Health

Health

Is a clampdown on health tourism nigh?

Will our hospitals be joining in the trial to ask patients to show ID before treatment?

Health
Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

Offbeat 4
Health

Sussex to get maternal mental health funding boost

A Sussex NHS trust is set to receive a major funding boost as NHS England reveals plans to invest £40m in maternal mental health services around the country.

News
Join Decembeard

Growing your beard for Decembeard

In just a few days, men up and down the country will be growing their beards to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK, and it’s not too late to sign up and show your support for the campaign too.

Health
Mike Earl, SECAmb paramedic, South East Coast Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trusts (SECAmb) innovative electronic Patient Clinical Record (ePCR) project is being rolled out across the Trusts region following successful trials in Thanet, Kent. SUS-161125-122742001

iPads for ambulance crews to complete patient records

Ambulance crews in Sussex are set to be given tablets to complete patient records electronically.

Politics
Stop Smoking Services under threat

Call for help as Stop Smoking Services face funding cuts

People across the South East are being urged to back a hard-hitting initiative to save Stop Smoking Services from closure, as new figures released today (Wednesday) reveal dangerous funding cuts.

Health
Jenny Ellingford. Picture: The British Lung Foundation

Resident issues warning on lung health awareness day

A Hickstead resident is encouraging others to take their lung health seriously after being left with reduced lung capacity.

Health 5
Burning eye fears lead to contact lens solution recall

Burning eye fears lead to contact lens solution recall

A contact lens solution has been recalled by the manufacturer following the discovery of a potential fault which could cause eye irritation or possibly more serious consequences.

Health
Nell Robbins (left) with her dad Ben and brother Rudi SUS-161011-114216001

COUNTY NEWS: ‘Miracle’ girl home after three months in coma

A Sussex family is back together as their teenage daughter came home yesterday (Wednesday, November 9) after spending three months in a coma in a French hospital.

Health
South Central Ambulance Service will take over next April

Coperforma quitting patient transport contract a ‘friendly divorce’

The company running patient transport services in Sussex has countered suggestions it has been ‘stripped’ of the contract, describing it as a ‘friendly divorce’.

Health 3
South Central Ambulance Service will take over next April

Staff at Sussex patient transport sub-contractor facing redundancy

Staff at a sub-contractor for Sussex’s patient transport service are at risk of redundancy, a trade union has warned.

Health 2
The driver was taken by ambulance to hospital

Coperforma boss ‘disappointed’ over loss of patient transport contract

A Coperforma boss has expressed his disappointment over losing the contract to provide patient transport services across Sussex.

News 7
NHS news

New patient transport providers vow to ‘stabilise’ service

The new provider of patient transport across Sussex has vowed to ‘stabilise’ the service after Coperforma was stripped of the contract today (Tuesday, November 1).

News
Ambulance service news

Coperforma officially stripped of contract

Coperforma has been officially stripped of its contract this lunchtime (Tuesday).

News 3
South Central Ambulance Service will take over next April

GMB welcomes Coperforma news

The GMB union has welcomed the news troubled patient transport service provider Coperforma has been stripped of its contract today (Tuesday) after a catalogue of errors.

News 1
An aerial picture of the Swandean site where the meeting of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was held. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Air crash helped test NHS trust emergency response

A NHS trust’s response to the Shoreham Airshow disaster has helped it to plan for large-scale incidents.

Health
An aerial picture of the Swandean site where the meeting of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was held. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

NHS trust’s single sex wards plan

A NHS trust which cares for mental health patients in the county is pushing ahead with £2.8m plans for single sex wards at all its sites.

Health 3
An aerial picture of the Swandean site where the meeting of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was held. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

Trust bosses to stand down as patient killings review published

The chief executive and two directors of the mental health trust at the centre of controversy over patients involved in killings are standing down from their posts.

Health 2
Lewes MP Maria Caulfield

Eastbourne maternity changes 'must never happen again', says Lewes MP

Lewes MP Maria Caulfield has backed a bill designed to prevent NHS trusts closing services without public consultation, in response to the loss of maternity services at Eastbourne DGH.

News 2
Product warning

Fears over food poisoning bug prompt pate recall

Patchwork Pate has recalled 15 varieties of its pate over fears it could contain the toxin responsible for potentially fatal botulism food poisoning.

Health
Load more