Is a clampdown on health tourism nigh?

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

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Pole dancers join forces to thank hospital

Pole dancers are geared up for a special fundraising show as a thank you for exceptional hospital care.

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The RVS caf� at St Richard's will officially close in January, but the last day of service will be December 21

RVS café to close at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester

The popular RVS café at St Richard’s Hospital will close just days before Christmas, it has been confirmed.

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Pregnant women encouraged to get a flu jab

Pregnant women encouraged to get a flu jab

Pregnant women in West Sussex are being encouraged to get a flu jab.

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.

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Fifth of meals on wheels customers only see another person every fortnight

A fifth of meals on wheels customers in West Sussex who responded to a recent survey only see another person once a fortnight.

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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.

The Friends of Chichester Hospitals volunteers say they and their trolley service is uncertain

Observer campaign as Friends shop in St Richard’s Hospital is replaced by Costa

The Friends of Chichester Hospitals say it has been plunged into uncertainty in the wake of catering and retail services at St Richard’s being outsourced.

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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.

Rachael Lavender, Mark Tilley, Bryn Umapalan and cllr Peter Budge

Tangmere ‘make ready’ ambulance hub is launched

Today, Friday November 25, saw the official launch of the new SECAmb ‘make ready’ ambulance hub in Tangmere.


COUNTY NEWS: Boy with mystery illness sparks donations

A boy with a rare undiagnosed condition has received hundreds of pounds of donations to help him get specialist equipment.

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.

Some of the Friends of Chichester Hospitals volunteers outside its shop in St Richard's

Chichester Friends ‘deeply disappointed’ to lose hospital shop contract

The Friends of Chichester Hospitals volunteers say they are ‘deeply disappointed’ by a decision which will see them lose their popular shop at St Richard’s Hospital.

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Costa coffee, cakes and paninis will be on offer to hospital visitors

Hospitals hand out major new catering contract

All new shop, café and restaurant services are coming to St Richard’s in Chichester, Worthing and Southlands hospital in Shoreham after a major contract has been awarded to a large catering company.

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Alcohol Awareness Week runs between November 14-20 and is designed to get people thinking about alcohol – how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole.

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.

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.

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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.

The contract means the Friends will no longer run cafe and shop services at St Richard's (pictured), Worthing or Southlands hospitals

Chichester and Worthing hospitals to ‘buddy up’ with Brighton NHS trust

The health trust running Chichester and Worthing’s hospitals is due to ‘buddy up’ and join forces with its Brighton counterpart.

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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.

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