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A hospital chaplain is taking on a mega challenge in aid of his hospital - and is hoping people will come and support his mammoth effort at the Harvey Centre, Harlow, on Thursday 18 April. Revd Christian Okeke, chaplaincy team lead at The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust, will undertake a gruelling 10-hour endurance challenge in the town centre mall, so please come and cheer him on as he sweats it out.
Good foot care is a major factor in preventing complications from diabetes, and clinicians at The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) have been expanding their foot care clinics, both in the hospital and in the community. The service has contributed to a high satisfaction rating from diabetes patients at the hospital. During the week when the spotlight is on prevention of diabetes, foot care nurses and podiatrists have been urging patients to put their feet first.
Staff at the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) feel supported and valued by their managers and able to access development opportunities, a national staff survey shows.
The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has again been hailed as 'Baby Friendly' by global children's champion, Unicef (United Nation's Children's Fund), and now the maternity department's labour ward team have a plaque on display to prove it.
With the nationwide spotlight next month (April) on bowel cancer, as the fourth most common cancer in the UK today, people in Harlow are being urged to join The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) in beating bowel cancer together. Doctors and nurses at the Harlow hospital will be highlighting the topic in an effort to dispel the reluctance people have to talk about the subject; and the strong message is that 'early diagnosis means better prognosis'.
Staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (PAHT) who care for patients with severe abdominal pain are celebrating this week after learning they have won a place in the finals of the prestigious HSJ (Health Services Journal) Awards 2019 for their work.
From March 20, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) will carry blood supplies on board its helicopters and Rapid Response Vehicles (RRVs). This major development will provide a significant improvement in the care that can be provided to patients. Being able to give a pre-hospital transfusion at the scene of an incident could be a life-saving intervention for patients suffering significant bleeding and blood loss.
The Board of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has given its unanimous support to the proposed preferred way forward for a new hospital for local people.
Ten per cent of all patients admitted to hospital will experience delirium at some stage; this can increase to up to 40% in patients living with dementia and up to 80% of patients within an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). With World Delirium Awareness Day (13 March) approaching, staff at Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust are building on their recent success in promoting recognition of the condition by supporting the day with a range of activities.