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COUNTY NEWS: Crib type linked to seven-week-old death found in charity shop

A Bednest bedside crib, of the type that has been linked to the death of a baby last year by the West Sussex Coroner, has been found for sale in a charity shop without essential safety modifications.

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Disabled patient ‘so scared’ over GP practice closure

A disabled woman who is protesting the closure of her GP practice in Littlehampton said she is ‘so scared’ for the 7,500 people affected.

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‘Warning notice’ for Sussex ambulance service

Sussex’s ambulance service has been issued with a warning notice by health regulators after an inspection in May.

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Over 50s targeted in lung cancer awareness campaign

Around 5,253 people are diagnosed with lung cancer each year in the South-East.

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Actor Sam Coleman cuts the ribbon with Dr Rick Fraser,  Clinical Director of Children and Young Peoples Services at Sussex Partnership. SUS-161207-130841001

COUNTY NEWS: Game of Thrones actor opens new Sussex drop-in centre

A brand new drop-in service for young people in Sussex was officially opened by Game of Thrones actor Sam Coleman.

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St John Ambulance volunteer Carl Bennett, John Burtenshaw and volunteer Elizabeth Burchell with the defibrillator being installed at Southwick Square Meat Ltd

Defibrillator installed at butchers could save a life

The owners of a butchers in Southwick have installed an Automated External Defibrillator on the premises to help ensure anyone who suffers a cardiac arrest has the best possible chance of survival.

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Families in the South East are putting off difficult conversations about ageing, charity says

Families in the South East are putting off difficult conversations about ageing, charity says

The charity Independent Age is warning that people are failing to plan ahead for family members who are getting old.

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Two out of five parents in the South East give their children too many sugary drinks

Many under 5s are at risk from tooth decay, according to a survey published by charity Action for Children.

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Huge food poisoning outbreak could have been caused by salad

Huge food poisoning outbreak could have been caused by salad

More than 100 people have become ill in an E.coli outbreak thought to have been sparked by salad leaves.

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POLL: Do you agree with the junior doctors’ decision over a new contract?

junior doctors have rejected a contract with the Government, opening up the possibility of more industrial action.

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Call for junk food TV ban to halt childhood obesity

People in the South-East are being urged to back a drive to help tackle rising levels of childhood obesity, launched by Cancer Research UK today (Tuesday July 5).

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Patient transport service vehicles used by SECAmb before the contract was taken over by Coperforma

Coperforma branded ‘incompetent’ over patient transport service

Coperforma was accused of ‘incompetence’ and told its patient transport service was ‘chaotic’ by county councillors this week.

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Sussex ambulance trust ‘asked to go into voluntary special measures’

Sussex’s ambulance service has asked the NHS and health regulators if it could effectively go into ‘voluntary special measures’, its chairman revealed yesterday.

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M&S issue allergy alert and recall popular product

Marks and Spencer has been forced to take thousands of fishcakes off their shelves because the packaging failed to mention the presence of egg.

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Cruse Bereavement Care is launching a drop-in support group in Shoreham

Bereavement support group is launched

Cruse Bereavement Care is launching a new drop-in support group in Shoreham.

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DM16127295a.jpg Peter Jones beat bowel cancer and is urging others to take the test. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-160627-221808008

Cancer survivor wants you to take a life-saving test

On the tenth anniversary of the introduction of bowel screening in England, a Shoreham bowel cancer survivor is urging fellow residents to complete the test he says saved his life.

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Ambulance boss to be questioned on ‘recovery plan’ by county councillors

Sussex ambulance service’s chairman is due to be questioned on the trust’s ‘recovery plan’ by county councillors later this week.

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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's Patient First STAR Awards 2016 - the winners.

VIDEO: Popstar pays tribute to hard-working hospital workers

Popstar Katrina Leskanich, lead singer in Katrina and the Waves, paid tribute to hospital workers at a special event to celebrate their compassion, hard work and achievements.

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Very high pollen count

Hayfever sufferers in for a difficult day - here’s how you can get some relief

Hayfever sufferers across Sussex and most of the UK could be in for a difficult day today, as the Met Office forecasts ‘very high’ pollen levels.

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Several Sussex patient transport service ambulances repossessed, union claims

A firm sub-contracted to help run patient transport services in Sussex has had several ambulances repossessed, according to several unions.

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