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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.

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First year service for the Rolls-Royce SRH

COUNTY NEWS: World’s smallest Rolls-Royce has helped a child a day at Sussex hospital

A mini electric Rolls-Royce donated to a children’s ward at a West Sussex hospital has gone in for its first year service.

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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.

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Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG missing cancer waiting times target, figures show

More than 15% of Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group’s cancer patients started treatment at least two months after GP referral, missing the NHS target.

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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.

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West Sussex’s women more likely to be admitted to hospital with an alcohol related condition now than five years ago, data reveals

West Sussex’s women are more likely to be admitted to hospital with an alcohol related condition now than they were five years ago, data reveals.

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Physical activity levels in Horsham revealed

Physical activity levels in Horsham revealed

A national sport survey has found that 63.5% of people in Horsham get the recommended two and a half hours of physical activity a week.

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Matthew Reeve high-fiving Jasper, 5, who has greatly benefitted from treatment at Neurokinex

Kids’ spinal rehab centre opens in Crawley

A specialist centre offering ground-breaking treatments to children living with paralysis has officially opened.

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Across NHS staff in England, women are paid on average 23 per cent less than men, the figures show

Sussex NHS trust one of few to pay women more than men

The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust has been revealed as one of the few public sector organisations in England to have a gender pay gap in favour of women.

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Dance instructor Penny Woodman runs a weekly dance class for people with Parkinson's

Dance demo planned as part of Parkinson’s awareness week

People with Parkinson’s will be demonstrating how dance and exercise help them, as part of a national awareness campaign.

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Sharp rise in obesity related hospital admissions in West Sussex, data reveals

Sharp rise in obesity related hospital admissions in West Sussex, data reveals

Obesity related hospital admissions in West Sussex have increased by thousands over the last three years, the latest figures show.

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Gender pay gap at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals revealed

Gender pay gap at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals revealed

Women working at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust hospitals are earning 19.8% less than men on average, new figures have shown.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Record low numbers of under 18 pregnancies in Horsham, data reveals

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

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Cancer warning for the high proportion overweight in Horsham

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

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Mike Viggars has been chairman of Western Sussex Hospitals Trust since 2011

Hospital chairman retires

Long-standing Western Sussex Hospital chairman Mike Viggers has announced his retirement.

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Vicky loved animals and was a 'mother hen' to her friends

COUNTY NEWS: Student died after she ‘couldn’t afford treatment’ for earache

The mother of a 20-year-old student who died suddenly after putting off treatment because she couldn’t afford it has spoken about her tragic death as a warning to others.

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The NHS is urging people to order repeat prescriptions ahead of the Easter weekend

Patients urged to order repeat prescriptions before Easter

People across Sussex are being reminded to stock up on their medicines before the Easter bank holidays.

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