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Hospital in plea to visitors over Norovirus

East Surrey Hospital has issued a warning to visitors in the wake of a number of patients contracting Norovirus.

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Chris, Kirsty and baby Monty.

COUNTY NEWS: 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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Amy Standen with her son Rhys Fuller, eight

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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The executive leadership team at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (from left): Pete Landstrom, chief delivery & strategy officer; Marianne Griffiths, chief executive; Mike Viggers, chairman; Dr George Findlay, chief medical officer and Karen Geoghegan, chief financial officer.

West Sussex employers encouraged to join fight to keep flu at bay

Some of the biggest employers throughout West Sussex are taking steps to keep flu at bay by offering free vaccinations to all staff.

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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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Importance of HIV early testing highlighted across West Sussex

The importance of being tested early for HIV is being highlighted by West Sussex County Council’s Public Health team ahead of National HIV testing week which runs from November 18-26.

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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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West Sussex families urged to fight off flu with vaccinations for children

More than half of two to four years olds across West Sussex were left unprotected from the serious effects of flu last year.

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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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Nursing director Maggie Davies presented the team with their JAG accreditation certificate

County news: Hospital unit gets highest praise

A hospital endoscopy department has received the highest of praise from the Royal College of Physicians joint advisory group (JAG) on GI endoscopy.

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Valerie Manor received an 'outstanding' rating from the CQC. Pic Steve Robards

Care home owner ‘delighted’ with outstanding report

The owner of an Upper Beeding care home said she ‘could not be happier’ after receiving an outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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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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Pregnant West Sussex women urged to get the flu jab

Pregnant West Sussex women urged to get the flu jab

With winter fast approaching pregnant women are being urged to receive their flu vaccinations sooner rather than later to help protect themselves and their unborn babies.

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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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Darren Brown and Julian Challis say there are around 20 homeless people in Chichester like them

Chichester’s growing homeless community who have ‘fallen through the net’

Kicked and punched, spat at and even urinated on – the city’s forgotten residents have spoken about a tough life on the streets of Chichester.

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Derek Collings was told he wasn't eligible for treatment because he lives outside West Sussex

COUNTY NEWS: Left in agony for days after dentists refuses treatment

An NHS trust is investigating after a man was denied dental treatment because he lives outside West Sussex, leaving him in ‘absolute agony’ for days.

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Lifting the lid on a disease that destroys couple’s lives

A man suffering from a rare form of dementia - who was banned last year from a string of supermarkets, his local leisure centre and library - has inspired his wife to help others.

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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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