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Ambulance service wins contract to carry on with cover at Stansted

Ambulance service wins contract to carry on with cover at Stansted

Ambulance service wins contract to carry on with cover at Stansted

26 March 2024

East of England Ambulance Service successfully tendered for five-year contract for first aid and emergency response service at airport.


Princess Alexandra Hospital boss Lance McCarthy resigns

Princess Alexandra Hospital boss Lance McCarthy resigns

Princess Alexandra Hospital boss Lance McCarthy resigns

26 March 2024

Chief executive Lance McCarthy announced he is moving on to become chief executive for Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust in Surrey.


Stortford GP surgery invites patients’ feedback and ideas on its services

Stortford GP surgery invites patients’ feedback and ideas on its services

Stortford GP surgery invites patients’ feedback and ideas on its services

18 March 2024

Church Street Partnership is relaunching its patient participation group on Wednesday March 27 at 5pm.


Warning over ‘hazardous’ drugs circulating in Herts ‘under guise of heroin’

Warning over ‘hazardous’ drugs circulating in Herts ‘under guise of heroin’

Warning over ‘hazardous’ drugs circulating in Herts ‘under guise of heroin’

18 March 2024

Police issue urgent safety warning as the synthetic opioids are often far more potent and can lead to overdose, cardiac arrest or death.


Herts refused one in three requests for education health and care plan in 2023

Herts refused one in three requests for education health and care plan in 2023

Herts refused one in three requests for education health and care plan in 2023

15 March 2024

Data released by the authority shows that in 2023, a total of 2,857 requests were made for an EHCP and 902 were refused.


Firefighters rush to PAH after ceiling collapses in intensive care unit

Firefighters rush to PAH after ceiling collapses in intensive care unit

Firefighters rush to PAH after ceiling collapses in intensive care unit

14 March 2024

Princess Alexandra Hospital chiefs declare major incident ‘as a precaution’ after medical equipment detached from its fitting.


Herts’ top public health councillor welcomes new tax on vaping

Herts’ top public health councillor welcomes new tax on vaping

Herts’ top public health councillor welcomes new tax on vaping

13 March 2024

Cllr Morris Bright: “I think the Chancellor’s got it right. Hopefully it will discourage younger people from spending their money on vapes.”


Defibrillator installed at Stortford shopping parade after community rallies

Defibrillator installed at Stortford shopping parade after community rallies

Defibrillator installed at Stortford shopping parade after community rallies

12 March 2024

The device on the wall of J E Williamson Chemist at 1 Snowley Parade on the Parsonage estate has been officially unveiled.


Health minister welcomes arrival of non-obstetric ultrasound services in Stortford

Health minister welcomes arrival of non-obstetric ultrasound services in Stortford

Health minister welcomes arrival of non-obstetric ultrasound services in Stortford

12 March 2024

Upgrade is part of PAH NHS Trust’s plans to support quicker and easier access to tests near patients’ homes as part of Government CDC programme.


Surgery stalemate as Stortford GPs face future in ‘less than ideal’ building

Surgery stalemate as Stortford GPs face future in ‘less than ideal’ building

Surgery stalemate as Stortford GPs face future in ‘less than ideal’ building

11 March 2024

“I’m having to renegotiate my South Street lease… and without anywhere else to go, I am forced to remain in a building that is less than ideal.”


Couple who’ve welcomed 3,500 to their talking circles appeal for help to rebuild their nurturing Nest

Couple who’ve welcomed 3,500 to their talking circles appeal for help to rebuild their nurturing Nest

Couple who’ve welcomed 3,500 to their talking circles appeal for help to rebuild their nurturing Nest

06 March 2024

Mood and food: River and Kimmie Taylor run The Nest, a CIC that acts as a “green social prescribing service”, and vegan food truck The Nestaurant.


Stortford’s minor injuries unit gets enlargement and refurbishment treatment

Stortford’s minor injuries unit gets enlargement and refurbishment treatment

Stortford’s minor injuries unit gets enlargement and refurbishment treatment

06 March 2024

The footprint of the unit at Herts and Essex Hospital has almost tripled, adding an extra treatment room, during two months of work.


There’s no single solution to Hertfordshire’s obesity issue, councillors are told

There’s no single solution to Hertfordshire’s obesity issue, councillors are told

There’s no single solution to Hertfordshire’s obesity issue, councillors are told

04 March 2024

60% of adults and almost a third of children under 11 in the county are overweight or obese, director of public health tells scrutiny panel.


Emotive NHS ads to target parents over measles danger

Emotive NHS ads to target parents over measles danger

Emotive NHS ads to target parents over measles danger

04 March 2024

With measles cases still rising, adverts will be broadcast across TV, radio and the internet appealing to parents to get their children vaccinated.


Audiologist Jaspreet joins DigiClear team to provide an enriched patient experience

Audiologist Jaspreet joins DigiClear team to provide an enriched patient experience

Audiologist Jaspreet joins DigiClear team to provide an enriched patient experience

29 February 2024

Bishop’s Stortford hearing care specialists DigiClear unveil Jaspreet Bahra as new addition to team of audiologists


Church takes the lead with community walk

Church takes the lead with community walk

Church takes the lead with community walk

26 February 2024

The event, held by St James The Great, High Wych on Sunday March 3, offers participants to walk and talk and finish with drinks and cake.


Health watchdog identifies inadequate staff training at supported living complex

Health watchdog identifies inadequate staff training at supported living complex

Health watchdog identifies inadequate staff training at supported living complex

22 February 2024

Mandalay in Saffron Walden specialises in providing support to people with learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs.


Princess Alexandra gears up for five-day strike by junior doctors

Princess Alexandra gears up for five-day strike by junior doctors

Princess Alexandra gears up for five-day strike by junior doctors

20 February 2024

Medics at the Harlow hospital will take continuous industrial action from 7am Saturday (Feb 24) to 11.59pm Wednesday (Feb 28).


Work begins on new health facility to speed up care for patients in Stortford area

Work begins on new health facility to speed up care for patients in Stortford area

Work begins on new health facility to speed up care for patients in Stortford area

19 February 2024

Herts and West Essex patients awaiting non-complex orthopaedic surgery, spinal injections or ENT procedures will be invited to have them at St Albans.


Uttlesford’s MP Kemi Badenoch welcomes roll-out of Pharmacy First scheme

Uttlesford’s MP Kemi Badenoch welcomes roll-out of Pharmacy First scheme

Uttlesford’s MP Kemi Badenoch welcomes roll-out of Pharmacy First scheme

17 February 2024

Government-backed scheme aims to treat patients with any of seven particular health complaints more quickly while easing the pressure on GPs.


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