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Hospital labs in £10m upgrade

Work to install the latest advanced diagnostic equipment to transform the pathology laboratories at the Conquest Hospital has now been completed.

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Mohamed Barakat, 63, from Goring, next to his front door which was broken into. The dent can be seen on the doorframe where the burglars forced one of the three locks.

COUNTY NEWS: Husband’s despair as thieves steal wife’s operation money

A man has spoken of his despair after thieves stole money to fund a life-changing operation for his disabled wife.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Celebrate 70 years of the NHS and show your support for mental health services with a Big7Tea party

Raise a cuppa for the NHS with a Big7Tea party

Put on the kettle, crack open the cakes and raise a cuppa to celebrate 70 years of the NHS this July while showing your support for local mental health services.

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St Leonards woman recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A St Leonards woman has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her services to Speech and Language Therapy.

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Combe Valley Countryside Park Discovery Centre and Community Caf�. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-160516-053425001

Planting trees to raise awareness

Fruit trees will be planted at the Combe Valley Countryside Park next week, as part of efforts to raise awareness of cancer and ways to reduce the risk of developing it.

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COUNTY NEWS: Confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Sussex schoolchildren

Students and staff at a Sussex school are being offered vaccinations after five confirmed cases of Hepatitis A.

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PICTURES: Disney party at Chestnut Tree House

Children at Chestnut Tree House in Arundel received a magical surprise when Disney organised a fairy and pirate themed party at the hospice.

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Eastbourne DGH

Hospital trust taken out of quality special measures

The trust which runs the Eastbourne DGH and the Conquest Hospital has been taken out of quality special measures following a visit from the health watchdog.

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Winning team, Ninja Skrtels, with their trophy SUS-180506-120952001

Football contest raises hundreds for hospital ward

A charity seven-a-side football tournament, organised by Brett Moor and Stewart Keogh of 1066 Logos, raised hundreds of pounds for the Conquest Hospital’s children’s ward.

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Bill Hamilton, chairman of the Friends of Conquest, is pictured centre with volunteers SUS-180106-140855001

Tea party for hospital volunteers as thanks for great fundraising efforts

Volunteers who work in the shops at the Conquest Hospital were treated to a cream tea party at the Azur Marina Pavilion as a thank you for their dedication.

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No let up for hayfever sufferers in Sussex

Hayfever sufferers in Sussex face another week of discomfort as pollen levels across the county are set to remain very high.

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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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Speed dating? It’s just what the doctor ordered

Consultants and doctors in Hastings and Rother have begun speed-dating in a move to improve cancer prevention and early diagnosis for their patients.

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Dr Fionna Moore, executive medical director at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SUS-180106-135310001

Permanent post at ambulance service for former London NHS trust boss

The former boss of London’s ambulance service has been appointed to a permanent position at Sussex’s ambulance trust.

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Beattie plays Beat the Street SUS-180530-144030001

Get involved with initiative to win cuddly hedgehog toy

Beat the Street – the walking and cycling game that encourages schools, businesses and community groups to spur each other on and compete to get more active in their community – is back and bigger than ever.

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L-R: Tracey Pickton, Samuel Holmes and Jessica Ager, field care supervisor

National award for care service

A Battle-based home care provider has won an award for being one of the top 20 home care groups in the UK.

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Blood bag

Blood donations are desperately needed – please do not give up

Potential donors are being urged to contact the priority appointment line if they have 0 negative or B negative blood as stocks are desperately low.

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Urgent call for more Sussex blood donors

Urgent call for more Sussex blood donors

An urgent plea has been made for blood donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and an increase in demand for certain blood types

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Amber Rudd discussing the i-Rock mental health service at Sussex Coast College with the Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds. SUS-180525-160904001

Funding to extend mental health services for students

The Secretary of State for Education visited Hastings to hear how the town has benefited after being announced as one of 12 Opportunity Areas in the UK.

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