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‘Outstanding’ Eastbourne care home praised by inspectors

A local care home has been praised by a health and social care watchdog for the ‘outstanding’ service it provides.

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Angela Walker and her husband Hugh pose for the photographer for Ovarian Cancer Action

Ovarian cancer do you know the symptoms?

March is ovarian cancer awareness month, Charlotte Harding finds out more about the sixth most common cancer in women.

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Quorn mince recalled as it may contain pieces of metal

Quorn Foods Ltd is recalling a batch code of its frozen Meat Free Mince because it may contain small pieces of metal.

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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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Cat food products recalled after health concerns

Pets at Home, which has stores across Sussex, is recalling four lines of its AVA dry cat food products because there are lower levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1) present than specified in the recipe.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug has been found in a number of schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Supermarket recalls meat product after listeria is found in packs

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms.

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

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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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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Conquest Hospital, Hastings. SUS-170118-125056001

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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The Conquest's pathology department SUS-170302-131140001

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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