North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 20 March 2018

Wood Street news

Whipps Cross Hospital team named midwives of the year 

18 Mar

Midwives at Whipps Cross Hospital have been named as the best maternity team in the country at a prestigious award ceremony.

Patients at this hospital can now Skype their doctor instead of attending an appointment 

14 Mar

Patients at Whipps Cross Hospital will be given the choice to speak with their doctor over Skype, after a pilot scheme cut the number of missed appointments by more than half.

LETTER: No beds for new hospital? 

3 Mar

It is welcomed that Whipps Cross Hospital is being redeveloped, however, no extra beds for emergency admissions have been promised for the new building.

More emergency patients seen within target time at Whipps despite NHS winter crisis 

8 Feb

More patients were treated at Whipps Cross Hospital’s A&E department within the national four-hour target in January than this time last year, despite huge winter strains on the NHS.

Whipps cancels non-urgent appointments due to ‘sustained’ winter pressure 

3 Jan

Whipps Cross Hospital has cancelled a number of non-urgent outpatient appointments due to “sustained pressure” over the Christmas period.

Police warn public not to approach ‘extremely ill’ man who disappeared from hospital 

12 Dec

Police are searching for an "extremely ill" man who disappeared from Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone at noon on Monday (December 11).

Duchess of York meets cancer patients and staff at hospital’s centenary celebrations 

21 Nov

One hundred years after King George V and Queen Mary visited Whipps Cross Hospital to officially name it, staff celebrated the milestone with another Royal visit.

Whipps secures £6.8m grant for new maternity and women’s units 

13 Nov

Work is set to begin next year on a £6.8 million project to improve care for women and babies at Whipps Cross Hospital.

New dementia wards open at Whipps Cross after £500k overhaul 

24 Oct

Dementia wards at Whipps Cross have been overhauled to make them safer for patients in a £500,000 project.

Winners of photography competition set to go on show at hospital 

10 Oct

Winners of a competition for budding photographers will see their work go on display on the walls of Whipps Cross Hospital next month.

Troubled hospital sees rating improve after fresh inspection 

12 Sep

Troubled Whipps Cross Hospital has seen its rating upgraded after signs of improvement were noted in a recent inspection.

Comedians win top award for TV pilot set in Highams Park 

31 Aug

Two comedians have picked up a prestigious award for their TV show pilot set in Highams Park.

Think your photography can get the nod from David Bailey? Now’s your chance to prove it 

11 Aug

Legendary photographer and local hero David Bailey is judging a competition showing the community’s love for Whipps Cross Hospital.

Council leader: ‘Show your love for Whipps Cross’ 

7 Aug

THE COUNCIL leader wants you to show your love for Whipps Cross Hospital.

HOSPITAL HEROES: Nominate amazing staff who go above and beyond for an award 

24 Jun

The Guardian Series is working with Whipps Cross Hospital to celebrate the heroic staff who go above and beyond to care for us.

Then and now: Does it look different in black and white? 

10 Jun

Then and Now: Forest Road in Walthamstow looking towards Wood Street with Kingsley Road on left.

Gang due in court accused of illegal cock-fighting 

8 Jun

TWO MEN from Ilford and another from Highams Park are due in court today charged with illegal cock-fighting.

Armed police storm offices in search of gunman – but it was a ‘hoax call’ 

7 Jun

Armed police were scrambled to a possible hostage situation in Highams Park - only to find out it was a "hoax call".

Blood test patients still turned away fortnight after cyber-attack 

30 May

Blood test patients were still being turned away from Whipps Cross almost a fortnight after the hospital was hit by a cyber-attack.

Cyber attack latest: Whipps Cross still facing IT problems 

15 May

Whipps Cross Hospital is still facing IT disruption after Friday’s global cyber-attack as non-emergency patients are told to go elsewhere.

Whipps Cross Hospital hit by major cyber-attack 

13 May

A CYBER-ATTACK at Whipps Cross has forced the hospital to cancel appointments and divert ambulances.

LETTER: ‘Obesity service at new Whipps Cross should be on bottom floor to avoid wear and tear on lifts’ 

13 May

I just had to write after reading the news about the plans for the Whipps Cross hospital site.

Government hand £600k to hospital to beat winter pressure at busy A&E 

25 Apr

Whipps Cross Hospital has been awarded more than £600,000 in funding to combat pressure on its A&E department this winter.

Then and now: Whipps Cross Corner 

22 Apr

IT might look a bit more mystical in sepia tones, but Whipps Cross corner has stayed largely the same.

‘We have improved significantly’ says hospital in special measures 

20 Apr

Bosses insist improvement of care at Whipps Cross has been “significant”, despite the fact the hospital remains in special measures.

Think you can take a better photo of Highams Park lake? 

20 Apr

BUDDING photographers are being challenged to capture a popular beauty spot.

Hundreds of homes on cards as trust looks to rebuild ‘ageing’ hospital 

19 Apr

Healthcare bosses are drawing up radical plans to transform the Whipps Cross Hospital site, including space for “hundreds” of homes and new leisure facilities.

Trust calls for £500m redevelopment of failing hospital 

27 Feb

Troubled Whipps Cross Hospital could undergo a £500 million redevelopment under new plans.

Cancer op on misdiagnosed pensioner caused his death, coroner rules 

27 Jan

A pensioner who was misdiagnosed at Whipps Cross Hospital was killed by unnecessary surgery, an inquest has ruled.

Mum left with permanent nerve damage after botched tooth op 

9 Jan

A mum has been awarded £15,000 compensation after a botched tooth removal at Whipps Cross Hospital left her with permanent nerve damage.

Health watchdog slams ‘inadequate’ hospital in new report 

15 Dec

A healthcare watchdog has issued another damning report into Whipps Cross Hospital after inspectors saw dying patients left in “visible pain”.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Dog barking, 16th March 

16 Mar

Dog barking constantly every afternoon for hours Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 236 Wood Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

Marlowe Road – the Coop and the Navy Lark 

9 Mar

Here is an interesting tale.

Lake of Stars Event Tomorrow 10/3 

9 Mar

The Lake of Stars are holding their events in Hoe Street Wood Street tomorrow.

Lake of Stars Event 10th March 18 

4 Mar

Wood Street First are working along with the Lake of Stars Charity event in Wood Street on Saturday 10th March 2018.

Success for Waltham Forest 

28 Feb

YES!  They’ve done it!! Waltham Forest has won a £1.35 million competition to be named the first Borough of Culture  M ayor of London,  Sadiq Khan, said the council’s bid — one of 22 received — was “ambitious in scale and placed local ...

Wood Street Library 

17 Feb

Apparently Countryside will no longer be providing space in the Marlowe Road development for a new library as the council has decided to keep the existing one because of pressure from the public!! Do I detect an election in the offing!! Wood Street ...

Have a sizzling Saturday & Sunday this weekend!! 

16 Feb

Wood Street First will be selling “the Bunnings Sizzlers” at the Bunnings Barbecue gazebo this weekend, Saturday Sunday 17th 18th Feb 2018.

The manhole is making a loud noise every time a driver goes over it. As there is high traffic on this road, this noise happens day and night. Pls fix this, 15th February 

15 Feb

This is by the pedestrian crossing on whipps cross rd, near green man roundabout.

Lake of Stars Event in Wood St 

12 Feb

The Lake of Stars Charity is hosting an event along Wood St Hoe St on Saturday 10th March 2018.

Pothole, 30th January 

30 Jan

Dip in road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 175 Wood Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

Fund Raising for Replacement Equipment 

16 Jan

Wood Street First had some of our equipment stolen from a break-in to one of our storage areas.

PL8 4U-ALSUFFA Fund Raising 

11 Jan

PL8 4U – ALSUFFA are holding a fund raising event at Walthamstow Assembly Hall on 7th February 2018.

Urgent Request – Stolen Paperwork 

9 Jan

A resident in Turner Road had their black Mercedes broken into on Sunday Night (7/1) / Monday Morning (8/1).

Mini Holland – Wood Street Junction 

3 Jan

Mini Holland Work started last year on the junction of Wood Street and Lea Bridge Road only a few years after the junction had been altered, when for a time, one lane was removed, but it was re-instated once residents complained about the tail backs ...

Mini Holland – Whipps Cross Roundabout 

3 Jan

Mini Holland Whipps Cross - Forest buffer land being destroyed and now it is not possible to cross from the Forest to Upper Walthamstow via Foresters Drive.

New Year’s Day Walk 2018 

1 Jan

Whipps Cross Leytonstone Up through the backstreets of Upper Leytonstone emerging on Whipps Cross Road.

Wood St First Volunteer Awards 2017 

26 Dec

Wood St First held a volunteer recognition awards ceremony Wood Street First would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Wealthy 2018.

Walthamstow Hub Table Top Sale 

26 Dec

There’s a table top sale at the Walthamstow Hub on Sat 6th January 2018.

Well Done to PL84U AL-SUFFA 

18 Dec

PL84U AL-SUFFA  runs charity projects within the Wood Street Ward and has won £500 towards providing hot meals to their guests in an indoor environment.

Update Pictures 

15 Dec

Aldi in Lea Bridge Road Formerly BQ Whipps Cross Roundabout being Mini Hollandised (wrecked!) Before ...

Christmas Market & Circus Pictures 

14 Dec

At last we have images from our Event we held in association with Woodside Primary Academy on Sat 9th December 2017.

Christmas Circus Tickets – Dec 2017 

22 Nov

Tickets for the Circus performances are now available to purchase online.

Christmas Event 2017 – more details 

13 Nov

Please click on the link for more details.

Waltham Forest Bid for Culture Borough 

6 Nov

Please click on the link below to register your vote  http://www.

Missing bricks from flower beds on Wadham Bridge, 30th October 

30 Oct


Battered caravan and vans parked, 10th October 

10 Oct

Battered caravan and vans parked for months.

West Ham CLP Events & Campaign Grid (29/9/17) 

30 Sep

Campaign Events Grid Saturday 30/9/17 11am Royal Oak, Hale End Road IG8 9LN, Canvass, Alan Griffiths lead, West Ham CLP Secretary, Chingford Marginal ( It’s a Labour National Campaign Day!) Saturday 30.9.17 11-2pm Bobby Moore Statue, Central Park Rd...

Travellers in Wood Street 

19 Sep

About a week or so ago Travellers moved into the old Dairy site in Wood Street.

Planning Update 

19 Sep

Strettons - have they moved? Town Centre A curious sign appeared in the Town Centre indicating that the Mall was a listed building! It appears to be a mistake as the planning department says the correct one will appear tomorrow (Wednesday) so look ...

Telegraph pole, 19th September 

19 Sep

A wire has broken on the telegraph pole and is stretched across whole road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 207 Wood Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

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