Thursday, July 9, 2020

Moorfields has enabled 80 per cent of its A&E patients to access the treatment they need through an online consultation since the coronavirus outbreak, without having to travel to the Old Street eye hospital.

Leona Lewis sourced pictures of hospital staff from the Whittington, where she was born, and Homerton, where she grew up, for her cover version of ‘Angels’, which she has released to raise money for the NHS in its battle against coronavirus.

Playgrounds in Islington will start to reopen today (July 9) in the borough following the Covid-19 lockdown.

A report has found 98 per cent of referrals to the government’s Prevent initiative from the Camden and Islington NHS trust did not lead to action on radicalisation.

The number of Islington residents claiming Universal Credit skyrocketed by 110 per cent in two months of coronavirus lockdown.

Islington has the lowest cumulative rate per 100,000 people of coronavirus cases in London.

More than 10,000 people have sought help from a coronavirus helpline in Islington.

A junior doctor at the Whittington Hospital became the face of a campaign for this year’s World Refugee Day.

NHS workers at the Whittington Hospital have brightened up the wards by painting colourful new rainbow murals on the hallways.

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The leader of Islington Council only knows of two people from the borough who have gone through the government’s test and trace system – and claims it’s sending the local authority “c*** data”.

Islington Council has backed Unison’s calls for care workers to be guaranteed full pay for “sickness and isolation” – but says central government must foot the tab.

An elderly woman who was in a critical condition after an alleged “domestic incident” is now stable and her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Politicians got stuck in volunteering at an Islington food bank amid the coronavirus crisis.

A man beat Covid-19 and the odds after his life-support machine was nearly switched off three times while he was in an induced coma – and then his girlfriend of 30 years proposed to him.

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An Archway woman donned in homemade scrubs including an Ikea bag and a shower cap is using the weekly clap for carers to demand improved PPE for health workers.

Islington Council has “strongly advised” schools against “rushing” to reopen to more pupils to “hit arbitrary deadlines set by ministers” as the coronavirus lockdown is gradually eased.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists painted “pop-up” cycle lanes around Islington during a weekend of socially distanced protests.

Obesity levels in Islington could be exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic, research suggests.

Solace Women’s Aid has secured 70 new units where woman and children fleeing domestic abuse during the coronavirus crisis can take refuge.

The leader of Islington Council says gradual improvements to the government’s Covid-19 testing regime are “too little, too late”.

A security guard at Holloway Road Waitrose says he isn’t surprised men with his occupation have the highest rate of Covid-19 deaths – not least because shoplifters threaten to spit on him.

Hospital admissions linked to obesity have skyrocketed across North London, new figures suggest.

Volunteers helping Islington residents during the coronavirus pandemic aim to continue their efforts in a post-Covid world.

At least two survivors of historic abuse in Islington’s children’s homes have died during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Officers behind the rapid transformation of the Sobell Centre into a hub where food aid parcels are being received and distributed from have been thanked for their “trojan efforts”.

Hundreds of stitchers from north and east London have put their needles to work sewing scrubs for NHS hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic.

A homeless outreach group has taken its coronavirus support international by buying aid parcels for people in remote parts of India living in extreme poverty.

Families from Finsbury Park ran an 85-lap relay race covering the marathon distance of 26.2 miles to raise money for the NHS on Sunday.

Older people being supported by an Islington charity during the coronavirus lockdown have shared their stories and thanked the heroic volunteers for their work.

A Highgate doctor took to the streets to run a full marathon for the bereaved families of NHS workers who have died from coronavirus.

The number of Covid-19 patients admitted to the Whittington Hospital peaked a month ago, newly released figures show.

A nurse fighting coronavirus had the bike she uses to get to work stolen while she popped into Waitrose in Holloway Road after her shift.

A minute’s silence was held outside the Whittington Hospital on Tuesday to commemorate all the frontline workers who have died with Covid-19.

A North London charity has already racked up £12,000 in a matched crowdfunding campaign to support older people particularly impacted by the coronavirus lockdown.

A therapy radiographer from Archway has advised cancer patients to continue seeking urgent and essential treatment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The chairman of Finsbury Park Mosque has urged Muslims to observe social distancing rules over their holy month of Ramadan.

Many LGBTQI+ homeless people are “very unsafe” and turning to “survival sex” during the Covid-19 lockdown, warns a charity chief.

The first coronavirus patient to be discharged from Homerton Hospital after leaving intensive care has thanked NHS staff for saving her life and says she cannot wait to see her family.

Islington and Camden’s cemeteries are to reopen with social distancing measures following a council U-turn.

The leader of Islington Council says extra government funding announced on Friday will “keep the wolf from the door” and protect key services, for now.

For Sandi Phillips, helping the community doesn’t stop with her day job working in one of NHS central bookings offices.

Jeremy Corbyn and the campaign group he co-founded to protect the Whittington Hospital have a special message they want you to display during the “clap for carers” next Thursday.

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