It's been announced today that Essex PCC Roger Hirst will take on responsibility of the local fire and rescue service.
Essex Schoolboy Rushed To America For Treatment
An 8 year old from Essex has been rushed to hospital in America, as the brain tumor he suffers is so aggressive, UK doctors currently can't cure it.
Alex Field, from Collier Row, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in July 2010.
He's already had an operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital to remove 70% of the tumor.
He's also had to endure radiotherapy, several operations to insert a shunt into his brain to drain fluid and many intensive courses of chemotherapy.
On Wednesday 15th June the eight year old underwent another MRI scan, his tumour had grown significantly.
This meant he was rushed to America, along with his parents and sister, to meet with Consultants at the Chicago Children’s Memorial Hospital.
But treatment in America is expensive so his family are now trying to raise £300,000 to cover medical costs, they've raised over £160,000 so far.
A chief Essex medic has told Heart all local councils and CCGs are now coming together to tackle mental health.
Doctors and health care leaders today announced a new development in the options for future hospital services in mid and south Essex.
Residents are being urged to give their views on the Chelmsford City Growth Package.
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