How to keep warm and keep well as winter takes a hold

With the arrival of very cold weather over the past weekend and the likelihood of more to come over the winter, NHS Choices has advice on keeping warm and keeping well.

Lady Emma Barnard, High Sheriff of West Sussex, left, meets twins during a visit to the Home-Start Family Group, accompanied by Jo Freeman, play lead Home-Start Arun

Double the fun for Home-Start

Home-Start volunteers across the area are supporting a record number of twins.

Friends Kelly and Alice will cycle from John OGroats to Lands End in May

Cross-country charity cycle follows rare miscarriage

Delighted to be expecting her first baby, Kelly Stocker was unprepared for the devastating news at ten weeks that she had suffered a rare form of miscarriage.

The mangled wreckage of the Peugeot 206 Sophie and Callum were travelling in. Sussex Roads Police Twitter

‘It’s a miracle they survived’ A27 crash’

It is a ‘complete miracle’ a woman and her young son escaped a crash into a lorry without being killed or seriously injured, her relieved father said.

Amanda and her family with Nick Knowles for the big reveal

Amanda’s Yapton DIY:SOS TV date announced

Back in June, a huge community effort saw Amanda Worne’s cramped Yapton property transformed into a home fit for her family – all in front of the TV cameras.

Staff at Haviland House are thrilled with the CQC rating

Worthing care home staff thrilled with inspection

Staff at Worthing’s only purpose-built dementia care home are thrilled to have received a ‘good’ rating from health inspectors.

Yvonne Fraser, customer services manager at Fittleworth Medical, centre, with British Healthcare Trades Association president Mike Lord and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson

National award for excellent customer care

A Wick-based medical home delivery service has won a national award for patient services.

Malcolm Farrow of OFTEC checks his carbon monoxide detector

People ‘at risk’ of carbon monoxide poisoning due to lack of awareness

Households across Sussex are being urged to check they have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installed after a survey reveals a lack of awareness of the potential dangers.

Catchers Care was inspected earlier this year. Picture: Derek Martin

Care agency hits out at health inspectors who ordered improvements

The manager of a care agency ordered to improve has hit out at health inspectors.

SECAMB vehicles SUS-140228-090646001

Alternatives to calling 999 highlighted by ambulance trust

Alternatives to calling 999 in non-life threatening or non serious situations are being highlighted by Sussex’s ambulance trust in the run up to the busy winter period.

Worthing Hospital

Hospitals to introduce longer visiting hours

Hospitals in Worthing and Chichester have announced they are introducing longer visiting hours to allow family and friends to enjoy more time with patients.

Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

Important role that community pharmacies play

Vital work of Sussex’s community pharmacies highlighted

With winter on the way, the vital work of local community pharmacies across Sussex has been highlighted.


Help available for carers across West Sussex

Carers needing support or just someone to chat to are being encouraged to come forward.

Geoff Lowry, Kieran Stigant, Cllr James Walsh and Dr Yvonne Grant

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A South East Coast Ambulance Service crew

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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