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Horrific ordeal of dad struck by deadly bug

A flight home from a work trip to Ireland nearly cost a Sussex man his life - but it wasn’t the flight that endangered him, it was a stranger’s cough.

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Horsham and Mid Sussex cited as best in Sussex for using free bowel screening service

More people in the Horsham and Mid Sussex area take up the free bowel screening service than anywhere else in Sussex.

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Chief executive of Group B Strep Support Jane Plumb MBE. Picture: Group B Strep Support

Charity ‘hugely disappointed’ in B Strep screening setback

A Haywards Heath-based baby charity says it is ‘hugely disappointed’ by a recommendation not to introduce routine screening of pregnant women for group B Strep.

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Outrage as bedridden woman, 98, is ruled ineligible for care funding

A woman has been left outraged after being told that her 98-year-old bedridden mother, who suffers from dementia and can barely move, does not qualify for healthcare funding.

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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust premises at Hellingly. The trust has launched a recruitment drive for more nurses

‘Nursing crisis’ sparks recruitment drive

A ‘nursing crisis’ at an NHS trust running mental health and learning disabilities services in Sussex has sparked a national recruitment campaign.

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How you can help save your local NHS up to £3million a year

The fifth article in a six-week campaign promoting the NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning group and run in conjunction with them.

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World Water Day: ‘Dirty’ bottle packaging urges people to drink and think

Today, on World Water Day, organisations across the globe are taking action to tackle the world’s water crisis.

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Michael Wilson CBE chief executive cutting the ribbon and officially opening the new SASH Occupational Health Department located at East Surrey Hospital (photo submitted).

New staff wellbeing unit opened at hospital

A new staff wellbeing unit has been unveiled at Redhill’s East Surrey Hospital.

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Defend the NHS meeting in Burgess Hill (photo submitted).

Burgess Hill NHS meeting a ‘great success’

A ‘successful’ Burgess Hill public meeting heard about the challenges facing the NHS last Tuesday.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across Sussex are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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NHS bosses ‘do not have all the answers’ on transformation plans

NHS bosses ‘do not have all the answers’ on plans to transform health services in Sussex - but have promised to engage patients while they try to find them.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Fears for seriously ill people ‘left at the mercy of luck’

People in Horsham could be left at risk of dying from sepsis - because they cannot get medical treatment quickly enough to save them.

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10,000 strong family committed to ‘outstanding’ hospital care

The fourth article in a six-week campaign promoting the NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning group and run in conjunction with them.

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Product recall

Tesco recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco is recalling a batch of its Oriental Kitchen Chicken Chow Mein product because it was incorrectly packed with Tesco Chicken Curry.

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New chairman for ambulance trust

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new chairman.

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‘Positive’ NHS staff satisfaction scores at East Surrey Hospital

‘Positive’ NHS staff satisfaction scores at East Surrey Hospital have been welcomed by health bosses.

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