Helping to breath life into the NHS

What would you do if your closest friend in the world – the person who has been with you through all the joy and the heartache that life can throw at you - turned to you and asked, urgently, for your help?

Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug has been found in a number of schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

Step brother and sister Brandon Salisbury, 18, and Karrie-Ann Knock, 17, who attend Southwick's St John Ambulance cadet group, have received Grand Prior Awards - the highest achievement possible for a young volunteer within the first aid charity.

Siblings receive top award from first aid charity

Two Southwick St John Ambulance cadets have been presented with Grand Prior Awards – the highest achievement possible for a young volunteer within the first aid charity.


Supermarket recalls meat product after listeria is found in packs

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms.

The Seaside Hospital Radio chairman Andy Wolage with presenter Gillian Fischer and Voice of Progress director Charles Waring

Talking newspaper expands service with help of hospital radio

The Voice of Progress (VOP), which has provided a ‘talking newspaper’ service for visually-impaired for more than 40 years, has expanded to help provide coverage for hospital patients in Worthing and Shoreham.

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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COUNTY NEWS: Woman died after being turned away from three hospitals

A woman died from a brain haemorrhage after at least three hospitals refused to admit her for surgery because they had no intensive care beds.

The warning has come from Public Health England.

Parents who think child has scarlet fever warned to consult GP after cases rise

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England.

Marianne Griffiths has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal chief executive of the year award SUS-160920-092234001

Hospital chief ‘delighted’ by top three ranking

Western Sussex Hospitals’ Marianne Griffiths has been ranked third in a list of the NHS’s leading trust chief executives compiled and published by the Health Service Journal.

Do you struggle to sleep?

Ten things stopping us getting a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep, waking refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day has to throw at you.

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Tim Mackew, 56, has entered Hit the Downs MTB, a 20 or 40-mile cycling race along the South Down Way route for Chestnut Tree House children's hospice.

Tim’s bid to help young people – and how you can help, too

Having an affinity for causes that support young people has prompted a Southwick man to be the first to sign up for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice’s latest challenge.

19-year-old Zach Steer from Bognor became one of the first intake of ten general assistant apprentices to join medical wards at St Richards Hospital.

Hospital to offer ten more apprenticeship positions

Having already got almost 100 apprentices working for it, a hospital trust is about to offer ten more positions.

West Sussex Parent Carer Forum empowers parents to help their children

Relaxed coffee mornings empower parents

When Lindsey Butterfield’s son was diagnosed with autism, she did not know where to go for information and support.

Dr David Hobson, clinical lead for GP services at Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group

New agreement sees GP surgeries unite to combat NHS pressures

GP practices across the coast have agreed to work together in new groups to combat NHS pressures.

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Product warning

Major store recalls stir fry products due to possible presence of salmonella

Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling a number of its stir fry products because the products might contain salmonella.

Red wine and cancer statistics revealed

Red wine increases cancer risk – but eight out of 10 drinkers are not aware

More than eight in ten people in the South-East (86%) are not aware that drinking red wine increases the risk of cancer, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund has found.

Amy Thorley as a baby with her dad Alan Bower

Mum does charity bike ride in dad’s memory

A mum-of-three has got on her bike to raise money for charity in memory of her father – and has shed pounds in the process.

Volunteers who work in the garden at Linfield House, one of Guild Cares three care homes

Volunteer recruitment open morning at Guild Care

Guild Care will be hosting a volunteer recruitment open morning at its Linfield House Care Home, in Wykeham Road, Worthing.

Gordon Divall will attempt to scale Mount Snowdon, with help from his team. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks170051-2

Wheelchair-bound man has a mountain to climb

Wheelchair-bound Gordon Divall is planning to climb Mount Snowdon – with the help of a charity team.

The number of sickess absences on Monday is expected to be higher than previous years

Businesses braced for ‘National Sickie Day’

Businesses across the county are bracing themselves for ‘National Sickie Day’ on Monday, according to St John Ambulance.

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