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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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COUNTY NEWS: Woman died after being turned away from three hospitals

A woman died from a brain haemorrhage after at least three hospitals refused to admit her for surgery because they had no intensive care beds.

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The warning has come from Public Health England.

Parents who think child has scarlet fever warned to consult GP after cases rise

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England.

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Do you struggle to sleep?

Ten things stopping us getting a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep, waking refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day has to throw at you.

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Avalon Care Home, Eastbourne. Picture by Google

Eastbourne nursing home rated ‘inadequate’

An Eastbourne nursing home has been rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commision (CQC).

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Product warning

Major store recalls stir fry products due to possible presence of salmonella

Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling a number of its stir fry products because the products might contain salmonella.

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Red wine and cancer statistics revealed

Red wine increases cancer risk – but eight out of 10 drinkers are not aware

More than eight in ten people in the South-East (86%) are not aware that drinking red wine increases the risk of cancer, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund has found.

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The number of sickess absences on Monday is expected to be higher than previous years

Businesses braced for ‘National Sickie Day’

Businesses across the county are bracing themselves for ‘National Sickie Day’ on Monday, according to St John Ambulance.

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NHS Trust continues financial battle

The cash-strapped East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which is responsible for the running of the Conquest and DGH, is starting to show signs of recovery, the trust’s director of finance has said.

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New pathology labs for hospitals

New pathology laboratories with the latest advanced diagnostic equipment have opened at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH.

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Eirian Levell with St Wilfrids Hospice nursing director Colin Twomey and Jeanette Costello, one of the new clinical nurse specialists SUS-170302-124906001

Sussex Hospice makes nursing changes

A new nursing team have began work at St Wilfrid’s Hospice following changes to its care.

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Chocolate Easter Bunny recalled due to tampering fears

Chocolate Easter Bunny recalled due to tampering fears

The Co-op has recalled stocks of its Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny because of possible product tampering.

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85,000 people in the South-East at risk of sudden death from silent heart conditions

85,000 people in the South-East at risk of sudden death from silent heart conditions

Around 85,000 people in the South-East are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, according to new estimates from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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10,000 sign petition to save The Sussex Beacon

The boss of an under-threat HIV charity said he was ‘delighted’ that more than 10,000 have signed a petition calling for it to be saved.

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One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits never have a good morning

One in ten Brits reckon they NEVER have a good morning - and a quarter seldom enjoying more than two good mornings a week, a study has found.

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Conquest Hospital, Hastings. SUS-170118-125056001

Trust has made ‘significant improvements’ - but remains in special measures

The trust which runs the Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne’s DGH has been praised for making ‘significant improvements’ - but remains in special measures following the latest inspection from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Electric car pilot scheme for hospital staff

Medical staff who have to travel between Eastbourne’s DGH and the Conquest Hospital could soon be making the journey by electric car under a new pilot scheme unveiled by the hospital trust.

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Raymond with his mum

Eastbourne mum’s thanks to Hastings and Brighton doctors for saving her and baby’s life

A grateful mum has this week thanked doctors for saving her and her baby’s life.

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