Havering and the Coronavirus pandemic: the story so far

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Summary of report content

This report examines the course of the Covid-19 pandemic in Havering in North East London, through analysis of data from the ONS, Local Government Association, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust, and the London Borough of Havering.

This report discusses the mortality due to Covid-19, and spread of infection in Havering, both over time and as compared to other parts of England.  It also covers the experiences of patients in hospital in Havering, vaccination rates, and the impact of the pandemic on the public.

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Report title 
Havering and the Coronavirus pandemic: the story so far
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Havering
Date of publication 
Thursday, 26 August, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Sunday, 1 March, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Saturday, 31 July, 2021
Key themes 
Cleanliness hygiene and infection control
Continuity of care
Digitalisation of services
Health inequalities
Health promotion
Health protection
Holistic support
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Service closure
Service delivery organisation and staffing

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Diagnostic and/or screening service - single handed sessional providers
GP practice
Secondary care services 
Acute services without overnight beds / listed acute services with or without overnight beds
Inpatient care

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.