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Volunteer hailed for quick actions at Camber tragedies

A Community First Responder, who was first on the scene of two multiple drownings at Camber Sands, has been given an award for his response to last summer’s tragic events.

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Generous donation brighten up maternity ward

Five paintings of sunflowers have been donated to the maternity department at the Conquest Hospital by the Darvell Bruderhof community in Robertsbridge.

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Clinical trial will see the Conquest offer brand new treatment

Patients at the Conquest Hospital are the first in the South East to be offered a new procedure to lower blood pressure called Renal Denervation Ultrasound.

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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.

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Don a bandana for brain tumour charity

The family of a young woman battling a brain tumour will hold an event to raise awareness and funds to mark Brain Tumours Awareness Month.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Anti-abortion group to display graphic images near clinic

A controversial protest group is planning to display large graphic images of dead foetuses near an abortion clinic in Hastings on Friday (February 10).

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Hastings and Rother chosen for new GP pilot scheme

A group of GP practices in Hastings and Rother have been chosen to pilot a new scheme to help retain vital GP skills for the benefit of local patients.

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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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NHS Trust continues financial battle

The cash-strapped East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which is responsible for the running of the Conquest and DGH, is starting to show signs of recovery, the trust’s director of finance has said.

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MPs welcome hospital improvements after CQC report

The MPs for Hastings and Rother have welcomed the results of the local hospital trust’s latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

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New pathology labs for hospitals

New pathology laboratories with the latest advanced diagnostic equipment have opened at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH.

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Flu outbreak shuts hospital ward

A ward at the Conquest Hospital is currently closed due to an outbreak of influenza.

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Charity event at local pub

The Royal Sovereign pub at Bexhill is holding a special fund raising event on Saturday February 4 to coincide with World Cancer Awareness Day.

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Baby unit wins award for cleanliness

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Conquest Hospital has been given an award for the unit’s hard work in preventing avoidable infections.

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Chocolate Easter Bunny recalled due to tampering fears

Chocolate Easter Bunny recalled due to tampering fears

The Co-op has recalled stocks of its Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny because of possible product tampering.

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