Mental health organisations, including the county council, have revealed what key priorities they promise to focus on following a national review into children and young people’s mental health services.
We have the opportunity now to prevent children and young people experiencing poor mental health and self-harming in the future, says the chief executive of a family support charity who is asking for readers’ support in changing Government policy.
Our region’s ambulance service will use vehicles from private firms to help meet demand, following a risk summit triggered by concerns that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays over Christmas and New Year.
Claims that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays from the region’s ambulance service over Christmas and New Year are being investigated, including one person who froze to death.
The vascular surgery team at the East and North Herts NHS Trust has received national recognition for being the second fastest in the country for unblocking carotid arteries – a procedure which must be done quickly to reduce the risk of further strokes in patients.
Most planned operations and appointments are going ahead at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital and Welwyn Garden City’s QEII despite advice from NHS England to postpone them in order to ease winter pressures.
The global cyber attack earlier this year which crippled the NHS cost the East and North Herts NHS Trust £700,000, with a national investigation concluding that the attack “could have been prevented by the NHS following basic IT security”.