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Ambulance service facing ‘eye-watering’ £40m underfunding

‘Eye-watering’ underfunding of Sussex’s ambulance service by £40 million next year would put ‘patients’ lives at risk’, according to paramedics.

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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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Is a clampdown on health tourism nigh?

Is a clampdown on health tourism nigh?

Will our hospitals be joining in the trial to ask patients to show ID before treatment?

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Pole dancers join forces to thank hospital

Pole dancers are geared up for a special fundraising show as a thank you for exceptional hospital care.

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Sasha worked alongside young Zambian volunteers to deliver sex education classes at local schools and youth groups

Proud achievements in fight against AIDS

A Rustington woman has helped mobilise an entire community in the fight against AIDS.

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Pregnant women encouraged to get a flu jab

Pregnant women encouraged to get a flu jab

Pregnant women in West Sussex are being encouraged to get a flu jab.

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The group of campaigners had a stall set up outside the Guildbourne Centre on Saturday (November 26)

Campaigners fight for ‘underfunded’ NHS

Members from Worthing West Labour Party gathered on Saturday (November 26) to voice their concerns over the future of the NHS.

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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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Fifth of meals on wheels customers only see another person every fortnight

A fifth of meals on wheels customers in West Sussex who responded to a recent survey only see another person once a fortnight.

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Marianne Griffiths with awards host Sue Perkins and Daniel Mortimer, chief executive of NHS Employers. Photo: Tom Howard photography.

Worthing and Southlands hospitals chief wins top award

The chief executive of the trust that runs Worthing and Southlands hospitals has been named Chief Executive of the Year at the Health Service Journal Awards.

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Going Local is a social prescribing pilot project to tackle the social and economic determinants of wellbeing

Pilot project looks beyond biological factors of health

Voluntary and community organisations in Adur and Worthing are being urged to look beyond the biological factors of health.

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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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Join Decembeard

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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VIDEO: Boy with mystery illness sparks donations

A boy with a rare undiagnosed condition has received hundreds of pounds of donations to help him get specialist equipment.

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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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Costa coffee, cakes and paninis will be on offer to hospital visitors

Hospitals hand out major new catering contract

All new shop, café and restaurant services are coming to St Richard’s in Chichester, Worthing and Southlands hospital in Shoreham after a major contract has been awarded to a large catering company.

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week runs between November 14-20 and is designed to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

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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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