Sussex runners take part in London Marathon

Runners from all over Sussex completed the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (April 22), raising money for a number of good causes.

Jess Hales (second right), Jane Bedford-Clark (far right) and some of the midwifery team. SUS-180424-100823001

Bereaved mum’s donation to hospital room refurbishment

A woman who sadly lost her baby daughter has raised more than £4,000 for the Maternity Bereavement Room at Conquest Hospital.

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Sussex mental health trust had 262 serious incidents last year

The mental health trust for Sussex has defended the high number of serious incidents it recorded last year.

Left to right, receptionists Wendy Brown and Sue Hollis with practice nurse Linda Astell

Doctor’s surgery returns to Marlborough House after 2013 fire

A doctor’s surgery and pharmacy has reopened in its former home after a devastating fire in 2013 forced it to be relocated.

Richard Foster

Ambulance chairman to step down

The chairman of Sussex’s ambulance service is to step down just a year into the job due to health reasons.

A High pollen count is forecast for Peterborough this week

Warm weather brings ‘high’ pollen count and problems for Sussex hay fever sufferers this week

There is a ‘high’ pollen warning for Sussex this week, according to Met Office forecasts.

Manager Georgina Gamble and staff at Hastings Court. Credit: Darren Cool. SUS-180417-101011001

Home praised for its ‘first rate care’

A care home in Hastings has been praised by residents for “first rate care” in a report by official inspectors.

L-R: Anne Page, advanced radiographer; Lauren Hesmer; and Steve Page

MRI scanner appeal inches towards target

Lloyds Bank customers raised hundreds of pounds for the Conquest Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal in March.

The UK is set to leave the EU after the referendum in June 2016 saw a victory for the Leave campaign

GP vacancies ‘not just down to Brexit’

Staff vacancies at doctors’ surgeries in East Sussex are not just down to Brexit, according to health chiefs.

Some of the professionals who will be helping new mums

New mental health service for struggling Sussex mums opens

Help is now at hand for new mums across Sussex who are experiencing mental health problems.

Partner Yvonne Grant outside the Fitzalan Medical Centre in Littlehampton. Picture: Derek Martin Photography

COUNTY NEWS: Behind the scenes at a struggling GP surgery

A GP practice which went from ‘good’ to being placed in special measures in two years is facing the same pressures of surgeries across the county – and has let us go behind the scenes to explain how they are trying to improve.


New service to support mums with mental health problems

Mums, babies and NHS staff gathered to celebrate the official launch of a service offering support to new mums across Sussex experiencing mental health problems.

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Conquest Hospital wards affected by confirmed norovirus

Two wards at the Conquest Hospital have been affected by norovirus.

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Walk-in health facility to move out of Hastings town centre

Walk-in health facilities are set to move out of both Hastings and Eastbourne town centres next year.

Send us your stories as the NHS prepares to turn 70

NHS70: Send us your inspiring NHS stories

Exactly three months from today, our National Health Service turns 70.

Maternity unit

Fresh review of maternity services ‘could risk stability’

An independent review of redesigned maternity services in East Sussex could put their stability at risk, a health boss has suggested.

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Local firm donate equipment to the Conquest

Local company Marshall Tufflex have donated 10 hand held whiteboards to Newington Ward at the Conquest Hopital.

The rate of pregnancies among under 18s is at its lowest

COUNTY NEWS: Record low numbers of under 18 pregnancies in Sussex

The rate of pregnancies among under 18s in Sussex is at its lowest since records began, new figures show.

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COUNTY NEWS: Cancer warning for high proportion overweight in Sussex

Being overweight could overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer, according to a new study.

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Employers recognise what people with autism bring to workplace

World Autism Awareness Week has highlighted the important role that people with autism or Aspergers can play in the workplace.

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