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UNISON slams NHS trust's moves to privatise cleaning services at hospitals

UNISON slams NHS trust's moves to privatise cleaning services at hospitals

UNISON slams NHS trust's moves to privatise cleaning services at hospitals

15 February 2019

Union claims PAH is now inviting private companies to bid on running the services and is expected to appoint a private contractor by July.


Bishop's Stortford police appeal for help in search for stolen defibrillator

Bishop's Stortford police appeal for help in search for stolen defibrillator

Bishop's Stortford police appeal for help in search for stolen defibrillator

13 February 2019

Officers have confirmed that a life-saving device installed outside Price Bailey has been taken


Rocker Sir Rod Stewart and wife Lady Penny open new cancer treatment centre

Rocker Sir Rod Stewart and wife Lady Penny open new cancer treatment centre

Rocker Sir Rod Stewart and wife Lady Penny open new cancer treatment centre

13 February 2019

The couple, who live in Sheering, are long-standing supporters of the treatment centre at Rivers Hospital in Sawbridgeworth


Retirement beckons for Herts heath boss Deborah Fielding

Retirement beckons for Herts heath boss Deborah Fielding

Retirement beckons for Herts heath boss Deborah Fielding

08 February 2019

Deborah Fielding took over in January 2018 and will stand down at the end of April as part of her planned retirement.


Poignant tribute to Addie as teachers prepare to run London Marathon in her memory

Poignant tribute to Addie as teachers prepare to run London Marathon in her memory

Poignant tribute to Addie as teachers prepare to run London Marathon in her memory

08 February 2019

Students and staff at Herts & Essex High School were invited to wear a wig – or yellow hair accessory – in return for a donation to a cancer charity


Rory to run for mental health charity after death of best friend Archie

Rory to run for mental health charity after death of best friend Archie

Rory to run for mental health charity after death of best friend Archie

08 February 2019

Rory Marrow will run a 10k in London in September – on former Bishop's Stortford High School student Archie Day's 21st birthday


NHS struggles to cope as pressure mounts on medical services

NHS struggles to cope as pressure mounts on medical services

NHS struggles to cope as pressure mounts on medical services

07 February 2019

Accident and emergency departments, the ambulance service, GP practices and community health services are all being stretched


County council campaign urges young men and boys to talk about their mental health

County council campaign urges young men and boys to talk about their mental health

County council campaign urges young men and boys to talk about their mental health

04 February 2019

#JustTalk encourages young people – especially boys and young men – to open up about things that are worrying them.


Helping hand for disabled customers from supermarket

Helping hand for disabled customers from supermarket

Helping hand for disabled customers from supermarket

31 January 2019

Customers can pick up a lanyard, which has been designed to act as a discreet sign for store staff that they may need additional support.


Gritting plans are just what the doctor ordered

Gritting plans are just what the doctor ordered

Gritting plans are just what the doctor ordered

31 January 2019

Health bosses welcome expansion of county councils' gritting networks to help residents get to GP surgeries.


Watchdog prescribes cure for health service

Watchdog prescribes cure for health service

Watchdog prescribes cure for health service

31 January 2019

Although its performance was rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – the watchdog criticised some procedures.


Massage of the Month: Stortford mum of boy with autism is our first winner

Massage of the Month: Stortford mum of boy with autism is our first winner

Massage of the Month: Stortford mum of boy with autism is our first winner

30 January 2019

Karen Goddard, who helps other parents of autistic children to get help, got a rare chance to relax courtesy of compassionate therapist Lisa Rodmell


Rod Stewart and wife Penny to be guests of honour at opening of new cancer unit

Rod Stewart and wife Penny to be guests of honour at opening of new cancer unit

Rod Stewart and wife Penny to be guests of honour at opening of new cancer unit

30 January 2019

Rivers Hospital already has a well-established chemotherapy service so the day unit will increase capacity and improve patient experience


Inspirational Isamar Martins is fit to be crowned Zumba queen

Inspirational Isamar Martins is fit to be crowned Zumba queen

Inspirational Isamar Martins is fit to be crowned Zumba queen

30 January 2019

Venezuelan-born Isamar Martins is revered by her Zumba class students. Indie reporter Cat Barkley donned her workout gear to find out why.


Stortford doctors' receptionists undergo training to help patients get right care more quickly

Stortford doctors' receptionists undergo training to help patients get right care more quickly

Stortford doctors' receptionists undergo training to help patients get right care more quickly

23 January 2019

More than 100 receptionists across East and North Herts have had extra training in ‘care navigation’


New £3.3m ward at general hospital for Stortford is just what the doctor ordered

New £3.3m ward at general hospital for Stortford is just what the doctor ordered

New £3.3m ward at general hospital for Stortford is just what the doctor ordered

22 January 2019

To meet growing patient demand, the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust built upwards on its cramped site in Harlow


Council tax for band D homes in Bishop's Stortford set to rise by £68.52

Council tax for band D homes in Bishop's Stortford set to rise by £68.52

Council tax for band D homes in Bishop's Stortford set to rise by £68.52

18 January 2019

Stortford residents face 3.99% hike from April, with the bill for council services in 2019-20 set to rise to £1,785.76 for the typical property


St Clare reaches out for more referrals to its Hospice at Home service

St Clare reaches out for more referrals to its Hospice at Home service

St Clare reaches out for more referrals to its Hospice at Home service

11 January 2019

St Clare Hospice is celebrating the fifth anniversary of its Hospice at Home service.


New support group for unpaid carers in Bishop's Stortford

New support group for unpaid carers in Bishop's Stortford

New support group for unpaid carers in Bishop's Stortford

10 January 2019

'It gives them a chance to meet up with other people in exactly the same position as themselves, who will truly understand what it’s like'


Council backs music project for dementia sufferers in Stortford to the tune of £4,000

Council backs music project for dementia sufferers in Stortford to the tune of £4,000

Council backs music project for dementia sufferers in Stortford to the tune of £4,000

31 December 2018

Money will go towards setting up a help point at Herts & Essex Hospital.


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