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How to keep warm and keep well as winter takes a hold

With the arrival of very cold weather over the past weekend and the likelihood of more to come over the winter, NHS Choices has advice on keeping warm and keeping well.

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Eastbourne residents are likely to live until this age

Eastbourne residents are likely to live until this age

Figures have revealed just how long Eastbourne residents are likely to live.

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Cheryl Horton-Powell's life was saved by her daughter Jemma

Daughter saves mother’s life by performing vital first aid

A mother is backing the Eastbourne Heart Beat Campaign after her daughter saved her life with CPR.

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Plans for ‘state-of-the-art’ Hailsham health centre revealed

Plans for ‘state-of-the-art’ Hailsham health centre revealed

Local people are invited to view plans for a new state-of-the-art primary care centre at a special event on Monday, December 11.

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Eastbourne District General Hospital (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Eastbourne councillors discuss report into town’s maternity services

Councillors discussed a recent report into the town’s maternity services which found almost a third of mothers who began their labour at Eastbourne DGH were transferred to other hospitals.

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Harry Walmsley Chairman Friends of Eastbourne Hospital presents a cheque for �500,000 to Dr Neil Barlow Consultant Radiologist SUS-171121-105539001

Friends’ £500k donation funds new state-of-the-art hospital scanner

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital have donated £500,000 towards a replacement CT scanner at Eastbourne DGH which is due to be operational early in the New Year.

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Malcolm Farrow of OFTEC checks his carbon monoxide detector

People ‘at risk’ of carbon monoxide poisoning due to lack of awareness

Households across Sussex are being urged to check they have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installed after a survey reveals a lack of awareness of the potential dangers.

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Eastbourne Town Hall clock to turn red for World Aids Day

Eastbourne Town Hall clock to turn red for World Aids Day

The clock face of Eastbourne Town Hall will be illuminated in red today (Friday, December 1) to mark World AIDS Day.

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Alternatives to calling 999 highlighted by ambulance trust

Alternatives to calling 999 in non-life threatening or non serious situations are being highlighted by Sussex’s ambulance trust in the run up to the busy winter period.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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David Dimbleby chats to a patient at St Wilfrids SUS-171122-123342001

David Dimbleby visits Eastbourne’s hospice

St Wilfrid’s welcomed patron David Dimbleby to the hospice this week.

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Important role that community pharmacies play

Vital work of Sussex’s community pharmacies highlighted

With winter on the way, the vital work of local community pharmacies across Sussex has been highlighted.

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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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A South East Coast Ambulance Service crew

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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