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VIDEO: Free CPR training classes being held in Eastbourne

Free lifesaving sessions are being held by a campaign in an attempt to combat people’s squeamishness around using first aid.

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Chris, Kirsty and baby Monty.

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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Amy Standen with her son Rhys Fuller, eight

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s tears over abusive remark to her disabled son

More than 1,000 people on Facebook have rallied behind a mum left distraught by a stranger’s hugely offensive comment about her disabled son.

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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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Mozmil Hussain, Penny Shearer, Sally Boys and Andy Durling (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Breathe it in: row breaks out over town’s pollution

A row has broken out after a report found Eastbourne has some of the highest levels of air pollution in Britain.

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Ersham House Nursing Home, Hailsham (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Hailsham nursing home rated ‘Inadequate’ after whistle-blower raises alarm

A Hailsham care home has been rated ‘Inadequate’ after a whistle-blower’s complaint prompted an unannounced inspection.

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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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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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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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Heron Park Academy staff and children with Cllr Hearn (centre) and Cllr Swansborough (to her right)

Eastbourne school celebrates massive boost in pupils taking part in sport

An Eastbourne school is celebrating its pupils’ sporting prowess after receiving a boost of £3,000.

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Eastbourne A&E staff are taking on Park Run to support their colleagues

Eastbourne DGH staff take over Park Run to support colleagues with cancer

Eastbourne hospital staff are taking over the town’s Park Run this Saturday (November 11) to support colleagues who have recently been diagnosed with cancer.

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Parents are encouraged to ignore the fake news and make sure their children get the flu vaccine

‘Fake news’ warning to East Sussex parents over flu vaccine

Efforts to vaccinate children against flu are being hampered by myths being spread on social media, public health chiefs have warned.

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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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St John Ambulance is urging people to be first aid ready for this year's Bonfire Night

Around 1,000 people a year hurt by firework-related injuries, says first aid charity

Remember, remember first aid in November, is the advice of St John Ambulance this Bonfire season.

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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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The newly qualified nurses will be taking up posts in East Sussex

Twenty newly-qualified nurses to start at Eastbourne DGH

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has welcomed 33 newly-qualified nurses to start working in the area – with 20 taking up posts at Eastbourne DGH.

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Dave Fox-Dossett being presented with his certificate

Eastbourne DGH matron receives award for going ‘above and beyond’ for patients

An emergency department matron described as going ‘above and beyond’ for patients has been honoured with an award for his work at Eastbourne DGH.

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Eastbourne surgeon says adults should be active to reduce care costs

Adults and older people who start a modest daily exercise regime now can reverse a decade of decline in fitness and reduce the cost of social care by billions of pounds each year.

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From broken bones to new beginnings

From broken bones to new beginnings

WHEN Tim Bennett was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis and was forced to give up work, he knew he needed something else to occupy his time.
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Flock of sheep help save baby Mia

A flock of sheep have come to the rescue of a Hailsham baby struggling to feed properly since she was born.

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