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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The chief nurse at the NHS trust which runs Queen's and King George hospitals has been awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the University of East London in recognition of her outstanding service.

Urologists at the hospital trust for Newham and Tower Hamlets have been invited to showcase award-winning improvements to their cancer service around the world.

East London's NHS trusts pay millions to patients claiming compensation for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose illnesses and conditions, NHS data shows.

Christmas came early to Newham University Hospital as celebrity chef John Torode surprised staff with a festive feast.

A homeless man with severe mental health issues was failed by three councils who neglected their legal duties to support him before he died, a safeguarding review has found.

A new study has revealed the impact dementia will have on east London by 2030.

East London's A&E departments are struggling to keep up with demand as national waiting times hit their worst level since 2011.

A GP surgery is offering patients an "innovative" online consultation service to avoid closing as most of its clinical staff go on maternity leave.

Flying can be stressful - but luckily for London City Airport (LCA) passengers and staff, some fluffy friends were on hand to ease worries this week.

Two children's asthma nurses have started working in the borough to provide specialist care and raise awareness of the condition's symptoms.

Two of east London's largest NHS hospital trusts are to receive £45million of additional capital loan funding from the government to help complete building upgrades and buy new equipment.

Four neighbourhoods in Newham are among the 10pc most deprived in England, according to government figures.

Two teams from Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for an award recognising their inspirational work supporting people living with cancer.

Young architects from the University of East London have designed a shed for marginalised and excluded men, young people and volunteers in Barking.

The hospital trust for Newham and Tower Hamlets has faced fines of up to £62,500 in the 12 months to August 2019 for breaking rules that ban mixed-sex wards.

The mother of severely disabled youngster Tafida Raqeeb, who was transferred from a Whitechapel hospital to Italy for continued life-support treatment, has said she is seeking Italian citizenship for her daughter.

A severely disabled five-year-old girl whose parents won a High Court battle to move her abroad to continue her life-support treatment has arrived in Italy.

The family of a severely disabled five-year-old girl have marked her departure for an Italian hospital after winning an "emotional" life-support treatment battle.

A team of youth workers will be based at Newham University Hospital for the first time to work with young people caught up in violent crime.

A sick five-year-old girl is set to fly out to Italy after her parents won a High Court battle over her treatment.

A little compassion makes a big difference when you're living on the streets.

Parents have been told the council will no longer use the children's services at a respite centre in Plaistow that was abruptly shut down this year.

Newham University Hospital has launched an investigation into the death of a "brilliant and loving" great grandmother.

An NHS manager from Newbury Park has been ordered to pay back more than £220,000 he defrauded from Newham's clinical commissioning group or serve an extra three years in prison.

The mother of a severely disabled girl who won the right to take her daughter to an Italian hospital has called for the law to be reviewed.

Women in Newham are urged to be screened for breast cancer as rates lag behind the rest of the country.

A couple given the go-ahead to move their severely disabled daughter to an Italian hospital will not face a further legal fight after the health trust caring for her has said it will not contest the decision.

A couple who want to move their severely disabled five-year-old daughter to an Italian hospital have won a High Court life-support treatment fight.

Mental health care in Newham is set to be be radically transformed thanks to a major cash boost announced by NHS chiefs.

New homes will be built at Whipps Cross Hospital as part of a £350million redevelopment.

Tens of thousands of A&E patients at Barts Health waited more than four hours to be seen last year, new NHS figures reveal.

The government has announced it will invest £350million in a new hospital at Whipps Cross.

An ambulance station's new wellbeing garden is aiming to promote discussions around mental health.

Nine streets across the borough were temporarily closed to traffic to mark World Car Free Day.

Children in the rainbow ward at Newham University Hospital had their day brightened by a visit from their football heroes.

Boroughs in east London are projected to overshoot the government's "smoke free" targets by more than 20 years.

The organisation responsible for planning and buying most health services in Newham has held its annual meeting.

The mother of a brain-damaged five-year-old girl at the centre of a High Court life support treatment dispute has said she would want to stay alive if she were in her daughter's position.

There have been more attacks on east London's mental health staff in 2019 so far than in the whole of 2015, new figures reveal.

A judge must decide whether a brain-damaged girl in a minimally conscious state has any quality of life, a lawyer representing the youngster has said.

Newham remains one of the worst areas in England for HIV, according to new data from Public Health England.

East London's mental health trust is asking people to have a conversation about mental illness this World Suicide Prevention Day today, Tuesday, September 10.

A shocking report has revealed evidence of violence and verbal abuse at a respite centre for children with disabilities that was abruptly shut down earlier this year.

NHS staff across east London are taking thousands of sick days because of mental health issues, NHS figures show.

A care home in Canning Town has been placed into special measures again after the health and social care regulator deemed it "Inadequate" for the third time since 2016.

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