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At-risk groups advised - ‘Not too late to have flu vaccine’

People aged 65 and over and those in at-risk groups are being advised it’s not yet too late to have the flu vaccine.

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Carol Wrobleski is facing charges before the NMC

Balcombe nurse practitioner faces misconduct hearing over man’s death

A nurse practitioner has been accused of misconduct while working at a surgery in Balcombe.

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Alexandra Watts from Burgess Hill with her husband Stuart and their children ten-year-old Harry, seven-year-old Amy and Isla who is four SUS-180115-130109001

Mum who survived cardiac arrests becomes accredited special needs photographer

A Burgess Hill mum who survived three cardiac arrests at the age of 36 has become what she believes to be the UK’s first special needs photographer of American accreditation.

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The latest flu map

Latest flu advice - ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’

Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK, according to The latest Public health England (PHE) statistics.

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Widow Margaret Peckham says being able to talk to people again has changed her life

New friendship service 'changed my life'

Members of the RAF family are now able to make new friends from the comfort of their own homes.
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Police are appealing for witnesses. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Six teens in custody after man stabbed in Sussex

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men in their 20s were assaulted last night in Sussex.

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Pioneering mental health courses helping Sussex people stay well

A pioneering Recovery College in Sussex that teaches people across Sussex how to manage their own mental health conditions is keeping people well, preventing stays in hospital and saving the NHS thousands, new research shows.

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It is unknown if the animal was alive or dead when it was set alight

COUNTY NEWS: Body of badly burned dog found in Sussex park

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a badly burned dog was found in a park in Sussex.

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Ambulance service ‘middle of the pack’ for new response standards

Sussex’s ambulance service is now in the ‘middle of the pack’ for response times nationally after new standards were introduced last year.

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Jonathan Ashworth, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary speaking about the failed Coperforma contract in the House of Commons (photo from Parliament.tv).

Calls for inquiry into patient transport payments ‘scandal’

A Parliamentary inquiry into payments to a failed private patient transport service provider in Sussex should be held, according to MPs and trade union officials.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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The flu heatmap from flusurvey.org.uk - The map shows a gradient from no reported ILI (blue) to very high ILI (red).

How do you know if you have Australian flu as case numbers rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

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The current flu map showing all of Sussex hit by the bug. Source: https://flusurvey.org.uk/

GPs urge those at high risk in West Sussex to get free flu jab

West Sussex GPs are calling for the thousands of people who are at high risk of medical complications from seasonal flu, who haven’t yet received their vaccination, to get their free flu jab now.

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Hospital beds dangerously close to capacity over festive period, new figures show

Hospital beds dangerously close to capacity over festive period, new figures show

Hospital beds in Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust were 95% full in the week leading up to the New Year, well above the recommended safe limit of 85%.

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Marianne Griffiths, chief executive of BSUH

Trust thanks staff as 5,000 treated in A&E over Christmas

The NHS Trust which runs hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath said it treated 5,711 patients in its A&E departments over the festive period.

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400 emergency patients forced to wait an hour in queuing ambulances

400 emergency patients forced to wait an hour in queuing ambulances

Ambulances with patients on board were forced to wait for up to an hour outside accident and emergency departments 414 times last month, NHS statistics have revealed.

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94 per cent of hospital beds full over New Year

94 per cent of hospital beds full over New Year

Hospital beds in Sussex and Surrey healthcare NHS trusts were close to capacity in the week leading up to New Year, according to data from NHS England.

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The Worne family thanking traders on the big reveal

Huge reaction to Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS

Social media was awash with glowing comments as millions of people watched Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS last night.

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The flu map shows red spots over Chichester and Bognor. Picture: FluSurvey

Map allows you to keep tabs on flu hotspots in Sussex

A map showing flu hotspots across Sussex has been revealed.

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The babies born at Worthing Hospital on New Year's Day

COUNTY NEWS: Parents’ joy as first babies of 2018 are born

An exclusive group of parents will likely have ‘get more sleep’ as their New Year’s resolution after having the first babies born in Worthing Hospital in 2018.

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