Father dies from asbestos exposure

Fifty years ago asbestos was commonly used by construction companies in Essex and across England, and the damaging effects of exposure to that material are still being seen today. Two building companies have paid out over £120,000 to the family of a builder who died in April 2013, at the age of 84,....

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Audit shows many hospital patients are sent home too early

Essex residents may be interested to learn about some of the findings from a recent audit of hospital patient care. According to statistics from health authorities and trusts, there is a growing problem of patients being discharged from the hospital too early. Often, these discharged patients are ....

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Colchester Hospital worst in England for ‘never’ incidents

Residents in Harlow may be shocked to hear that Colchester Hospital Trust was rated the worst in England for 'never' incidents over the past year. The Trust runs Essex County Hospital and Colchester General Hospital. A representative for the Trust defended the 'no blame' policy within the organisati....

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Over 4.8 million toys recalled in 2014 in the U.S. and Canada

Parents in Harlow may be aware that some toys can be hazardous for their children. The U.S.-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, a consumer group, has claimed that the product recalls of at least seventeen toys in the U.S. and Canada affected over 4.8 million individual units. W.A.T.C.H. held a....

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Does it matter who is responsible for diffuse mesothelioma?

When most people think of workplace accidents, the first thing they think of is a fall, a car accident, or an incident with heavy machinery. It's very important to remember that not all accidents are this dramatic, and small mistakes could lead to even more drastic health complications over time. ....

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