NEARLY a quarter of women in Ealing are failing to regularly check their breasts for signs of cancer, according to a survey commissioned by a hospital.
The survey for The Clementine Churchill Hospital, based in Harrow, shows that 26 per cent of adult females, compared to 46 per cent of London women, do not regularly check their breasts for lumps.
NHS Ealing is launching a new Stop Smoking clinic at Ealing Central library on Saturday September 17.
A NEW unit specialising in minor injuries and illnesses designed to take the pressure off Ealing Hospital's overworked accident and emergency department has seen 5,000 people in its first month - but some patients fear it is not up to scratch.
The GP-led Urgent Care Centre (UCC) has treated 80 per cent of those turning up to A and E since the beginning of July.
Stickyboard.co.uk is a recent development in Ealing Community life. Started by two young brothers from Ealing Common, Stickyboard aims to give local people an online noticeboard to promote their groups, news and events. It provides a platform for sharing local information, but it ultimately hopes to help bring the borough together.
'The whole idea is to provide an online space where residents and communities could come together, share information and ultimately have more fun.' said Co-Founder James Sweetman.
Posting information is free for local residents and Community Groups. Local businesses are able to buy a space on the board with funds ploughed back into the running of the community side.
Tried and tested on the brothers' unwitting family and friends, posting things on the noticeboard is easy. Just visit www.stickyboard.co.uk, click the 'Join Us' button on the left, and select the appropriate option.
Stickyboard.co.uk is a social enterprise aimed at strengthening communities across London. For more information email email@example.com.
CAMPAIGNERS against the government's NHS reforms have handed in a petition to Ealing Central and Acton MP Angie Bray describing the plans as a disaster for the health service.
ARTISTS are brightening the waiting rooms of Ealing Hospital by donating their work for free.
MEADOW House Hospice's new Maria Brennan conservatory will be officially opened by Dame Christine Beasley, DBE, Chief Nursing Officer for England tomorrow (16)
The Â£500,000 project, with around half the money raised locally among organisations, business and individuals, includes new offices and counselling space, revamped visitors' room and information centre. The conservatory was named after the hospice's founder, first manager and major fund raising manager. Maria Brennan raised thousands of pounds for the hospice before retiring in 2007.
A Â£1.4million refit of Ealing hospital's maternity unit is being planned in a bid to attract more mums-to-be.
The proposals include: state-of-the-art high dependency unit (HDU) beds, its two wards being revamped, all it's 11 rooms becoming en-suite, a second birth pool, expanded birth centre with dedicated staff and new day assessment unit.
Four people managed to escape from a house in Ealing which was ablaze in the early hours on Tuesday morning.
Fire crews and around 30 firefighters were called to a two storey house on Mulgrave Road just before 2.30am.
Three days of free heart screenings for young people are being run at Waitrose in memory of local teenager Tom Clabburn, who died aged 14, from an undiagnosed heart condition.
Tom, who lived in Ealing, went to Little Ealing Primary and Drayton Manor High Schools and belonged to Questors Youth Theatre and Hanwell Town Youth FC. The first day of testing falls on what would have been Tom's 18th birthday.