Horrific ordeal of dad struck by deadly bug

A flight home from a work trip to Ireland nearly cost a Sussex man his life - but it wasn’t the flight that endangered him, it was a stranger’s cough.

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Horsham and Mid Sussex cited as best in Sussex for using free bowel screening service

More people in the Horsham and Mid Sussex area take up the free bowel screening service than anywhere else in Sussex.

Mike and his wife Janet training on their tandem bike

Will you join ‘cycle mad Mike’ and ride for St Wilfrid’s Hospice?

Cycle-mad Mike Harrington never shies away from a big challenge.

Chief executive of Group B Strep Support Jane Plumb MBE. Picture: Group B Strep Support

Charity ‘hugely disappointed’ in B Strep screening setback

A Haywards Heath-based baby charity says it is ‘hugely disappointed’ by a recommendation not to introduce routine screening of pregnant women for group B Strep.

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Outrage as bedridden woman, 98, is ruled ineligible for care funding

A woman has been left outraged after being told that her 98-year-old bedridden mother, who suffers from dementia and can barely move, does not qualify for healthcare funding.

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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust premises at Hellingly. The trust has launched a recruitment drive for more nurses

‘Nursing crisis’ sparks recruitment drive

A ‘nursing crisis’ at an NHS trust running mental health and learning disabilities services in Sussex has sparked a national recruitment campaign.

Amanda with her friend and eldest daughter Meg, marking the anniversary of her accident with a skydive

DIY SOS to transform disabled mum Amanda’s Yapton home

A woman left paralysed by an horrific accident is to have her home transformed on hit TV show DIY SOS.

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St Wilfrid’s new hospice home moves a big step closer thanks to community support

A major fundraising milestone has just been reached in the bid to build St Wilfrid’s a new hospice home.

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How you can help save your local NHS up to £3million a year

The fifth article in a six-week campaign promoting the NHS Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning group and run in conjunction with them.

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World Water Day: ‘Dirty’ bottle packaging urges people to drink and think

Today, on World Water Day, organisations across the globe are taking action to tackle the world’s water crisis.

David Nott with his wife, Elly, left, and event organiser Bis Culley. Picture: Clive Bennett

Surgeon visits Easebourne to explain foundation’s work

Easebourne School’s hall was transformed, with help from The Upholsterer, into an exotic eastern setting for a David Nott Foundation fundraiser on Saturday evening.

Michael Wilson CBE chief executive cutting the ribbon and officially opening the new SASH Occupational Health Department located at East Surrey Hospital (photo submitted).

New staff wellbeing unit opened at hospital

A new staff wellbeing unit has been unveiled at Redhill’s East Surrey Hospital.

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Pair’s marathon mission for Bognor’s defibrillator

Two runners will take on the London Marathon next month to raise money for the town’s new defibrillator.

Defend the NHS meeting in Burgess Hill (photo submitted).

Burgess Hill NHS meeting a ‘great success’

A ‘successful’ Burgess Hill public meeting heard about the challenges facing the NHS last Tuesday.

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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Viviane Pfitzner, 65, is still suffering from her injuries after being hit by a car along Clay Lane last year

‘Hit and run’ pensioner calls for action on ‘dangerous road’

A woman seriously injured in a ‘hit and run’ says something urgently needs to be done before someone is killed.

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Southern agrees to talks if union suspends strike

Southern bosses have agreed to talks to end a dispute with staff if the RMT union calls off strike action planned for early April.

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Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across Sussex are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

Kaylee and Cameron with their sons Bobbi and Byron. Picture: Steve Robards

Mum fears for her children’s health in mouldy council flat

A mum-of-two fears her mouldy flat is putting her children’s health at risk.

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