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How the Surrey And Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is coping this winter

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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Drug related mental health admissions in West Sussex increase by a fifth

Drug related mental health admissions in West Sussex increase by a fifth

The number of hospital admissions in West Sussex for patients with drug related mental health issues has increased by a fifth in the last four years.

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The opening of the new purpose-built centre for Citizens Advice Shoreham in 2016. Picture: Kate Shemilt ks1600034-1

Advice service alters focus due to demand

Citizens Advice Shoreham is changing its service in response to increased demand for telephone and digital advice.

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COUNTY NEWS: Report released into mysterious toxic haze on Sussex coast

A government report into the mysterious gas haze that descended on the Sussex coast last summer has been released.

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Sussex Partnership staff at its inpatient childrens unit, Chalkhill, Haywards Heath

Teenager talks about her severe anxiety for Children’s Mental Health Week

A young woman has opened up about her battle with severe anxiety to help others who are struggling for Children’s Mental Health Week.

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Deborah Simpson Boston has found friendship and support at the British Red Cross charity shop

Charity shop offers friendship and support

Volunteering in a charity shop can be hugely rewarding, as fashion blogger Deborah Simpson Boston has found.

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Health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a visit to QA Hospital last year. Picture: Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust PPP-170714-180425001

Jeremy Hunt visits Worthing Hospital and praises staff amid ‘worst winter’

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Worthing Hospital this morning to talk about the extraordinary winter pressures on the NHS.

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The interventional radiology machine. Picture: The Friends of Worthing Hospitals

Hospital charity’s donation appeal for live x-ray machine

The chairman of the Friends of Worthing Hospitals has called for donations for a piece of life-saving equipment which takes live x-rays of patients while they are being operated on.

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VIDEO: New MS centre manager talks of hopes for the future

The Sussex MS Centre has a new manager, who is looking to a bright future with hopes of expansion.

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New mental health campaign rocks

Painted pebbles will be helping to spread the message in a new campaign to end mental health stigma.

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Undiagnosed dementia problem

Revealed: the undiagnosed dementia problem in West Sussex

Thousands of elderly people across West Sussex may be living with undiagnosed dementia, according to estimates by the NHS.

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Top ten guidelines for tackling child anxiety

Top ten guidelines for tackling child anxiety

Donald Trump's presidency, nuclear war and global warming are said to be causing anxiety for around a third of children according to the latest YouGov survey.

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Dr Alex Rainbow at Steyning Medical Practice. Picture: Stephen Goodger S05582H13

Medical centre launches bid to build community network

A doctor is leading a campaign to build a community-wide network to help tackle loneliness and isolation.

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Chichester MP Gillian Keegan speaking during a Westminster Hall debate on patient travel times for cancer treatment (photo from Parliament.tv).

Travel for cancer treatment ‘gruelling’ for patients

The need for cancer treatment services in West Sussex to cut down journey times for patients has been raised in Parliament by one MP.

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Support Rockinghorse's appeal to help treat premature babies at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit

COUNTY NEWS: Charity's appeal to support premature babies in Sussex

A children's charity is a quarter of the way to raising £100,000 to help premature babies in Sussex.
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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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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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Haywards Heath Town Council has announced its budget

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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