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Cancer patient feared death in oxygen mix up

A cancer patient said he feared he was ‘going to die’ after he was mistakenly given compressed air instead of oxygen for four hours by nurses.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Sussex to get maternal mental health funding boost

A Sussex NHS trust is set to receive a major funding boost as NHS England reveals plans to invest £40m in maternal mental health services around the country.

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Growing your beard for Decembeard

In just a few days, men up and down the country will be growing their beards to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK, and it’s not too late to sign up and show your support for the campaign too.

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Friends unite to launch a new book on losing weight and feeling good

Two friends have come up with an holistic way to lose weight.

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Mike Earl, SECAmb paramedic, South East Coast Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trusts (SECAmb) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project is being rolled out across the Trusts region following successful trials in Thanet, Kent. SUS-161125-122742001

iPads for ambulance crews to complete patient records

Ambulance crews in Sussex are set to be given tablets to complete patient records electronically.

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27/9/2016 (RS) real life

Danielle Thomas (23) from Cosham, suffered significant and overnight sight loss and applied for a Guide Dog called Neisha a Labrador. 

Pictured is: Danielle Thomas with her 5 year old Labrador Neisha.

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Blind Association Information Day

Hastings and Rother Voluntary Association for the Blind is holding an Information Day on Tuesday November 29 at 3 Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards, from 9.30am - 4pm.

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MPs quiz health bosses on NHS transformation plans

East Sussex’s MP have quizzed health bosses on plans to transform NHS services in the county.

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CCG refutes claims over spending on children’s mental health services

Spending in Hastings and Rother on mental health services for children and young people is among the lowest in England, a new report has claimed.

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Stop Smoking Services under threat

Call for help as Stop Smoking Services face funding cuts

People across the South East are being urged to back a hard-hitting initiative to save Stop Smoking Services from closure, as new figures released today (Wednesday) reveal dangerous funding cuts.

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Resident issues warning on lung health awareness day

A Hickstead resident is encouraging others to take their lung health seriously after being left with reduced lung capacity.

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Burning eye fears lead to contact lens solution recall

Burning eye fears lead to contact lens solution recall

A contact lens solution has been recalled by the manufacturer following the discovery of a potential fault which could cause eye irritation or possibly more serious consequences.

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Three years after her premature daughter died, a Bexhill mum is hoping to finally get some answers about the little girls death as she prepares to take legal action against the hospital. SUS-161011-075011001

Bexhill family to take legal action over premature baby’s death

The mother of a premature baby girl, who died after a doctor stopped resuscitating her so he could take a phone call, is taking legal action against the hospital where her daughter died.

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Friends and family of Lee Brazier present the cheque to nurses and therapists of Bexhill Hospital's Irvine Unit. Photo courtesy of East Sussex NHS Trust SUS-161011-162234001

Cheque presented to Bexhill Hospital for Lee

A cheque for more than £3,300 has been presented to Bexhill Hospital by friends and family of a former patient who died in January.

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COUNTY NEWS: ‘Miracle’ girl home after three months in coma

A Sussex family is back together as their teenage daughter came home yesterday (Wednesday, November 9) after spending three months in a coma in a French hospital.

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Inspectors rate Bexhill care home ‘good’

Inspectors rate Bexhill care home ‘good’

A care home in Bexhill has been praised by health inspectors for the running of its services.

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Community sports initiatives in Hastings and Rother up for awards

Two schemes which promote sport and physical activity in Hastings and Rother are in the running for accolades in a Sussex-wide awards scheme.

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South Central Ambulance Service will take over next April

Coperforma quitting patient transport contract a ‘friendly divorce’

The company running patient transport services in Sussex has countered suggestions it has been ‘stripped’ of the contract, describing it as a ‘friendly divorce’.

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South Central Ambulance Service will take over next April

Staff at Sussex patient transport sub-contractor facing redundancy

Staff at a sub-contractor for Sussex’s patient transport service are at risk of redundancy, a trade union has warned.

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Phoenix Appeal is extended to £1.25m

St Michael’s Hospice has announced that its Phoenix Appeal, launched to help fund rebuilding costs following a fire last summer, has exceeded its original target of £1m and with further work identified, the appeal is being extended to £1.25m.

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