Friday, February 17, 2017

People expecting to grill NHS chiefs over “secretive” plans to carve up Hackney’s healthcare were furious to discover they could only question one manager for five minutes – because she had to leave early.

Health inspectors have given a GP surgery six months to ensure patients are “safe from harm”, after finding the batteries on its defibrillator had run out of power and emergency medicines were out of stock.

Ex-England ace Sol Campbell dropped into a Stamford Hill community centre to serve up news of an award nod for its tennis programme.

A public meeting to discuss the future of the NHS in Hackney takes place at 6pm on Thursday.

Jennette Arnold joined in with a singing workshop for people with dementia, aimed to help them communicate, improve their mood and leave them feeling good about themselves.

An urgent fundraiser has been set up so a DJ paralysed by spinal cancer will have somewhere to live when he finishes chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Boys at an Orthodox Jewish “boarding school” may have been left without adequate toilets, fire safety measures and hot water for three months as authorities wrangle over who is responsible for regulating it.

Social care for over-50s in Hackney is costing an extra £4.7million a year – because of smoking.

A man who had a stroke while being screened for a sleep disorder at Homerton Hospital claims he was told he couldn’t see a doctor until the study finished – several hours later.

The world’s first vegan “chicken shop” has hatched in Morning Lane, and it’s taking the country by storm.

Pots, pans, screwdrivers, sugar: these are just some of the things that Landa George’s mother has wrongly accused neighbours, friends, and family of stealing over the last twenty years.

A woman who had suffered a potentially fatal stroke was told to go and see her GP the following day instead of being sent an ambulance to rush her to hospital – because her symptoms did not match the tick-list used by their call handlers.

Homerton’s A&E could be downgraded to an “urgent care centre” if the hospital loses its path lab, the local health watchdog has claimed.

St Joseph’s Hospice has come up trumps with a “good” rating from the care watchdog – a turnaround after last year’s “requires improvement” grade.

All Hackney women suffering domestic violence will be protected and given justice – that’s the message of a council campaign launched today.

Hackney’s social care funding has been hit by £42million cuts since 2010, new figures reveal.

A groundbreaking programme to prevent boys and young men from being sexually exploited has been rolled out in Hackney.

Expert Parkour traceur speaks about the benefits of an all year round activity that trains the mind as much as the body

A probe into two deaths at the Homerton Hospital has highlighted failures in nursing care at night.

The health of sex workers in Hackney is being made worse by the town hall’s backing for police enforcement tactics, a report claims.

A healthy eating initiative is looking to raise £16,000 so it can roll out its first batch of recipe kits on an overweight Haggerston estate.

Vital services like the sickle cell centre at Homerton Hospital could be at risk if its pathology lab is outsourced, it has been warned.

Cooking three courses for 40 people may sound like a daunting task to most, but for a group of brain injury survivors it’s like therapy.

In 2014 the Food Assembly launched its first UK group in Hackney Wick. Two years later, 5,500 people in the area have signed up to buy their shopping direct from producers. We found out more about the sensation.

Controversial road closures along the “cycle superhighway” route will be “trialled” from Monday.

A senior Hackney GP and union chief has slammed plans to plug a funding gap of £444m in north-east London’s health bill by 2021.

People living with Parkinson’s disease are being offered special dance classes to help them “celebrate the joys of moving”.

Critics have blasted secretive plans it is alleged could see the number of GPs in Hackney fall by a third in 10 years.

A woman has drawn on her own mental health experiences to write poetry which has been published in a book.

Thousands of people braved the downpours for a goold ol’ knees up at the Chatsworth Road Festival this weekend.

Olympic javelin gold medallist Tessa Sanderson has presented a state-of-the-art ultrasound scanner to the Homerton Sports Clinic for a project supporting injured athletes with the latest technology.

A man was hospitalised after a crash in Stamford Hill last night.

Hospital workers took to the street to protest against planned cuts that could see dozens of cleaners, security guards and catering staff lose their jobs.

An exasperated personal trainer is set to lodge his 11th formal complaint against Clissold Leisure Centre for “harassing” him while he works out.

Most people find the first day of a new job daunting – but for Tony Palluotto, starting work at Headway East London was especially hard.

Reports of children in care going missing across Hackney has risen by more than a third in a year, the Gazette can reveal.

Not many ex-gang members can say they taught “Lord of the Dance” Michael Flatley how to weight-lift, but gym owner Ian Dowe is a bit of a special case.

The woman celebrated at Hackney Council’s inaugural civic awards for her work helping expectant mothers says a Town Hall funding cut is “like a handshake with one hand and slapping you in the face with the other”.

A crowdfunded project is hoping to put fresh fruit and veg back on the menu with a travelling shop.

Catherine Bedford tells Emma Bartholomew about her trip from Hackney to to Papua New Guinea – somewhere she believes is the “hardest place to be a woman” in the world

An army of caterpillars which attacks oak trees in parks is sweeping across London and parts of the Home Counties, the Forestry Commission warns.

The City and Hackney Wellbeing Network will be offering free massages and yoga sessions – as well as pizza – in an effort to promote better health and wellbeing.

A doctor has warned increasing numbers of patients could be incorrectly diagnosed if Homerton Hospital outsources its award-winning pathology services.

Anyone who has endured the glares and ribbing that come with being stood in a pub holding a soft drink will be delighted to know someone out there has their back.

A Dementia Action Alliance has launched in Hackney to help improve the lives of people living with dementia and provide support to their families and carers.

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