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Medical facility at community hub proposed in Littlehampton

Residents were informed about new plans to create a community services hub in Littlehampton at a meeting about local health issues.

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Chris, Kirsty and baby Monty.

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s thanks to hospital staff for saving premature baby’s life

A new mum whose baby boy was born weighing just 1lb 9oz has spoken out in praise of the doctors, nurses and midwives who saved his life.

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Ron Tudor, 66, and Sheila Lawrence, 66, at Mewsbrook House care home in Littlehampton

Man feels ‘dumped’ in care home with mentally ill patients

A man who suffered horrific injuries in a train accident has had enough after being moved to a home which treats mentally-ill patients.

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Amy Standen with her son Rhys Fuller, eight

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s tears over abusive remark to her disabled son

More than 1,000 people on Facebook have rallied behind a mum left distraught by a stranger’s hugely offensive comment about her disabled son.

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The executive leadership team at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (from left): Pete Landstrom, chief delivery & strategy officer; Marianne Griffiths, chief executive; Mike Viggers, chairman; Dr George Findlay, chief medical officer and Karen Geoghegan, chief financial officer.

West Sussex employers encouraged to join fight to keep flu at bay

Some of the biggest employers throughout West Sussex are taking steps to keep flu at bay by offering free vaccinations to all staff.

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Ambulance trust to introduce new response standards

A new set of ambulance standards aimed at delivering the quickest response to the most serious 999 calls are set to be rolled out in Sussex from next week.

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Importance of HIV early testing highlighted across West Sussex

The importance of being tested early for HIV is being highlighted by West Sussex County Council’s Public Health team ahead of National HIV testing week which runs from November 18-26.

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Patients invited to have a say on revamped NHS 111 hotline

Moves to transform a patient hotline, which has had some criticism from users in the past, have taken a huge leap forward.

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Dave and Dawn Robinault. Dawn was forced to wait seven hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip

COUNTY NEWS: Seven-hour ambulance wait for broken hip

A woman’s seven-hour wait for an ambulance after breaking her hip ‘seemed like an eternity’, her husband has said.

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West Sussex families urged to fight off flu with vaccinations for children

More than half of two to four years olds across West Sussex were left unprotected from the serious effects of flu last year.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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Locals want to see a pharmacy in Arundel again. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-170314-145057008

High hopes a pharmacy will finally return to Arundel

Campaigners are optimistic a hugely successful campaign will finally bring a pharmacy back to Arundel.

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Wendy has been raising awareness of the need for organ donation since her son Jack (right) tragically died

Worthing nurse’s ‘tremendous pride’ in organ donation fight after son’s tragic death

A nurse whose son died in a tragic accident says she has ‘tremendous pride’ in continuing his fight for organ donation a year on.

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Nursing director Maggie Davies presented the team with their JAG accreditation certificate

Worthing Hospital unit gets highest praise

Worthing Hospital’s endoscopy department has received the highest of praise from the Royal College of Physicians joint advisory group (JAG) on GI endoscopy.

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Leukaemia Care support groups are for people affected by blood cancer, including patients, their family and friends

Blood cancer support group set to launch

A new support group is launching in Chichester to help people affected by blood cancer.

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PICTURES: Fun events for Tyler pushes appeal target in sight

Families flocked to two fun-filled events and raised hundreds to boost our Together for Tyler appeal.

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Boots recall babies’ dummies due to safety issue

Boots have recalled a range of their Baby Airflow Soothers, due to a potential safety issue having been identified with the products.
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VIDEO: ‘People with epilepsy failed by the system’

Mum Mary-Kate Clifford could collapse into a violent epileptic fit at any time.

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St John Ambulance is urging people to be first aid ready for this year's Bonfire Night

Around 1,000 people a year hurt by firework-related injuries, says first aid charity

Remember, remember first aid in November, is the advice of St John Ambulance this Bonfire season.

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Pregnant West Sussex women urged to get the flu jab

Pregnant West Sussex women urged to get the flu jab

With winter fast approaching pregnant women are being urged to receive their flu vaccinations sooner rather than later to help protect themselves and their unborn babies.

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