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FEATURE: The beating heart of our hospitals

The pharmacy is undoubtedly the beating heart at the centre of our local hospitals, responsible for reducing pain, fighting infections and improving the quality of life for thousands of patients with long-term illnesses.

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Cash-strapped ambulance trust forced to take out loan

A cash-strapped ambulance trust has been forced to take out a loan as it heads towards the end of the financial year several millions of pounds in debt.

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Superstore recalls ready meal over allergy risk

Tesco has issued a notice recalling a popular ready meal after it was revealed to be a risk to customers with allergies.

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Sarah Murray was given an MBE in the New Year's Honours list for services to oral health. The dental nurse and lecturer was born and bred in Bexhill. Photo courtesy of Sarah Murray SUS-170118-162708001

Bexhill-born dental hygienist ‘honoured’ by MBE

A dental hygienist and lecturer born and bred in Bexhill was ‘honoured’ to receive an MBE for services to oral health.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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Doug Fielder on his 80th birthday, six years before he died

COUNTY NEWS: Medical pioneer was ‘modest man’

The man who made the first fetal heart monitor and developed ultrasound scanning has died at the age of 86.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Avian flu warning for poultry owners

COUNTY NEWS: Bird flu quarantine extended after fresh outbreak

Poultry owners have been told to keep their birds housed after another case of bird flu was discovered.

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Andy Carson is the new interim Medical Director of SECAmb SUS-170113-135550001

Ambulance service appoints new temporary Medical Director

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has appointed a new interim Medical Director, it announced today (Friday, January 13).

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Edward Stevenson and his daughter Jayne. SUS-171201-101043001

Pensioner in wheelchair left in hospital waiting room for five hours in transport mix up

A woman has spoken of her fury after her wheelchair-bound father was left in a hospital waiting room for over five hours following a mix-up with patient transport.

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University students urged to get vaccinated

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS wasting millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Could you be suffering from brain ‘disconnection’?

Could you be suffering from brain ‘disconnection’?

People who ‘can’t get no satisfaction’ from music may actually be suffering from a disconnection in their brain, according to new research.

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Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

Health risk forces Doritos to recall crisps

The owners of popular crisp brand. Doritos, is recalling some products after it was revealed they could pose a health risk.

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What do you think we should do to tackle the UK obesity epidemic?

What do you think we should do to tackle the UK obesity epidemic?

As healthy living campaign JanUary kicks off, we’ve taken a look at what you think would reduce obesity levels across the country.

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Amber Rudd MP cuts the ribbon on the 1066 Cafe at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings. Picture by Alan Roberts Photographic. SUS-170501-103417001

Family firm sees off major names for hospital contract

A local family-run firm has fought off some of the biggest names in the catering industry to secure a ten-year contract to run the coffee shop at the Conquest Hospital.

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Medical director quits ambulance service

The medical director at Sussex’s ambulance service has quit the trust.

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Hard of hearing support group

The next meeting of the Bexhill Hard of Hearing Support Group is on Monday January 16, 2-3.30pm in The Pink Room, Thalia House, London Road, Bexhill.

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COUNTY NEWS: Hospitals across country face ‘humanitarian crisis’, says Red Cross

The Red Cross has warned of a ‘humanitarian crisis’ in hospitals across the country due to A&E overcrowding, days after Sussex hospitals reveal ‘extremely busy’ A&E departments.

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