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Helping to breath life into the NHS

What would you do if your closest friend in the world – the person who has been with you through all the joy and the heartache that life can throw at you - turned to you and asked, urgently, for your help?

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Fears that hospital could be ‘downgraded’

Major changes proposed for the NHS have sparked fears that the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath could be ‘downgraded.’

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug has been found in a number of schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Woman died after being turned away from three hospitals

A woman died from a brain haemorrhage after at least three hospitals refused to admit her for surgery because they had no intensive care beds.

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Parents who think child has scarlet fever warned to consult GP after cases rise

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England.

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Do you struggle to sleep?

Ten things stopping us getting a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep, waking refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day has to throw at you.

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Major NHS shake-up faces ‘£500 million cash shortfall’

A major shake-up of health services proposed for the Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex area needs nearly £500 million of funding - but the NHS doesn’t have the cash.

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Popular tombola stall raises funds for breast care centre

A popular tombola stall in Burgess Hill has raised £450 for the Park Centre for Breast Care in Brighton.

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West Sussex Parent Carer Forum empowers parents to help their children

Relaxed coffee mornings empower parents

When Lindsey Butterfield’s son was diagnosed with autism, she did not know where to go for information and support.

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Dr David Hobson, clinical lead for GP services at Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group

New agreement sees GP surgeries unite to combat NHS pressures

GP practices across the coast have agreed to work together in new groups to combat NHS pressures.

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Major store recalls stir fry products due to possible presence of salmonella

Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling a number of its stir fry products because the products might contain salmonella.

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Red wine and cancer statistics revealed

Red wine increases cancer risk – but eight out of 10 drinkers are not aware

More than eight in ten people in the South-East (86%) are not aware that drinking red wine increases the risk of cancer, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund has found.

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The medical centre received an overall rating of 'requires improvement'

Watchdog tells GP practice to improve

Newtons Practice in Haywards Heath has been told to improve by a health watchdog.

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NHS chiefs plan to take on 120 new health care workers

The posts include around 45 full-time positions, as well as part-time posts - at in-patient units at Crawley Hospital, Horsham Hospital, The Kleinwort Centre in Haywards Heath and other community-based teams across the county.

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Little boy’s brave battle to stave off rare brain tumour

A little boy bravely battling a terminal rare brain tumour has taken the first steps in pioneering treatment to try to save his life.

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Staff from the care home met for a photograph to celebrate the good news

Haywards Heath care home receives glowing CQC report

Staff from Oakwood Court residential care home in Haywards Heath were ecstatic to receive a glowing report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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The number of sickess absences on Monday is expected to be higher than previous years

Businesses braced for ‘National Sickie Day’

Businesses across the county are bracing themselves for ‘National Sickie Day’ on Monday, according to St John Ambulance.

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Going blind ‘was a nightmare I couldn’t wake up from’

A man whose world fell apart when he went blind after suffering a rare eye disease has now got a new lease of life.

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Radical health service shake-up to stave off £500m cash shortfall

People facing major illness or injury in Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex could end up having to travel further for specialist treatment in future in a major NHS shake-up.

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