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Lewisham Hospital ‘backdoor’ consultation slammed

Lewisham Hospital ‘backdoor’ consultation slammed

The public consultation process on the fate of Lewisham Hospital…

Residents to get tested for HIV and hepatitis

Residents to get tested for HIV and hepatitis

Get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C Hackney residents are being urged. Over 1,300 people in Hackney are estimated to be HIV positive and a similar number have been found to suffer from hepatitis B and C.…

Boy George backs save A&E campaign

Boy George backs save A&E campaign

Boy George has backed the campaign to save Lewisham Hospital’s A&E department.…

Lewisham hospital staff sing on new BBC show

Lewisham hospital staff sing on new BBC show

Doctors, nurses and staff at Lewisham NHS Trust have been featured in a BBC show forming a choir to represent their hospital.…

NHS reform pilot to be extended six months

NHS reform pilot to be extended six months

A controversial pilot scheme for the abolition of practice boundaries at doctors’ surgeries in Hackney and Tower Hamlets will be extended for six more months, the government has announced.…

New health centre open daily in Tower Hamlets

New health centre open daily in Tower Hamlets

A new health centre with a walk in facility has opened in Tower Hamlets on the site of a disused Victorian hospital. St Andrews Health Centre, which is part of the Barratt Homes new housing complex, occupies the former site of St Andrews hospital to the south of Bromley-by-Bow underground…

NHS forced to apologise after meningitis victim was refused treatment at local clinic

NHS forced to apologise after meningitis victim was refused treatment at local clinic

A pensioner who was refused treatment at his privately-run local medical centre and then later diagnosed with meningitis has lashed out at the privatization of the NHS. Colin Boulter, 76, of Stamford Hill, felt unwell on March 31st and went to the Tollgate Centre on Stamford Hill, where he is…

Tower Hamlets’ markets in line for regeneration

Tower Hamlets’ markets in line for regeneration

Tower Hamlet’s markets will be among some of the nation’s high streets to receive an investment of £100,000 as part of a pilot regeneration scheme.  The government funding is part of a £1.5 million scheme headed up by consumer queen Mary Portas and is designed to revive flagging high streets…

Teenage pregnancies at lowest since 1998

Teenage pregnancies at lowest since 1998

Teenage pregnancies in Croydon have dropped by almost a third since 1998, it was announced last week. In 1998 the Government ordered Croydon Council to halve the rate of teenage pregnancies by 2010 when it was revealed that the area had the second highest level in outer London.…

Hospital kitchen upgrade after critical report

Hospital kitchen upgrade after critical report

Improved kitchen areas have been promised by Lewisham Hospital after local authority health inspectors discovered an infestation of cockroaches, mice and ‘’unacceptable cleaning standards.’’ The hospital said it was spending £500,000 on improving its kitchen facilities for patients after the Lewisham Council environmental health inspection. The Inspectors found cockroaches on…