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Harlow Council and Harlow Playhouse donate festive treats for our dedicated Emergency Department

Harlow Council and Harlow Playhouse kindly donated festive treats for our dedicated Emergency Department team on Christmas Eve.

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Harlow Council and Harlow Playhouse kindly donated festive treats for our dedicated Emergency Department team on Christmas Eve.

Councillor Clive Souter, chair of Harlow Council (pictured, second from right, with the Emergency Department team, and Sharon McNally, director of nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professionals, far right), visited with his wife Mrs Stephanie Souter, other members of the Harlow Council team, and Rory Davies from Harlow Playhouse(pictured, far left).

The gifts included sweet and savoury treats such as biscuits, crisps and fruit as a thank you for those who were working over the festive period.

The hampers were put together and funded by council staff. The Playhouse also collected items at the theatre.

Dawn Power, emergency department matron, said: "We were delighted to receive these lovely gifts for our teams over Christmas.

"We are very grateful to Harlow Council and Harlow Playhouse for thinking of us."

Clive Souter, chair of Harlow Council said: "The emergency department look after our residents all year round, and when many of us are resting over the Christmas and new year, our hospital staff keep going.

"The hampers are our way of saying thank you and hopefully brought some Christmas cheer to the hospital staff working over the holiday period."

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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.

In October 2019, the Government announced that we are to receive funding to rebuild a new hospital in Harlow for our patients, community and people. The details around the funding and the timeframe are currently being finalised and we are completing our full business case for the new hospital.

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