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‘Positive changes’ made to Sussex patient transport service

Non-emergency Patient Transport Services (PTS) across Sussex continues to improve, according to a survey of people who use it.

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The 'GoodSAM' app also measures multiple patients' pulses through the live stream

Smartphone app allows Sussex medics to see patients

The Sussex air ambulance is one of the first in the country to begin trialling a new app which allows them to view injured patients before they get to them.

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Goodwood general manager Alex Eade has said sorry to anyone caught up in Saturday's 'horrible' incident

Goodwood wants to ban Saturday’s brawlers for life

Goodwood Racecourse will look to hand out lifetime bans to anyone found to have taken part in Saturday’s ‘horrible’ brawl, the general manager has insisted.

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The four people taken to hospital have all been discharged, police said

COUNTY NEWS: Racecourse want to ban those involved in mass brawl

Goodwood Racecourse will look to hand out lifetime bans to anyone found to have taken part in Saturday’s ‘horrible’ brawl, the general manager has insisted.

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The department store is popular with many, selling a range of items

COUNTY NEWS: Will the only House of Fraser in Sussex close?

Confirmation that swathes of House of Fraser stores will close after the chain was sold brings the future of the only such department store in Sussex sharply into focus.

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Worthing Hospital, run by Western Sussex Hospitals Trust, which spent �7m on repairs there and at St Richard's and Southlands hospitals only last year

Labour’s £3.3m hospitals repair claim isn’t true, trust says

The claim that the hospital trust faces a £3.3m bill to repair its roofs and fix damage caused by fire isn’t accurate, Western Sussex insists.

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The South East Coast Ambulance Service remains in special measures

Struggling ambulance service to take on extra GP duties

The Sussex ambulance service which is already struggling to cope with 999 calls will now also cover GP call-outs in a UK-first pilot.

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Big NHS service expansion for Coastal West Sussex

Big NHS service expansion for Coastal West Sussex

New Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) are being created in Chichester, Bognor Regis and Worthing in a radical health shake up so people who struggle to get GP appointments can be seen almost any time of the day.

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Hanover Care staff celebrating the 'good' CQC rating. Photo: Derek Martin DM1842180a.jpg

Worthing carers toast a clean sweep of good ratings

Carers are celebrating being rated good for the way they look after people who need it.

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Sussex mental health trust had 262 serious incidents last year

The mental health trust for Sussex has defended the high number of serious incidents it recorded last year.

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Send us your stories as the NHS prepares to turn 70

NHS70: Send us your inspiring NHS stories

Exactly three months from today, our National Health Service turns 70.

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Mum of four Amanda Worne will now train as a pilot

Yapton mum wins scholarship for disabled pilots

She may no longer be able to walk – but soon Amanda Worne will be able to fly.

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Vicky loved animals and was a 'mother hen' to her friends

COUNTY NEWS: Student died after she ‘couldn’t afford treatment’ for earache

The mother of a 20-year-old student who died suddenly after putting off treatment because she couldn’t afford it has spoken about her tragic death as a warning to others.

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‘Gentle’ Worthing man took his own life, inquest hears

‘Gentle’ Worthing man took his own life, inquest hears

The grieving parents of a Worthing man who took his own life have been reassured that they ‘did everything they could to help him’.

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Worthing woman ‘greatly missed by her family’, inquest hears

Worthing woman ‘greatly missed by her family’, inquest hears

A woman whose body was found on a pavement near a Worthing car park will ‘always be in her family’s hearts’, an inquest heard.

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NHS staff celebrating outside Worthing Hospital. Phil Westlake pww_6683

Worthing and Southlands hospital staff toast fine survey results

It’s official. Worthing and Southlands are two of the best hospitals in the country to work at, staff themselves have said.

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Sussex mums of children with epilepsy ‘at risk’ of mental health problems

Sussex mums of children diagnosed with epilepsy are at greater risk of significant mental health issues, a new study suggests.

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A former mental health facility at Graylingwell, Chichester, now allocated for housing

Mental health ‘centre of excellence’ plan for Worthing

Mental health services and beds currently based in Chichester could be closed and be transferred to Worthing and Crawley.

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Megan Spence died on January 7, aged 22, and a celebration was held last week

Megan’s memorial ‘a real celebration’

“It was beautiful just like Megan.”

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Across NHS staff in England, women are paid on average 23 per cent less than men, the figures show

Half of ambulance staff report ‘work-related stress’

More than half of all staff at the ambulance trust which covers Sussex said they felt unwell due to work-related stress, national NHS staff survey figures out today show.

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