council launches life-saving campaign

County council launches life-saving campaign

County council launches life-saving campaign

20 October 2021

The devices deliver a high energy electric shock to the heart, which in some types of cardiac arrest may help to restore stable rhythm.


New virtual fracture clinic for Princess Alexandra patients

New virtual fracture clinic for Princess Alexandra patients

New virtual fracture clinic for Princess Alexandra patients

13 October 2021

"The virtual clinic is designed to improve our patients' experience so that they are not required to attend for multiple face-to-face assessments."


Health boss calls for caution as Covid cases surge in schools

Health boss calls for caution as Covid cases surge in schools

Health boss calls for caution as Covid cases surge in schools

12 October 2021

The continuing pandemic has prompted Herts County Council to prepare a winter health guide to be delivered to every home in November.


Covid-19 booster jabs on offer to most vulnerable in Herts and west Essex

Covid-19 booster jabs on offer to most vulnerable in Herts and west Essex

Covid-19 booster jabs on offer to most vulnerable in Herts and west Essex

07 October 2021

Following new guidance from the JCVI, the vaccine is being offered to people who had their second jab at least six months ago.


Breathe Easy Group resumes meetings in Stortford

Breathe Easy Group resumes meetings in Stortford

Breathe Easy Group resumes meetings in Stortford

06 October 2021

On Thursday October 21 the support group for people with lung conditions will be hosting its annual coffee and cake stall at South Mill Arts.


From paralysed A-level student to London Marathon marvel

From paralysed A-level student to London Marathon marvel

From paralysed A-level student to London Marathon marvel

01 October 2021

Eleven years ago Emma Vinyard was in an intensive care unit able to move only her eyelids after being stricken with Guillain-Barré syndrome.


Opening date set for new Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre

Opening date set for new Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre

Opening date set for new Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre

28 September 2021

Colin Jackson plus London 2012 swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo Olympians to officially open £22m centre in Stortford.


Stortford surgeries to offer Covid-19 booster jab at football club

Stortford surgeries to offer Covid-19 booster jab at football club

Stortford surgeries to offer Covid-19 booster jab at football club

28 September 2021

Over-50s, NHS and social care workers and younger people at risk in the Stortford area had been sent invitations to have their jabs in Harlow.


Stortford business invests in community by installing defibrillator

Stortford business invests in community by installing defibrillator

Stortford business invests in community by installing defibrillator

26 September 2021

ITVET has made a potentially life-saving investment after buying and installing a defibrillator outside its head office in London Road.


Leukaemia survivor aiming to shine a light on blood cancer awareness

Leukaemia survivor aiming to shine a light on blood cancer awareness

Leukaemia survivor aiming to shine a light on blood cancer awareness

24 September 2021

Part of Lesley Calder's plan to get back to fitness includes taking part in the Shine Night Walk marathon in London.


Pools filled as new Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre nears opening

Pools filled as new Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre nears opening

Pools filled as new Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre nears opening

23 September 2021

The next big visual change for East Herts Council's £20m centre due to open this autumn will be installation of 'water confidence zone' equipment.


Princess Alexandra Hospital to reinstate parking charges

Princess Alexandra Hospital to reinstate parking charges

Princess Alexandra Hospital to reinstate parking charges

23 September 2021

Decision to cease free parking follows end of Government funding to support hospitals which waived charges at start of Covid-19 pandemic.


PAH medic's cardiac arrest prediction research presented to national forum

PAH medic's cardiac arrest prediction research presented to national forum

PAH medic's cardiac arrest prediction research presented to national forum

22 September 2021

Matthew Ibrahim, lead resuscitation practitioner at the Harlow NHS trust, presented to the Health Service Journal's Patient Safety Congress.


Children's choir spreads life-saving organ donation message

Children's choir spreads life-saving organ donation message

Children's choir spreads life-saving organ donation message

21 September 2021

This Organ Donation Week (Sept 20-26) more than 7,000 people, including 71 in Hertfordshire, are predicted to be in need of a transplant.


East Herts and West Essex in poorly state for patient numbers treated

East Herts and West Essex in poorly state for patient numbers treated

East Herts and West Essex in poorly state for patient numbers treated

17 September 2021

West Essex CCG third worst and East & North Herts CCG eighth worst in England in terms of proportion of patients treated – around 3 out of 1,000.


High demand sees Stortford's minor injuries unit shut for 90 minutes

High demand sees Stortford's minor injuries unit shut for 90 minutes

High demand sees Stortford's minor injuries unit shut for 90 minutes

13 September 2021

Patients were triaged to ascertain if they could wait, go elsewhere or come back another day.


Memorial family fun golf day at Ash Valley tees up funds for hospice

Memorial family fun golf day at Ash Valley tees up funds for hospice

Memorial family fun golf day at Ash Valley tees up funds for hospice

13 September 2021

Keith Bassett was supported by Isabel Hospice before his death in 2011 after a two-year battle with prostate and secondary bone cancer.


Campaigners call for ban on Stansted Airport night flights

Campaigners call for ban on Stansted Airport night flights

Campaigners call for ban on Stansted Airport night flights

08 September 2021

The Government is consulting on its plans to continue to allow an average of 37 flights a night – between 11.30pm and 6am – until 2025.


Video calls and message service keep patients in touch with family and friends

Video calls and message service keep patients in touch with family and friends

Video calls and message service keep patients in touch with family and friends

05 September 2021

Virtual Visiting taking place as Covid-19 restrictions remain at Herts and Essex, Princess Alexandra and St Margaret's hospitals.


Granddaughter's fight to get 99-year-old Maud into care home after fall

Granddaughter's fight to get 99-year-old Maud into care home after fall

Granddaughter's fight to get 99-year-old Maud into care home after fall

03 September 2021

Gemma Hughes battled with council after being told her nan would be discharged from hospital back to her flat with some care but none from 7pm-7am.


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