Residents urged to use walk-in centre over A&E for minor injuries

The local NHS is urging people to use the Brighton Station Health Centre for treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, helping free up emergency care services for those most in need this Christmas.

How to keep warm and keep well as winter takes a hold

How to keep warm and keep well as winter takes a hold

With the arrival of very cold weather over the past weekend and the likelihood of more to come over the winter, NHS Choices has advice on keeping warm and keeping well.

Students take part in the Time for Dementia programme

University project on dementia wins health award

A programme to help university students understand dementia has won praise at two national healthcare awards.
Malcolm Farrow of OFTEC checks his carbon monoxide detector

People ‘at risk’ of carbon monoxide poisoning due to lack of awareness

Households across Sussex are being urged to check they have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm installed after a survey reveals a lack of awareness of the potential dangers.

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Alternatives to calling 999 highlighted by ambulance trust

Alternatives to calling 999 in non-life threatening or non serious situations are being highlighted by Sussex’s ambulance trust in the run up to the busy winter period.

Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

Emma Kennedy; Della Lamdan, a fundraiser; Gill, a centre volunteer; George Deutsch; Lyn a caf volunteer; and Cllr Mo Marsh

Cancer support centre marks first year

A cancer support centre in Brighton celebrated its first birthday and official launch last week (November 22).
Campaign to #HelpMyA&E and #HelpMyGP launched in Brighton and Hove today

Campaign urges residents not to put NHS 'under strain' this winter

The local NHS is raising awareness of health services in Brighton and Hove, while urging people not to put NHS services 'under unnecessary strain'.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton

Brighton hospital’s vomiting bug fears

Visitors to Royal Sussex County Hospital are being urged not to attend the hospital if they have symptoms of diarrhoea or vomiting in order to help protect patients.

Important role that community pharmacies play

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.

Ammar Alanbuki

Column: Look out for the symptoms of prostate cancer

Moustaches are back in vogue this month as men show their support for prostate cancer awareness.
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.

Amy Standen with her son Rhys Fuller, eight

COUNTY NEWS: Mum’s tears over abusive remark to her disabled son

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

A South East Coast Ambulance Service crew

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.

The Amex will host a cancer and wellbeing event

Cancer support and advice at Amex stadium

Brighton and Hove Albion’s charity arm is holding a free cancer health and wellbeing event at the American Express Community Stadium later this month.

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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.

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.

Product warning

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.

Nursing director Maggie Davies presented the team with their JAG accreditation certificate

County news: Hospital unit gets highest praise

A hospital endoscopy department has received the highest of praise from the Royal College of Physicians joint advisory group (JAG) on GI endoscopy.

Babies' dummies recalled

Boots recall babies’ dummies due to safety issue

Boots have recalled a range of their Baby Airflow Soothers, due to a potential safety issue having been identified with the products.
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