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COUNTY NEWS: Husband’s despair as thieves steal wife’s operation money

A man has spoken of his despair after thieves stole money to fund a life-changing operation for his disabled wife.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Diabetes group to feature in BBC documentary for NHS70

Battle residents participating in a ground-breaking diabetes prevention programme are set to star in a BBC TV broadcast commemorating the 70th anniversary of the NHS.

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Katrina Roberts donated a kidney to save a two-year-old boy she had never met

Northiam woman donates life-saving organ to two-year-old

A woman from Northiam has spoken of the ‘incredible feeling’ of donating a life-saving kidney to a two-year-old boy she had never met.

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Celebrate 70 years of the NHS and show your support for mental health services with a Big7Tea party

Raise a cuppa for the NHS with a Big7Tea party

Put on the kettle, crack open the cakes and raise a cuppa to celebrate 70 years of the NHS this July while showing your support for local mental health services.

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COUNTY NEWS: Confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Sussex schoolchildren

Students and staff at a Sussex school are being offered vaccinations after five confirmed cases of Hepatitis A.

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PICTURES: Disney party at Chestnut Tree House

Children at Chestnut Tree House in Arundel received a magical surprise when Disney organised a fairy and pirate themed party at the hospice.

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Hospital trust taken out of quality special measures

The trust which runs the Eastbourne DGH and the Conquest Hospital has been taken out of quality special measures following a visit from the health watchdog.

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No let up for hayfever sufferers in Sussex

Hayfever sufferers in Sussex face another week of discomfort as pollen levels across the county are set to remain very high.

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Speed dating? It’s just what the doctor ordered

Consultants and doctors in Hastings and Rother have begun speed-dating in a move to improve cancer prevention and early diagnosis for their patients.

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Dr Fionna Moore, executive medical director at South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust SUS-180106-135310001

Permanent post at ambulance service for former London NHS trust boss

The former boss of London’s ambulance service has been appointed to a permanent position at Sussex’s ambulance trust.

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Get involved with initiative to win cuddly hedgehog toy

Beat the Street – the walking and cycling game that encourages schools, businesses and community groups to spur each other on and compete to get more active in their community – is back and bigger than ever.

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L-R: Tracey Pickton, Samuel Holmes and Jessica Ager, field care supervisor

National award for care service

A Battle-based home care provider has won an award for being one of the top 20 home care groups in the UK.

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Blood bag

Blood donations are desperately needed – please do not give up

Potential donors are being urged to contact the priority appointment line if they have 0 negative or B negative blood as stocks are desperately low.

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Urgent call for more Sussex blood donors

Urgent call for more Sussex blood donors

An urgent plea has been made for blood donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and an increase in demand for certain blood types

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex town has lowest levels of problem drinkers in UK

COUNTY NEWS: Sussex town has lowest levels of problem drinkers in UK

A Sussex town has the lowest level of problem drinkers in the UK, figures have revealed.

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‘Outstanding’ result for support service

The Hastings Community Support Service has been rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection.

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Sussex volunteers needed to help dementia studies

Sussex volunteers needed to help dementia studies

Volunteers across Sussex are being sought to help with dementia studies.

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Bigger and better Beat the Street game is back to help people get fit

Beat the Street – the walking and cycling game that encourages schools, businesses and community groups to spur each other on and compete to get more active in their community – is back in East Sussex and bigger than ever!

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Video: Charlie’s story reinforces Sussex hospice ‘Live For the Now’ message

This year, Children’s Hospice Week (May 21-27) is all about remembering that life is short and recognising the importance of making moments that matter.

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