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Tooth decay ‘acceptable for children’ in South-East

Almost a quarter of parents in the South-East think that it is acceptable for a child to have experienced tooth decay before they have reached their teenage years.

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Heart attack victim Peter Williams with his life-savers Lauren McCracken and Jim Burroughs SUS-160818-123406001

‘I am a very lucky man’ says heart attack victim saved by a voice on the end of a phone

A woman working in an ambulance control room helped save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack miles away from her - by telling a passerby what to do over the phone.

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Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton (Photograph: Eddie Mitchell)

Damning report is ‘shot in the arm’ that Brighton hospital needs

There is no quick fix for the ‘stark’ situation at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH), but the damning CQC report which branded the hospital ‘inadequate’ should be ‘the shot in the arm’ needed to kick start improvements.

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How much sunshine can your skin stand?

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Midhurst Community Hospital reopening day is named

Staff at Midhurst Community Hospital are celebrating after it was announced that the much loved inpatient ward for elderly people is to reopen on September 19.

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Midhurst doctors are rated good by inspectors

Doctors at the Riverbank Medical Centre close to Midhurst Community Hospital have been given a clean bill of health by inspectors from the care quality commission (CQC).

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Family, friends and staff at Vine House celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2013. PICTURE BY MAKAELA PAPWORTH

Praise for Easebourne care home staff after inspector’s report

Care Quality Commission inspectors have rated Easebourne’s Vine House care home as ‘good’.

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Sussex to benefit from new diabetes prevention campaign

Sussex to benefit from new diabetes prevention campaign

People in the South-East at greatest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes are set to benefit from increased help to avoid the disease.

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

Coperforma suspends six staff working in Sussex patient transport service

Coperforma has suspended six staff working on its Sussex patient transport service contract.

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Product recall

Metal flakes found in supermarket puddings

Supermarket chains Sainsbury’s and Morrisons have been forced to recall chilled desserts after the manufacturer reported that they could contain flakes of metal.

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

Union to ballot patient transport service staff on strike action

Staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service could strike in September over an estimated total of £45,000 unpaid back-pay.

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Sussex ambulance service agrees to joint working with neighbouring trust

Sussex’s ambulance service has agreed to formal collaborative working with a neighbouring trust covering Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire.

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Giant hogweed. Photo: Olaf Booy

Sussex parents warned about the dangers of the giant hogweed

A warning has been issued about keeping clear of the invasive weed giant hogweed which can damage skin.

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Product recall

Supermarket recalls nut product because of presence of... nuts

Waitrose has recalled a peanuts and raisins product because of the undeclared presence of nuts.

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Product warning

Top five supermarkets recall over 20 different yogurt brands after health scare

Five of the UK’s leading supermarket are recalling a number of own-brand yogurts after the Food Standards Agency found they may contain pieces of rubber.

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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store.

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Product recall

Plastic shards found in packets of Fridge Raiders

Mattessons Fridge Raiders snacks are being recalled for fear they may contain pieces of plastic.

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Sussex patient transport service vehicles before Coperforma took over the contract

Dispute over back pay in patient transport service could lead to industrial action

Back pay owed to staff working in Sussex’s patient transport service could lead to industrial action.

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Praise for Pendean House care home at West Lavington

Praise for Pendean House care home at West Lavington

The BUPA run Pendean House Care Home at West Lavington has scored ‘good’ overall in a new Care Quality Commission inspection report.

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Fresh hopes over reopening date for Midhurst Community Hospital

Fresh hopes over reopening date for Midhurst Community Hospital

There is cautious optimism that Midhurst’s popular community hospital inpatient ward will be open in the autumn after a successful recruitment campaign led by the Observer, the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCT) and the Friends of the hospital.

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