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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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Help available for carers across West Sussex

Carers needing support or just someone to chat to are being encouraged to come forward.

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Hospital in plea to visitors over Norovirus

East Surrey Hospital has issued a warning to visitors in the wake of a number of patients contracting Norovirus.

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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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Jimmy Colwell was found dead on August 28 at his home

Funeral date for Bognor’s Jimmy Colwell

Jimmy Colwell’s funeral will be held this week, his family has said.

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Community coat rack about to return

Chichester’s Community Coat Rack is back and will relaunch this Saturday.

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Bognor mum in tears over stranger’s abusive comment about her disabled son

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

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The executive leadership team at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (from left): Pete Landstrom, chief delivery & strategy officer; Marianne Griffiths, chief executive; Mike Viggers, chairman; Dr George Findlay, chief medical officer and Karen Geoghegan, chief financial officer.

West Sussex employers encouraged to join fight to keep flu at bay

Some of the biggest employers throughout West Sussex are taking steps to keep flu at bay by offering free vaccinations to all staff.

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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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Importance of HIV early testing highlighted across West Sussex

The importance of being tested early for HIV is being highlighted by West Sussex County Council’s Public Health team ahead of National HIV testing week which runs from November 18-26.

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Gabby, 18, has learning disabilities. Her mum, Sarah, says there should be more for young disabled people

Calls for Bognor to do more for people with disabilities

‘It’s like nobody really cares’, that is the view of one mum who has spoken about the challenges faced by young people with disabilities.

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Donna Tomkins with a picture of her mum Lynda Beech, who died four years ago

‘Mum would still be here if they’d operated sooner’

A Bognor woman who fought a four-year battle with St Richard’s Hospital over her mum’s death after surgery has spoken of her anger.

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Pagham Association forced to close

A group that has just celebrated 50 years of helping the elderly has been forced to close.

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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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Seven-hour ambulance wait for broken hip ‘like an eternity’

An Aldwick woman’s seven-hour wait for an ambulance after breaking her hip ‘seemed like an eternity’, her husband has said.

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Man who collapsed at Chichester Half Marathon ‘making good progress’

Man who collapsed at Chichester Half Marathon ‘making good progress’

The family of the man who collapsed at the Chichester Half Marathon have thanked those who came to his aid.

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West Sussex families urged to fight off flu with vaccinations for children

More than half of two to four years olds across West Sussex were left unprotected from the serious effects of flu last year.

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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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High hopes a pharmacy will finally return to Arundel

Campaigners are optimistic a hugely successful campaign will finally bring a pharmacy back to Arundel.

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