In the London borough of Barking and Dagenham there are over 40 surgeries that operate 5 days a week; alongside the availability of 3 advice surgeries for residents within the borough and in the neighbouring borough of Havering.

However, health care is becoming a growing issue across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge [BHR]. Local Labour MP Jon Cruddas has recently spoken out about the cuts and reduction of services locally, highlighting that it is “becoming ever more difficult for residents to access good quality health care” in the local area.

Jon Cruddas MP visits new birthing unit at Queens Hospital

Russel Duffield is a young local boy that was born with Cerebral-Palsy which means that he is unable to walk and is in a wheelchair. His family and friends are currently attempting to raise enough money in order to send him to America for an operation that may enable him to walk and improve his quality of life. Before he is able to have the operation he must go through a lot of Physiotherapy in order to prepare his body.