‘Fly high our beautiful Megan you have gained your wings’

The father of young woman from Littlehampton who died earlier this month has paid tribute to his ‘inspirational and beautiful’ daughter.

Staff at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust celebrate their 'Good' rating by the Care Quality Commission (photo submitted).

NHS mental health trust earns ‘good’ rating

NHS staff who provide mental health services for Sussex residents are celebrating being awarded a ‘good’ rating from health regulators this week.

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How Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust is coping with winter crisis

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.

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Charity’s aim to raise awareness of bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer UK is looking for work places and community groups to host a talk about bowel cancer, to raise awareness of the UK’s second biggest cancer killer.

Neil Graham, right, with the 24-hour survival backpack he carried everywhere

Firefighter returns from his biggest rescue mission yet

Specialist firefighter Neil Graham has returned from a three-week deployment to Bangladesh, helping combat a deadly diphtheria outbreak.

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Store recalls some pulled pork products due to salmonella fears

Pulled pork products are being recalled by a store following the discovery that they may contain salmonella.

Not too late the have the vaccine

At-risk groups advised - ‘Not too late to have flu vaccine’

People aged 65 and over and those in at-risk groups are being advised it’s not yet too late to have the flu vaccine.

There could be a big change to services for Leighton-Linslade patients

COUNTY NEWS: Nurse practitioner faces misconduct hearing over man’s death

A nurse practitioner has been accused of misconduct while working at a surgery in Sussex.

Terry France died on January 3, aged 81

‘Larger than life’ former Chichester Mayor will be ‘missed by many’

Tributes have been paid to Terry France, a ‘larger than life’ former Mayor of Chichester.

Jo Meeke and Matt Gurney, who lost their baby son, Puck, in March 2017, just hours after his birth

Inquest hears of Bosham mother’s fear ahead of baby’s death

A mother whose newborn baby died in hospital told an inquest she felt ‘really scared’ and did not know ‘what was going on’ before she underwent a caesarean section.

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Latest flu advice - ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’

Seasonal flu levels have continued to increase in the last week across the UK, according to The latest Public health England (PHE) statistics.

Widow Margaret Peckham says being able to talk to people again has changed her life

New friendship service 'changed my life'

Members of the RAF family are now able to make new friends from the comfort of their own homes.
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COUNTY NEWS: Six teens in custody after man stabbed in Sussex

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men in their 20s were assaulted last night in Sussex.

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Pioneering mental health courses helping Sussex people stay well

A pioneering Recovery College in Sussex that teaches people across Sussex how to manage their own mental health conditions is keeping people well, preventing stays in hospital and saving the NHS thousands, new research shows.

It is unknown if the animal was alive or dead when it was set alight

COUNTY NEWS: Body of badly burned dog found in Sussex park

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a badly burned dog was found in a park in Sussex.

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Ambulance service ‘middle of the pack’ for new response standards

Sussex’s ambulance service is now in the ‘middle of the pack’ for response times nationally after new standards were introduced last year.

Jonathan Ashworth, Labour's Shadow Health Secretary speaking about the failed Coperforma contract in the House of Commons (photo from

Calls for inquiry into patient transport payments ‘scandal’

A Parliamentary inquiry into payments to a failed private patient transport service provider in Sussex should be held, according to MPs and trade union officials.

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

The flu heatmap from - The map shows a gradient from no reported ILI (blue) to very high ILI (red).

How do you know if you have Australian flu as case numbers rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

The current flu map showing all of Sussex hit by the bug. Source:

GPs urge those at high risk in West Sussex to get free flu jab

West Sussex GPs are calling for the thousands of people who are at high risk of medical complications from seasonal flu, who haven’t yet received their vaccination, to get their free flu jab now.

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