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Local hospital enjoys visits from two festive choirs

Two festive choirs visited The Princess Alexandra Hospital to bring some Christmas cheer on Tuesday (17 December).

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Children from The Tany's Dell Primary School in Harlow (pictured) sung a medley of Christmas carols for our patients and people at the restaurant in the morning.

At the same time, patient John Reynolds, from Bishop's Stortford, was accompanied by local choirs in a carol performance at The Williams Day Unit, which supports people through their cancer treatment.

Deborah Stone, sister for The Williams Day Unit, said: "We are so grateful to John, together with the choir singers, for taking the time to visit us and give such beautiful renditions of a variety of Christmas carols."

Phillipa Haslehurst, voluntary services manager, said: "A big thank you to the pupils of Tany's Dell Primary School for treating us to this wonderful start to the festive season.

"Hearing these well-loved Christmas carols brightened all of our mornings."

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Notes to editors:

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust was established in April 1995 and provides services at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping. We have an annual income of around £236,700 million. We have 414 general and acute beds at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and provide a full range of general acute services, including a 24/7 emergency department, an intensive care unit, a maternity unit and a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We also provide outpatient and diagnostic services from the Herts and Essex Hospital, Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ around 3,500 staff and serve a local population of about 350,000 people living in West Essex and East Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

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