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Sussex mental health trust had 262 serious incidents last year

The mental health trust for Sussex has defended the high number of serious incidents it recorded last year.

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Richard Foster

Ambulance chairman to step down

The chairman of Sussex’s ambulance service is to step down just a year into the job due to health reasons.

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A High pollen count is forecast for Peterborough this week

Warm weather brings ‘high’ pollen count and problems for Sussex hay fever sufferers this week

There is a ‘high’ pollen warning for Sussex this week, according to Met Office forecasts.

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Across NHS staff in England, women are paid on average 23 per cent less than men, the figures show

Sussex NHS trust one of few to pay women more than men

The Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust has been revealed as one of the few public sector organisations in England to have a gender pay gap in favour of women.

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The UK is set to leave the EU after the referendum in June 2016 saw a victory for the Leave campaign

GP vacancies ‘not just down to Brexit’

Staff vacancies at doctors’ surgeries in East Sussex are not just down to Brexit, according to health chiefs.

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Some of the professionals who will be helping new mums

New mental health service for struggling Sussex mums opens

Help is now at hand for new mums across Sussex who are experiencing mental health problems.

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Partner Yvonne Grant outside the Fitzalan Medical Centre in Littlehampton. Picture: Derek Martin Photography

COUNTY NEWS: Behind the scenes at a struggling GP surgery

A GP practice which went from ‘good’ to being placed in special measures in two years is facing the same pressures of surgeries across the county – and has let us go behind the scenes to explain how they are trying to improve.

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Grieving family of Peacehaven man say he was ‘let down’ by mental health services

The family of a man who died after drinking 15 cans of energy drink a day say he was ‘let down’ by mental health services.

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Send us your stories as the NHS prepares to turn 70

NHS70: Send us your inspiring NHS stories

Exactly three months from today, our National Health Service turns 70.

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The rate of pregnancies among under 18s is at its lowest

COUNTY NEWS: Record low numbers of under 18 pregnancies in Sussex

The rate of pregnancies among under 18s in Sussex is at its lowest since records began, new figures show.

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COUNTY NEWS: Cancer warning for high proportion overweight in Sussex

Being overweight could overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer, according to a new study.

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Vicky loved animals and was a 'mother hen' to her friends

COUNTY NEWS: Student died after she ‘couldn’t afford treatment’ for earache

The mother of a 20-year-old student who died suddenly after putting off treatment because she couldn’t afford it has spoken about her tragic death as a warning to others.

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The NHS is urging people to order repeat prescriptions ahead of the Easter weekend

Patients urged to order repeat prescriptions before Easter

People across Sussex are being reminded to stock up on their medicines before the Easter bank holidays.

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Brian and Clair York

Eastbourne Hospice receives £12,000 for care after Uckfield PE teacher’s asbestos death

Specialist asbestos lawyers secured a payment of £12,000 on behalf of an Eastbourne hospice as part of the settlement for the family of a former PE teacher who died of cancer.

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Theresa Bartram (Photograph: SWNS)

Woman plans to sue hospital trust over mesh ‘trauma’

A mum is planning on suing the hospital that fitted her with a surgical mesh - because it left her unable to work and suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

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Health minister Stephen Barclay

Health minister praises Sussex health trust for going green

A trust which provides community services to thousands of people across Sussex has been praised for its green credentials.

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Olivia and David had a 'magical' wedding. Photo courtesy of Ian Pack

A magical wedding at hospice is ‘best day’ for David and Olivia

A young couple got married last week at St Peter & St James Hospice in a ‘magical’ full-scale wedding that had been organised in just ten days.

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South East Coast Ambulance Service

Ambulance demand remains high

The Sussex ambulance service has thanked the public for its ongoing support as demand for NHS services remains high.

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Sussex mums of children with epilepsy ‘at risk’ of mental health problems

Sussex mums of children diagnosed with epilepsy are at greater risk of significant mental health issues, a new study suggests.

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A former mental health ward on the Graylingwell site which has closed and is assigned for more homes

Mental health ‘centres of excellence’ planned

Two new ‘centres of excellence’ are planned to serve mental health patients across Sussex.

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