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Patients asked to cough up ‘unfair’ £60 delivery fee at Arundel pharmacy

Residents who already have to trek a mile to the nearest pharmacy will now have to pay £60 a year to have medication delivered.

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Megan Spence passed away in Belfast in January, aged 22

‘Fly high our beautiful Megan you have gained your wings’

The parents of young woman from Littlehampton who died earlier this month has paid tribute to their ‘inspirational and beautiful’ daughter.

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Tom and Louise Moss-Silverson with Una, second right, with other families at Ronald McDonald House for the first birthday party. Picture: Ronald McDonald House Charities

Parents to set up trust after losing twin to gut condition

Rustington parents are working to set up a charity in their daughter’s name after she died from a condition that is difficult to diagnose.

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Staff at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust celebrate their 'Good' rating by the Care Quality Commission (photo submitted).

NHS mental health trust earns ‘good’ rating

NHS staff who provide mental health services for Sussex residents are celebrating being awarded a ‘good’ rating from health regulators this week.

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How Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust is coping with winter crisis

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.

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Charity’s aim to raise awareness of bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer UK is looking for work places and community groups to host a talk about bowel cancer, to raise awareness of the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.

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Neil Graham, right, with the 24-hour survival backpack he carried everywhere

Firefighter returns from his biggest rescue mission yet

Specialist firefighter Neil Graham has returned from a three-week deployment to Bangladesh, helping combat a deadly diphtheria outbreak.

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Store recalls some pulled pork products due to salmonella fears

Pulled pork products are being recalled by a store following the discovery that they may contain salmonella.

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Strawberry Fields care home, Wick, Littlehampton. Picture: Derek Martin

Care home ‘disappointed’ by third ‘requires improvement’ CQC rating

A care home told it needs to improve by inspectors for the third time said it was ‘disappointed’ by the result.

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Not too late the have the vaccine

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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There could be a big change to services for Leighton-Linslade patients

COUNTY NEWS: Nurse practitioner faces misconduct hearing over man’s death

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

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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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The woman first called for an ambulance via her emergency button at 9pm

Pensioner crawls on hands and knees after 5.5-hour ambulance wait

A retired NHS worker was forced to crawl upstairs on her hands and knees after waiting five-and-a-half hours for an ambulance.

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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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