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Job losses at patient transport service sub-contractor planned

Job losses at a sub-contractor working on Sussex’s patient transport service have been announced.

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‘Poorly led’ St Leonards blind care home in special measures

A ‘poorly led’ care home for the blind in St Leonards has been put in special measures after being told to improve by the health watchdog.

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Metal flakes found in Ben & Jerrys ice cream

Metal flakes found in Ben & Jerry’s ice cream

The makers of popular ice cream brand Ben & Jerry’s has recalled four batches of its product after pieces of metal were discovered in them.

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Casualty star Emily helps the hospice

Local actress, 13 year old Emily Carey, has kindly donated signed cast cards and rare Casualty memorabilia from the set to St Michael’s Hospice.

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Calls to strip Coperforma of Sussex patient transport service contract

Embattled patient transport service provider Coperforma should be stripped of its contract, one union has suggested.

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Charity appeals for specialists to help create therapeutic gardens

The Sara Lee Trust is seeking imaginative garden specialists to help create therapeutic gardens for its new Therapy Centre.

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Tooth decay ‘acceptable for children’ in South-East

Almost a quarter of parents in the South-East think that it is acceptable for a child to have experienced tooth decay before they have reached their teenage years.

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Volunteers donate life-saving defibrillator to town centre

A brand new public access defibrillator has been set up in Hastings town centre thanks to 1066 Country Community First Responders.

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Surgery deemed ‘good’ in all areas after inspection

Surgery deemed ‘good’ in all areas after inspection

A surgery in Hastings has received ‘good’ ratings across the board after an inspection by health officials.

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Friends of Conquest Hospital donate six-figure record sum

The Friends of the Conquest charity gave the hospital a record £260,000 to spend on vital new equipment, facilities and services for patients, their families and other visitors in 2015-2016.

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NHS remind people to stock up on medication

Doctors across Sussex are calling for people to check their medication and make sure you have enough of your repeat prescriptions to last over the August bank holiday weekend.

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Damning report is ‘shot in the arm’ that Brighton hospital needs

There is no quick fix for the ‘stark’ situation at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), but the damning CQC report which branded the hospital ‘inadequate’ should be ‘the shot in the arm’ needed to kick start improvements.

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How much sunshine can your skin stand?

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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‘Experiencing’ life with dementia at Hastings care home

Relatives of residents at a Hastings care home had the opportunity to experience what it is like to live with dementia.

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Hastings mum battling cancer is honoured in new book by close friend

A book has been dedicated to a mother-of-three, who has been battling cancer for almost a decade.

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Children’s comforter recalled due to choking fears

A range of Winnie the Pooh and Dumbo comforters have been recalled due to a choking hazard.

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Care charity appeals for new trustees to join up

Local charity the Association of Carers is looking for new trustees with a range of skills and experience.

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COUNTY NEWS: Girl awarded for saving her great-grandfather

An eight-year-old girl has been recognised for her brave actions in helping save her great-grandfather’s life when he collapsed at his East Sussex home.

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‘Experience’ dementia at Hastings Court

A care home in Hastings is offering relatives of its residents the chance to experience what it’s like to live with dementia.

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Health inequality projects in Hastings worth £1.2m approved

A raft of projects designed to tackle health inequality in Hastings worth £1.2m was signed off by the council on Monday (August 8).

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