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COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s thanks to hospital staff for saving premature baby’s life

A new mum whose baby boy was born weighing just 1lb 9oz has spoken out in praise of the doctors, nurses and midwives who saved his life.

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Outside the screening unit in Budgens car park in Midhurst. Budgens store manager Chris Thorne, Roger Brickwell, secretary of the Friends of Midhurst Community Hospital, Soraia Fontes, deputy manager of the West Sussex Breast screening service, Clara Vieira senior mamographer and Dr Rowena Hill, GP at the Medical Centre.ks171449-1 SUS-171113-175120008

Community drive sees return of breast screening to Midhurst

A community campaign has brought the much-needed breast screening programme back to Midhurst.

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The executive leadership team at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (from left): Pete Landstrom, chief delivery & strategy officer; Marianne Griffiths, chief executive; Mike Viggers, chairman; Dr George Findlay, chief medical officer and Karen Geoghegan, chief financial officer.

West Sussex employers encouraged to join fight to keep flu at bay

Some of the biggest employers throughout West Sussex are taking steps to keep flu at bay by offering free vaccinations to all staff.

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Ambulance trust to introduce new response standards

A new set of ambulance standards aimed at delivering the quickest response to the most serious 999 calls are set to be rolled out in Sussex from next week.

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Importance of HIV early testing highlighted across West Sussex

The importance of being tested early for HIV is being highlighted by West Sussex County Council’s Public Health team ahead of National HIV testing week which runs from November 18-26.

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Donna Tomkins with a picture of her mum Lynda Beech, who died four years ago

‘Mum would still be here if they’d operated sooner’

A Bognor woman who fought a four-year battle with St Richard’s Hospital over her mum’s death after surgery has spoken of her anger.

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Patients invited to have a say on revamped NHS 111 hotline

Moves to transform a patient hotline, which has had some criticism from users in the past, have taken a huge leap forward.

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Goodwood pays tribute

Watch Goodwood’s video tribute to eight million horses killed in the war

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Dave and Dawn Robinault. Dawn was forced to wait seven hours for an ambulance after breaking her hip

COUNTY NEWS: Seven-hour ambulance wait for broken hip

A woman’s seven-hour wait for an ambulance after breaking her hip ‘seemed like an eternity’, her husband has said.

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Man who collapsed at Chichester Half Marathon ‘making good progress’

Man who collapsed at Chichester Half Marathon ‘making good progress’

The family of the man who collapsed at the Chichester Half Marathon have thanked those who came to his aid.

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West Sussex families urged to fight off flu with vaccinations for children

More than half of two to four years olds across West Sussex were left unprotected from the serious effects of flu last year.

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Protein supplement recalled due to allergy fears

A popular brand of protein supplement has been recalled by its manufacturer due to its containing possible allergens not mentioned on its label.

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Nursing director Maggie Davies presented the team with their JAG accreditation certificate

County news: Hospital unit gets highest praise

A hospital endoscopy department has received the highest of praise from the Royal College of Physicians joint advisory group (JAG) on GI endoscopy.

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Leukaemia Care support groups are for people affected by blood cancer, including patients, their family and friends

Blood cancer support group set to launch

A new support group is launching in Chichester to help people affected by blood cancer.

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Babies' dummies recalled

Boots recall babies’ dummies due to safety issue

Boots have recalled a range of their Baby Airflow Soothers, due to a potential safety issue having been identified with the products.
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Pregnant West Sussex women urged to get the flu jab

Pregnant West Sussex women urged to get the flu jab

With winter fast approaching pregnant women are being urged to receive their flu vaccinations sooner rather than later to help protect themselves and their unborn babies.

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Response time missed on half of most serious 999 ambulance calls

Sussex’s ambulance service missed its target on almost half of the most serious 999 calls last month.

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Darren Brown and Julian Challis say there are around 20 homeless people in Chichester like them

Chichester’s growing homeless community who have ‘fallen through the net’

Kicked and punched, spat at and even urinated on – the city’s forgotten residents have spoken about a tough life on the streets of Chichester.

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Claire Featherstone has won Best Hair Loss at the inaugural Spotlight Awards, for her chemotherapy headwear range

Headwear wins top prize at inaugural cancer awards

Lodsworth designer Claire Featherstone has won a top prize in the first year of new cancer awards.

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Free services are offered to help patients with managing the effects of cancer

Volunteer therapists sought by hospitals

Qualified complementary therapists are sought to support a free hospital service for patients affected by cancer.
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