‘Positive changes’ made to Sussex patient transport service

Non-emergency Patient Transport Services (PTS) across Sussex continues to improve, according to a survey of people who use it.

The 'GoodSAM' app also measures multiple patients' pulses through the live stream

Smartphone app allows Sussex medics to see patients

The Sussex air ambulance is one of the first in the country to begin trialling a new app which allows them to view injured patients before they get to them.

The department store is popular with many, selling a range of items

COUNTY NEWS: Will the only House of Fraser in Sussex close?

Confirmation that swathes of House of Fraser stores will close after the chain was sold brings the future of the only such department store in Sussex sharply into focus.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service remains in special measures

Struggling ambulance trust to take on Horsham and Crawley GP duties

The Sussex ambulance service which is already struggling to cope with 999 calls will now also cover GP call-outs in a UK-first pilot.

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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.

Matthew Reeve high-fiving Jasper, 5, who has greatly benefitted from treatment at Neurokinex

Kids’ spinal rehab centre opens in Crawley

A specialist centre offering ground-breaking treatments to children living with paralysis has officially opened.

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.

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.

Horsham builder’s death due to asbestos work, inquest hears

Horsham builder’s death due to asbestos work, inquest hears

Working with asbestos for many years most likely contributed to a Horsham man’s death, an inquest found.

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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.

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

Mental health ‘centre of excellence’ plan for Crawley

Mental health services and beds currently based in Chichester could be closed and be transferred to Worthing and Crawley.

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

Half of ambulance staff report ‘work-related stress’

More than half of all staff at the ambulance trust which covers Sussex said they felt unwell due to work-related stress, national NHS staff survey figures out today show.

South Central Ambulance Service took over the main deliverer of the patient transport service in April 2017

‘Work still needed on patient transport service’

‘Significant improvement’ has been made to the patient transport service across Sussex but ‘some areas do still need further work’.

There have been at least two crashes at the new lights and lots of near misses reported

COUNTY NEWS: ‘A27 lights are safe, we are not being stubborn’ - Highways boss

Problems at new lights on an A27 roundabout are being caused by a ‘few drivers misreading’ the signs and are safe, a senior Highways England figure has today insisted.

Two cars caught in the act. Picture Sussex Raods Police/Twitter

Motorists caught reversing on sliproad to avoid M23 gridlock

The M23 north of Crawley was a total standstill yesterday because of its closure, and those who tried to illegally escape the gridlock found themselves in even deeper trouble with the law.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Pictures Eddie Mitchell

COUNTY NEWS: Six teens in custody after man stabbed in Sussex

Police are appealing for witnesses after two men in their 20s were assaulted last night in Sussex.

It is unknown if the animal was alive or dead when it was set alight

COUNTY NEWS: Body of badly burned dog found in Sussex park

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a badly burned dog was found in a park in Sussex.

The Worne family thanking traders on the big reveal

Huge reaction to Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS

Social media was awash with glowing comments as millions of people watched Amanda Worne’s DIY SOS last night.

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