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Vital work of Sussex’s community pharmacies highlighted

With winter on the way, the vital work of local community pharmacies across Sussex has been highlighted.

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Help available for carers across West Sussex

Carers needing support or just someone to chat to are being encouraged to come forward.

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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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The funds, which have come from developers' contributions, are to expand both surgeries

GP surgeries to expand after council funding

Two GP surgeries have received thousands of pounds in funding from Mid Sussex District Council.

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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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Staff celebrating the CQC rating. Picture supplied by the Brow Medical Centre

Surgery team proud to go ‘above and beyond’

Staff at a GP surgery in Burgess Hill got together last week to celebrate the surgery’s ongoing success.

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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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Sensory Therapy Room at Woodlands Meed Special Needs School in Burgess Hill. Pic Steve Robards SR1727036 SUS-170611-182234001

Sensory room is a huge help

Children with sensory processing needs will now be able to engage with imperative therapy sessions at Woodlands Meed Primary School at Burgess Hill.

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Town mayor councillor Jim Knight Haywards Heath Town Council community liaison officer Fatima Mirza (far left) and attendees at the event on Friday (October 27). Picture: Haywards Heath Town Council

Interactive morning to mark World Stroke Day

Haywards Heath Town Council put on an interactive morning on Friday (October 27) at the Town Hall, to mark World Stroke Day.

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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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From left: Bruce Forbes, chairman of Mid Sussex District Council, Roger Bacon from Prostate Cancer Support Group, Lion president John Carter and town mayor Jacqui Landriani. Picture supplied by Tony Parris

Prostate testing in town gets ‘huge response’

Two charities joined forces to offer free prostate testing in Burgess Hill.

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