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New service provides vital care for stroke survivors

More than 200 stroke survivors each year will be benefiting from a new West Sussex service.

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The British Red Cross service will not be affected by the building closures

Red Cross support will continue after building closures

A British Red Cross service which works across West Sussex to support carers and people after a stay in hospital will not be affected by the closure of two of the charity’s buildings, the Red Cross has said.

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Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have gone from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'.

Doctors to be quizzed by health scrutiny committee

Senior doctors from across West Sussex will be questioned on making services more effective by the county’s health scrutiny committee.

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Tesco recalls biscuits due to allergy fears

Tesco has recalled its own brand of Cookie and Cream biscuits because of allergy fears.

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COUNTY NEWS: Routine eye test uncovers teenager’s brain tumour

A Sussex resident has revealed how a routine eye test saved her from a potentially fatal brain tumour.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Challenging attitudes to mental health in the workplace

Employers across West Sussex are being challenged to change attitudes and behaviour around mental health in workplaces – by signing up to an employer pledge.

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New patient transport service provider misses key targets

Sussex’s new patient transport service provider has missed key performance targets in its first three months.

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VIDEO: Why should you donate your organs?

The NHS is urging people to talk about organ donation and help combat the ‘deadly shortage’ that currently exists.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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NHSBT nurse Marc Coe with empty transplant boxes showing missed opportunities.

Desperate plea for organ donors after scores die waiting for transplants

More than sixty people in West Sussex have died waiting for an organ transplant over the past decade.

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Rebecca Sloly, 25, fears she may not be able to fulfil her dream of having children when her treatment is finished

COUNTY NEWS: Cancer patient’s NHS ‘battle to have a baby’

A young woman with cancer believes her dream of having children has been put at risk because of an ‘unfair postcode lottery’ NHS policy.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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COUNTY NEWS: Teenager praises hospital after six-hour allergic reaction ordeal

A 19-year-old who had seizures for six hours after having her tonsils out has praised the doctors and nurses who saved her life.

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Plan for your prescriptions ahead of the Bank Holiday

In the run-up to the August bank holiday weekend local GPs are asking residents to plan ahead for repeat prescriptions and to ensure they have all medications they need to stay healthy until normal opening hours resume Tuesday August 29.

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Volunteers under the gazebo at Bognor Birdman

Rotary supports mental health charity

Volunteers from Capital Project Trust were able to set up a stall at Bognor Birdman thanks to a Rotary donation.

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Ambient House staff, from left, Vanessa Richards, Lindsey Newton, Xanthe Dodd, Charley Rawlins, Rebecca Arman, manager Georgina Puttock, Jessica Proctor-Heather, Susan Hayward and Patricia Goldsmith

Open day at county’s first residential family centre

A former midwife is set to launch the first residential family assessment centre in the county, in a bid to help teenage mums.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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West Sussex is the perfect place to retire according to new report

If you want to retire then West Sussex is the best place, according to Prudential’s latest Quality of Retirement Index.

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