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East Herts secures cash for patient care

East Herts secures cash for patient care

East Herts secures cash for patient care

27 May 2022

The money secured by East Herts Council will help fund the refurbishment of the Kitwood Unit at the Herts and Essex Community Hospital.


Boost for schools, NHS and sports from 84 new Stortford homes

Boost for schools, NHS and sports from 84 new Stortford homes

Boost for schools, NHS and sports from 84 new Stortford homes

24 May 2022

Second phase of Patmore Close development will provide mix of one- to five-bedroom homes and 36% have been allocated as 'affordable housing'.


R4U calls for urgent action to tackle mental health crisis among young

R4U calls for urgent action to tackle mental health crisis among young

R4U calls for urgent action to tackle mental health crisis among young

17 May 2022

Thaxted and Saffron Walden's R4U councillors on Essex County Council gained support for their motion to make the issue a top priority


New 'chatter benches' in Stortford and Sawbo parks are a talking point

New 'chatter benches' in Stortford and Sawbo parks are a talking point

New 'chatter benches' in Stortford and Sawbo parks are a talking point

16 May 2022

East Herts Council has introduced the seating in Castle, Southern Country and Pishiobury parks for people to sit and talk to aid their mental health.


Life with Leukaemia: Acceptance is the key to having peaceful days

Life with Leukaemia: Acceptance is the key to having peaceful days

Life with Leukaemia: Acceptance is the key to having peaceful days

16 May 2022

'Every morning I open my eyes and our reality hits me. Every morning I have to process it again, accept it all over again. Joel has cancer'


Let's Talk, Stansted! launches mental health survey to help those in need

Let's Talk, Stansted! launches mental health survey to help those in need

Let's Talk, Stansted! launches mental health survey to help those in need

12 May 2022

People from Stansted and surrounding villages can take part anonymously to help shape mental health provision for the community.


Herts charity Small Acts of Kindness extends campaign for lonely elderly

Herts charity Small Acts of Kindness extends campaign for lonely elderly

Herts charity Small Acts of Kindness extends campaign for lonely elderly

11 May 2022

For Mental Health Awareness Week the charity launches new campaign to extend its initiative of putting personal messages in its Warm in Winter bags.


Never too late to be active: Free leisure centre passes for over-55s

Never too late to be active: Free leisure centre passes for over-55s

Never too late to be active: Free leisure centre passes for over-55s

10 May 2022

The gyms and pools at Grange Paddocks in Bishop's Stortford and Leventhorpe in Sawbridgeworth are taking part in the initiative.


St Elizabeth's invests £2m in wages after care is rated 'inadequate'

St Elizabeth's invests £2m in wages after care is rated 'inadequate'

St Elizabeth's invests £2m in wages after care is rated 'inadequate'

09 May 2022

Centre at Perry Green for people with epilepsy and other complex medical conditions has invested in better staff pay following CQC inspection.


Face masks and Covid-19 safety measures stay in county's GP surgeries

Face masks and Covid-19 safety measures stay in county's GP surgeries

Face masks and Covid-19 safety measures stay in county's GP surgeries

06 May 2022

Although legal restrictions have ended measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 remain in health settings to keep staff and patients safe.


Gazza's boots up for grabs at glitzy ball for hospital appeal

Gazza's boots up for grabs at glitzy ball for hospital appeal

Gazza's boots up for grabs at glitzy ball for hospital appeal

04 May 2022

The event, organised by the gastroenterology department, promises to be a spectacular black-tie occasion with a three-course dinner and disco.


Woman who lost 5.5st eating her fave Italian food now runs Slimming World clinics

Woman who lost 5.5st eating her fave Italian food now runs Slimming World clinics

Woman who lost 5.5st eating her fave Italian food now runs Slimming World clinics

02 May 2022

Adeva Peacock suffered depression and body dismorphia before joining Slimming World and now hopes to inspire others with her success story.


'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

'How I cope with unwanted guest of Parkinson's when out and about'

29 April 2022

The Indie's Parkinality columnist Julie Walker on the items and services that can make staying active and mobile with Parkinson's disease a bit easier


St Clare Hospice scoops final grant from Stansted Airport charity

St Clare Hospice scoops final grant from Stansted Airport charity

St Clare Hospice scoops final grant from Stansted Airport charity

26 April 2022

The charity, which supports West Essex and East Herts families living with a terminal illness, received £11,605 from Stansted Airport Community Trust.


Omicron XE being watched by scientists as cases double

Omicron XE being watched by scientists as cases double

Omicron XE being watched by scientists as cases double

25 April 2022

Cases of new Covid-19 variant Omicron XE have doubled in a fortnight with most in the south and east of England, but is this sharp rise a concern?


Emma Willis: Delivering Babies to feature experiences of LGBTQ+ parents

Emma Willis: Delivering Babies to feature experiences of LGBTQ+ parents

Emma Willis: Delivering Babies to feature experiences of LGBTQ+ parents

25 April 2022

Activist Chelle Peppiatt is helping the production company behind Emma Willis: Delivering Babies to recruit expectant parents.


'Golf day generosity has shone a massive light of hope on our lives'

'Golf day generosity has shone a massive light of hope on our lives'

'Golf day generosity has shone a massive light of hope on our lives'

24 April 2022

Amy Gannon writes a Life with Leukaemia column documenting her family's story of navigating all of the challenges of living with blood cancer


'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

'Please keep your kind offers of help coming, but no piggy backs'

18 April 2022

Parkinality correspondent Julie Walker creates a YouTube video as she marks - but definitely does not celebrate - her 10th Parkinson's Awareness Month


Surprise award for dementia specialist nurse at Princess Alexandra

Surprise award for dementia specialist nurse at Princess Alexandra

Surprise award for dementia specialist nurse at Princess Alexandra

15 April 2022

PAH dementia clinical nurse specialist Caroline Ashton-Gough received the High Sheriff of Essex award at Harlow Council's annual dinner.


The pets bringing comfort to dementia patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital

The pets bringing comfort to dementia patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital

The pets bringing comfort to dementia patients at Princess Alexandra Hospital

11 April 2022

Alison Lawrence said: "The therapeutic value of human and animal interaction is now well recognised."


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