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Vital work of Sussex’s community pharmacies highlighted

With winter on the way, the vital work of local community pharmacies across Sussex has been highlighted.

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Chris, Kirsty and baby Monty.

Hastings mum’s thanks to hospital staff for saving premature baby’s life

A new mum whose baby boy was born weighing just 1lb 9oz has spoken out in praise of the doctors, nurses and midwives who saved his life.

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Pioneering dementia service is finalist in national awards

A pioneering local service which helps people with dementia get the support they need and eases pressure on the NHS has been recognised in a national awards scheme.

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COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s tears over abusive remark to her disabled son

More than 1,000 people on Facebook have rallied behind a mum left distraught by a stranger’s hugely offensive comment about her disabled son.

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Ambulance trust to introduce new response standards

A new set of ambulance standards aimed at delivering the quickest response to the most serious 999 calls are set to be rolled out in Sussex from next week.

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NHS apology for ‘anxiety’ caused by surgery closure

The NHS team overseeing the changes at GP surgeries in Hastings has apologised to patients feeling ‘anxiety and confusion’ following the closure of Shankill Surgery.

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Patients invited to have a say on revamped NHS 111 hotline

Moves to transform a patient hotline, which has had some criticism from users in the past, have taken a huge leap forward.

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Dave and Dawn Robinault. Dawn was forced to wait seven hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip

COUNTY NEWS: Seven-hour ambulance wait for broken hip

A woman’s seven-hour wait for an ambulance after breaking her hip ‘seemed like an eternity’, her husband has said.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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Woodlands to open male and female wards in place of mixed unit

Two new wards – one for women and one for men – are opening at the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care.

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Campaigners for Hands Off the Conquest and Save The DGH outside the Royal British Legion, Little Common, in 2012.  Liz Walke, Stephen Lloyd MP, Cllr Mike Turner and Margaret Williams

Effects of cuts to maternity services revealed in survey

Almost half of East Sussex mothers who were transferred during labour ended up at the Conquest Hospital, a survey has found.

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MRI Scanner Appeal inches towards target thanks to ramblers

The Pier to Cooden Beach Challenge, organised by East Sussex Healthcare Charitable Trust, has raised more than £2,500 for the Conquest MRI Scanner Appeal.

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Parents are encouraged to ignore the fake news and make sure their children get the flu vaccine

‘Fake news’ warning to East Sussex parents over flu vaccine

Efforts to vaccinate children against flu are being hampered by myths being spread on social media, public health chiefs have warned.

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Wrong letters sent in Hastings surgery shake-up

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Babies' dummies recalled

Boots recall babies’ dummies due to safety issue

Boots have recalled a range of their Baby Airflow Soothers, due to a potential safety issue having been identified with the products.
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St John Ambulance is urging people to be first aid ready for this year's Bonfire Night

Around 1,000 people a year hurt by firework-related injuries, says first aid charity

Remember, remember first aid in November, is the advice of St John Ambulance this Bonfire season.

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Response time missed on half of most serious 999 ambulance calls

Sussex’s ambulance service missed its target on almost half of the most serious 999 calls last month.

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Rotarians administer polio vaccine to local residents at the Dr. Shankar Nath clinic and permanent polio immunization center in Mithipur, India. 20080423-24_IN

Rotarians fight for a polio-free world

Local Rotarians are among millions across the globe who spread the word about World Polio Day on Tuesday (October 24), raising awareness, funds and support to end polio.

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From broken bones to new beginnings

From broken bones to new beginnings

WHEN Tim Bennett was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis and was forced to give up work, he knew he needed something else to occupy his time.
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Local nurses star in new NHS recruitment video

Mental health nurses from across Hampshire and Sussex are starring in a new recruitment film for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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