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As temperatures dip and the risk of winter illness rises, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) in Harlow is stepping up its flu campaign and urging Harlow residents to get ready for winter. Every year, the trust vaccinates staff as the best means of preventing the spread of flu within its hospitals. But this year it is also offering the vaccine to eligible patients coming for appointments at its hospitals - for the first time, people aged under 65 attending outpatient departments, who are in the risk groups, can get their free jab on the spot.
Parents came together on social media recently to share stories of premature births on World Prematurity Day, and there were many stories from grateful mums and dads for the care they had received at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow.
Older patients and residents were at the heart of celebrations at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust recently when the Lord Lieutenant of Essex was a guest of honour to mark Older People's Day.
The cold weather heightens risks of illness, but for some people winter poses more dangers than most. People with respiratory diseases can be more prone to complications from flu and other winter ailments - but now clinicians at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, have an app specifically for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - a major respiratory illness.
Specially trained health workers, Agents for Nutrition and Tissue Viability (ANTs) have helped to change a key aspect of hospital care, which has put the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust among top trusts for reducing pressure ulcers (bed sores) for patients staying at the hospital.
Harlow's Princess Alexandra Hospital will be taking pride of place in a heartening documentary starring Emma Willis and featuring its busy maternity unit. The first of the six-part series, from Firecracker Films, called Emma Willis: Delivering Babies will air on the W channel this Monday, 22 October, at 10pm.
A much-needed support service for parents who have experienced the loss of a baby, has come to the Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) in Harlow. Petals, the baby loss counselling charity, is opening a new branch of its service at the hospital today.
An artwork which was inspired by a view from a ward and which celebrates the wonderful care provided at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) in Harlow, will form a lasting image to welcome patients, visitors and staff.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust sets out aspirations for transformed health service at AGM
Ambitious plans to transform healthcare and progress towards a new hospital for the people of Harlow, west Essex and east Hertfordshire, were the central theme of the Annual General Meeting of the Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) held on Tuesday 25 September.
Princess Alexandra Hospital biomedical scientist who nearly died from sepsis designs innovative hospital kit to save lives
"I nearly lost my life with my first episode of sepsis since it took me too long before seeking help." Eva Nkansah describes the shock of her sepsis diagnosis, shortly after she had had her first baby. Eva had a second episode, but by then she knew the symptoms and didn't delay. She went straight to her GP and was treated immediately with antibiotics.