Thirty blood donors who saved 9,000 lives given NHS award

Thirty dedicated blood donors from across Sussex who have saved up to 9,000 lives were recognised by NHS Blood and Transplant for their loyalty and commitment at a ceremony.

Prostate Cancer Support Organisation (PCaSO) donates �25,000 to Western Sussex Hospitals Trust to help buy a biopsy machine. (Left to right) John Harmer from Upper Marden, PCaSO fundraiser; Paul Carter, Head of Surgery; Barnaby Chappell, Consultant Urological Surgeon; David Hurst from Pulborough, PCaSO Secretary and Ian Graham-Jones from Westbourne, PCaSO trustee.

Patients raise £25k for prostate cancer biopsy machine

Prostate cancer patients have donated £25,000 to Western Sussex Hospitals Trust to help buy a biopsy machine that makes diagnosis easier.

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Water supply ‘risk’ protest by South Downs National Park residents

Concerns over possible water contamination at a proposed oil drilling site have been fuelled by an objection from a water company.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

Matthew Daley from Worthing, pictured leaving Crawley Magistrates' Court on July 20, 2015.

NHS trust publishes review into killings involving patients

A NHS trust that looks after people with mental health problems in Sussex has published an independent review into how it dealt with killings involving patients.

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Clive Kitchener, 70, from Ferring has created a diet which he said cured him of prostate cancer

COUNTY NEWS: Condom boss diets to beat cancer

As strategy director for Durex Condoms, Clive Kitchener travelled the world.

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Jan Birtwell (left) of 38 Degrees handing over the petition to local candidates last year is one of three signatures  of a stinging open letter of Sustainability and Transformation Plans

No information on NHS plans a ‘travesty of local democracy’

The lack of information on plans that could see major changes to the NHS in West Sussex has been labelled a ‘travesty of local democracy’ by campaigners.

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Biggest ever flu vaccination programme starts

Biggest ever flu vaccination programme starts

More than 644,422 children aged two-seven years in the South-East will be offered protection as the Stay Well This Winter campaign (SWTW) launches today around the country, the biggest ever flu vaccination programme in England.

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Rizzle Kicks star launches mental health campaign for young people in Sussex

Rizzle Kicks star Jordan Stephens has launched an anti-stigma campaign for young people on World Mental Health Day (October 10).

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Appeal to challenge stigmas overshadowing mental health

West Sussex residents and workers are being urged to break down the barriers associated with mental health as one in four people are affected in any one year.

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COUNTY NEWS: Sussex man ‘failed’ by authorities

A vulnerable Sussex man may not have taken his own life if authorities caring for him had taken timely and coordinated action, a serious case review has ruled.

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The dance therapy session with Craig Stevens from Alive Activities

Seminar ‘pushes the boundaries of care’

A dementia seminar in Billingshurst brought together independent providers to push the boundaries of care delivered in West Sussex.

Rowan Haining, 11, from Worthing, is now on the mend after his battle with blood poisoning

COUNTY NEWS: Mum warns of toxic shock dangers after son almost dies

A mum has warned of the dangers of toxic shock after her son almost died from blood poisoning.

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Smokefree West Sussex team with Christine Field, West Sussex County Council cabinet member for community wellbeing SUS-160410-162846001

Support and advice to help quit smoking for Stoptober

Smokers looking to quit can access support and advice in West Sussex throughout ‘Stoptober’.

Shaun Graham is appealing for blood stem cell donors for life-saving cancer treatment

Midhurst crafters join search for stem cell donors

The Midhurst Hub is supporting a father from the town in his bid to find a blood stem cell donor.

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Fillings could be bad for your health

Fillings could be bad for your health

Having more than eight fillings could raise blood mercury levels two-and-a-half times - increasing the risk of brain, heart and kidney disease, a study shows.

Obese children more likely to struggle at school

Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

Britain’s obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, suggests new research.

A&E, St Richard's Hospital

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Open day at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester to find new staff

Recruitment and career days are to be held at hospitals in Chichester and Worthing in a bid to attract new collegues.

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NHS to place Sussex ambulance service in ‘special measures’

Sussex’s ambulance service is set to be placed in ‘special measures’ by NHS Improvement following an ‘inadequate’ rating by health regulators.

(Left to right) Leland Chapman, five, Delisha Chapman, four, Bryan Chapman, six and Colin Chapman. 

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COUNTY NEWS: Thousands raised for dream trip after mum’s sudden cancer death

It was meant to be the Chapman’s first holiday abroad after mum Samantha was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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