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Second ward closed after infection spreads at hospital

A second ward has been closed at a Sussex hospital following an outbreak of an infection.

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Hospital ward closed after infection outbreak

A hospital ward has been closed following an outbreak of an infection.

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South East Coast Ambulance Service

Ambulance service facing ‘eye-watering’ £40m underfunding

‘Eye-watering’ underfunding of Sussex’s ambulance service by £40 million next year would put ‘patients’ lives at risk’, according to paramedics.

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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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Is a clampdown on health tourism nigh?

Is a clampdown on health tourism nigh?

Will our hospitals be joining in the trial to ask patients to show ID before treatment?

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Pregnant women encouraged to get a flu jab

Pregnant women encouraged to get a flu jab

Pregnant women in West Sussex are being encouraged to get a flu jab.

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Mum-of-three in heart-felt battle to save fertility clinic

Mum-of-three in heart-felt battle to save fertility clinic

A mum-of-three who has fought a heartbreaking battle to have a family is now launching a fight to stop an NHS fertillity clinic from closing.

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Free nasal spray helps youngsters to beat flu

Don’t let your children miss out on a free flu vaccine - that’s the message going out to parents today from health chiefs.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Fifth of meals on wheels customers only see another person every fortnight

A fifth of meals on wheels customers in West Sussex who responded to a recent survey only see another person once a fortnight.

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Sussex to get maternal mental health funding boost

A Sussex NHS trust is set to receive a major funding boost as NHS England reveals plans to invest £40m in maternal mental health services around the country.

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Join Decembeard

Growing your beard for Decembeard

In just a few days, men up and down the country will be growing their beards to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK, and it’s not too late to sign up and show your support for the campaign too.

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COUNTY NEWS: Boy with mystery illness sparks donations

A boy with a rare undiagnosed condition has received hundreds of pounds of donations to help him get specialist equipment.

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Mike Earl, SECAmb paramedic, South East Coast Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trusts (SECAmb) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project is being rolled out across the Trusts region following successful trials in Thanet, Kent. SUS-161125-122742001

iPads for ambulance crews to complete patient records

Ambulance crews in Sussex are set to be given tablets to complete patient records electronically.

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Carer gets awarded for her heart of gold

A woman from Crawley has won a Heart of Gold Award for her work leading a brain injury unit.

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Staff and volunteers at St Catherine's Hospice after a new facility near Pease Pottage was approved
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Tears of joy as new hospice approved

A new hospice and 600 homes near Pease Pottage have been approved.

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The first details of af Sustainability and Transformation Plan for Sussex have been revealed

NHS transformation plans for Horsham revealed

The first details of secret plans to transform NHS services across Horsham, Mid Sussex, and Crawley have finally been revealed.

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week runs between November 14-20 and is designed to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

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Stop Smoking Services under threat

Call for help as Stop Smoking Services face funding cuts

People across the South East are being urged to back a hard-hitting initiative to save Stop Smoking Services from closure, as new figures released today (Wednesday) reveal dangerous funding cuts.

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Jenny Ellingford. Picture: The British Lung Foundation

Resident issues warning on lung health awareness day

A Hickstead resident is encouraging others to take their lung health seriously after being left with reduced lung capacity.

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