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Sir John Gieve has been appointed as the new chair for the Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

A rough sleeper being treated in hospital faces the stark choice of returning to a ‘building site’ B&B - or discharge to the streets.

Health chiefs have moved to address a multimillion pound overspend at Homerton Hospital.

It may sound like something out of a bad sci-fi film, or 1999, but computer systems at Homerton Hospital actually did go down on Saturday night because of the clocks going back.

Hackney Council has defended its homeless services in the wake of a damning report by a health watchdog.

Public confidence in the Police Complaints Authority and then the Independent Police Complaints Commission was undermined by their lack of resources to employ enough people, of whom too many were ex-policemen with inevitable loyalty to their former colleagues, write Mary Pimm and Nik Wood, Gore Road, Hackney.

Homerton Hospital’s maternity service has been rated “Good” by health inspectors – after years in the spotlight due to a string of deaths.

The stillness of an early morning on the weekend – before the cars have begun to disturb the peace up the A1, but after the last freight trains have barged their way through the Dalston night; the last fox slinking behind the shed and the first gulls barking awake amid the chimneypots, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

Dancing drag queens – and kings – joined council staff and community groups at the Pride parade to show there truly is a rainbow around Hackney.

I was astonished to see TfL’s reference to “consultation” in respect of the 277 route change. (“No reversal of 277 bus decision – TfL”, Gazette, writes Geraint Davies, Parkholme Road, Hackney.

Chelsea Clinton and local poet Jan Nobles appear at this year’s Stoke Newington Literary Festival

The teenager who attacked six moped riders across Hackney, Islington and Stratford in 70 minutes with a powerful corrosive has been jailed for more than a decade.

A day to inspire young women to “press for progress” in the struggle for gender equality, saw over 80 schoolgirls meeting 26 successful professionals - whose careers ranged from footballer to fire fighter to A&E doctor.

A superhuman chunk of community spirit resulted in hundreds of Hackney teenagers seeing a Hollywood blockbuster for free.

‘Sepsis Maggie’ tells Emma Bartholomew why has dedicated her career to fighting the disease, and how she has shaken things up at the Homerton since she started working there in October

Homerton Hospital consultant dermatologist Sharon Wong tells the Gazette about hair loss and her work with Hackney’s black communities.

The A&E at Homerton Hospital is faring well in the ‘winter crisis’, with waiting time figures making it the best performing in London.

Arthur Woodham, the legendary proprietor of Arthur’s Café in Dalston, has died aged 91.

A total smoking ban on Homerton Hospital’s premises will come into force in the New Year.

The National League club dropped in at two hospitals to lift the spirits of patients and staff by bringing some early Christmas gifts

A London black cab co-operative is offering free rides to Homerton Hospital over Christmas, to support families with loved ones who are ill.

The best family entertainment across north and east London this Christmas

Potter and BBC Great Pottery Thrown Down judge Kate Malone is inviting the public into her De Beauvoir studio this weekend – for the last time before she moves out. The Gazette finds out about the three decades she has spent living and working there.

Emma Bartholomew speaks to dancing doctor Samson Kendall who has raised over £190,000 for WaterAid through his organisation 4Water

Summer has left Hackney. Like the end of a party it’s loitering on the doorstep, unwilling to bid goodbye - but it’s over, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.

I applaud Homerton Hospital for its efforts to protect staff and patients from smoke both on and off the premises.

Homerton Hospital is planning a total smoking ban on its premises – and in patients’ homes – by the end of the year.

The family of a talented artist who died of heart disease while heavily pregnant have asked why she wasn’t questioned by health workers about her swollen legs – which can be a symptom of heart failure.

A prisoner caught on CCTV escaping from Homerton Hospital in his socks as a policeman and medic chased him has been jailed.

CCTV has been released of the moment a prisoner made his escape from Homerton Hospital in his socks, being chased by a medic and the police officer who was supposed to be guarding him.

A jeweller feared he would lose the sight in his eye when a gang of thugs raided his Dalston stall, attacking him with a mirror and punching him in the head.

Ronke Ikharia decided she wanted to be a doctor when she was 12 – because of an episode of ER.

A fundraising variety performance was held to raise funds for the Fiorentini Children’s Performance Troupe which needs £7,000 to keep going after funding cuts.

A proposal to scrap Hackney’s out-of-hours GP service in favour of the 111 phone line could increase pressure on Homerton’s A&E department, critics have warned.

A newlywed plunged to her death from the third-floor balcony of her home only hours after doctors considered it safe for her to leave the Homerton Hospital.

London’s so-called “night Czar” met medics at Homerton Hospital and fire fighters at Shoreditch Fire Station on her first ever “night surgery” in Hackney.

The Gazette meets Mandy Stevens, who has seen mental health provision as a clinical nurse, hospital director, and now a patient



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