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A good care home around Elstree

After much thought I have decided to look for a different care home for my father although i know the change will be difficult for him. Can anyone recommend a good home in the Elstree area.

1224 views CarerPenny, Herts - Wed, 21 Sep 2016


"Diabulimia" - what is it and is it harmful?

I have to make young people aware of the dangers of reducing your insulin dose for weight loss. This can potentially leave your diabetes out of control and may lead to a ketoacidotic episode which can mean being admitted to hospital. I have posted a good link about this and the hazards associated with it. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Living_with_diabetes/Diabulimia/

1310 views milan, North London - Fri, 9 Sep 2016


A week's break from caring for my father

I care for my elderly father who has dementia. He doesn't need much help usually although he needs to be watched over as he wanders and leaves the gas cooker on. I want to go away for a week - does anyone know whether the NHS or social services will arrange his care while i go away?

1275 views CarerPenny, Herts - Sat, 30 Jul 2016



If anyone is looking for a relaxing way of spending a summer’s afternoon you might want to think about going PYO for fresh fruit at any of these places which I like: Cammas hall Farm , Hatfield Broad Oak, CM22 7JT Graveley strawberries, Graveley, SG4 7EH Hawks wick fruit Harpenden Road, St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 6JG If you have any good ideas on how to make good fruit dishes and drinks please share with us here.

1316 views Janet, United Kingdom - Fri, 1 Jul 2016


We deserve a post-Brexit new hospital in West Herts! Please post/share if you agree

We desperately need a new hospital in West Herts - after the closure of A&E in Hemel people are forced to travel to Watford which is struggling terribly. The Leave campaign told us that voting out would free up £350m per week to spend on the NHS. Now that the decision has been made, it's time they put their money where their mouth is. Please post your support in this discussion group if you agree and share with your friends. Herts Valley CCG are apparently a member of this group and will...

2 replies , 1856 views Fiona81, Herts Valley - Wed, 29 Jun 2016


Brexit and the NHS

For various reasons my family rely on the NHS quite a lot. I can't help thinking that the vote to leave will mean that in 5 years time we won't have an NHS as we know it. What do people think?

1292 views Richard38, Herts Valley - Mon, 27 Jun 2016


Have you seen a lovely doctor, nurse or health professional in Hertfordshire recently?

Spread the love and name the health professional that gave you or your family a good care experience on this thread. They can be a ward nurse, district nurse, GP, hospital doctor or any clinician, NHS or private. HealthFriends will pass your compliment to the professional concerned who will value your positive feedback.

1 reply , 1738 views hf-editors, Thu, 23 Jun 2016



Welcome to the Herts Valley community forum! Here you can chat with your neighbours about anything and everything; from local services and facilities to events, shops and restaurants. It’s a great place to make friends and discover new things about your local area.

3 replies , 1827 views hf-editors, Wed, 8 Jun 2016

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