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State of the art medical unit opens at Hillingdon Hospital

The opening of the 46-bed facility marks the completion of the first phase of a £12.3million project.

Sick children at St Mary's Hospital treated to presents and a visit from Father Christmas

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Presents donated by Westminster businesses and residents mean sick children in St Mary's Hospitals, Paddington, can have some joy this Christmas, writes Selina Sykes

People asked to think twice before heading for A&E this winter

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“Pharmacies are open every day across the borough and the NHS 111 phone line is open 24/7 as a first port of call for advice."

NHS trust says children's mental health services in Hillingdon are under-resourced

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Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) has welcomed the idea of launching a 'task and finish' group to address problems.

Hospitals' inspector's damning report for NHS trust which closed Hammersmith A&E

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The trust which runs Charing Cross, St Mary's, Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospitals has been told it requires improvement, with outpatients and St Mary's A&E branded inadequate

Uxbridge lad all smiles after winning Christmas card design competition at Hillingdon Hospital

Ten-year-old Ellis Hayes' snowman design has now been sent to 400 hospital staff, including top brass.

Awards for top staff at West Middlesex Hospital

MPs and Hounslow mayor handed out prizes to eight winners at last Friday's annual awards ceremony

Temporary car park to ease queuing chaos at Hillingdon Hospital

Planning officials have granted permission for the 89-space car park to be built.

New £21million A&E open at Northwick Park Hospital

The opening of the A&E was hit by three delays in the past few months

A&E closures branded 'reckless' in light of steep rise in emergency ambulance call outs

During the first week of December London Ambulance had the busiest ever week in Ealing for Category A incidents; patients in a serious and life-threatening condition.


Hillingdon's mental health services FAILING young people, damning report finds

Clinicians told the report's authors services in the borough were at 'breaking point'.

Rod Abouharb: Our NHS needs more than sticking plasters

Dr Rod Abouharb, Labour's parliamentary candidate for Kensington, argues that the Chancellor's £2billion for the NHS is a sticking plaster not a solution.

Uxbridge woman collecting toys for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital

The Drop-in Toy Campaign asks those shopping for a child this Christmas to buy one extra toy and donate it to the hospital

£100,000 west London Health Commission 'waste of tax payers money'

Labour politicians however believe an independent expert investigation into the NHS is vital in light of recent closures.

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West Middlesex Hospital misses A&E target for two weeks running

Nearly eight per cent of patients had to wait more than four hours in the hospital's emergency ward last week, and there were long waits in the rest of the country too

Paramedics in Hounslow record their busiest ever week

London Ambulance Service says it has had to look to Australia for new paramedics such is the growing demand from patients in the capital

Ambulance service has FIFTH busiest week EVER in Hillingdon for serious emergencies

Yet still people are dialling 999 for reasons including a cat with a broken leg and a man with a tissue stuck in his ear.

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George Osborne's Autumn Statement tax break welcomed by Hillingdon's hospices

Hospices will be able to claim a refund on the VAT they pay - which Harlington Hospice chief officer Steve Curry said will make "a tremendous difference"

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Hammersmith and Fulham schoolgirls in top 10 worst areas for cervical cancer vaccine

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The number of girls in the borough aged 12-13 having the optional HPV vaccine is considerably lower than the English average

NHS trusts in firing line of A&E closure inquiry 'welcome scrutiny'

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Hospital trusts who have closed down west London A&Es have said they welcome constructive input in reaction to four council's launching an inquiry

Hospital chief responsible for A&E closure pulls out of £120,000 taxpayer funded US study tour

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Dr Tracey Batten pulled out of the trip at the last minute after campaigners expressed their outrage at using taxpayer's money to go on the American trip

Four councils launch inquiry into west London A&E closures with Stephen Lawrence's barrister

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Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing, Hounslow and Brent Councils are launching an independent commission into the effects of Hammersmith and Central Middlesex A&Es closing in September

Steve Pound MP: Health Service in Ealing is shrinking before our eyes

Labour MP for Ealing North, Steve Pound, talks Christmas and the local NHS in his latest getwestlondon column.

Ealing patients now have GP access seven days a week

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Practices are now taking turns to provide cover on Saturdays and Sundays

Parents urged to get toddlers vaccinated against seasonal flu

Children are the main source of transmission of seasonal flu, according to the Department of Health, but not enough are getting the free vaccine against it

CEO of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital steps down a month after poor report

The hospital's governing body will not comment on whether Tony Bell's departure is to do with a care report saying the hospital requires improvement

The proposal treatment and assessment unit will provide more beds to help address 'under-capacity' at Northwick Park Hospital, where only 68 per cent of patients are seen within the four-hour target updated

Proposed treatment and assessment centre will 'relieve pressure' at Northwick Park Hospital

Treatment and assessment unit will provide more beds to help address 'under-capacity' at Northwick Park Hospital, where only 68 per cent of patients are seen within the four-hour target

Inquiry launched into 'long waiting times' at Northwick Park Hospital following London A&E closures

One in four patients have had to wait more than four hours for treatment since the closures of neighbouring units nine weeks ago.

Pimlico parents in race against time to raise £100k for toddler's life-saving cancer treatment

Chloe Balloqui, three, has come to the end of treatment the NHS can provide and has until January 10, 2015 to get on a £100,000 drug trial in America

Vince Cable: We were right to enter the coalition

The Secretary of State for Business spoke at a Liberal Democrats dinner in Ealing

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