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Minister limits 'crack cocaine' gambling machines

Minister limits 'crack cocaine' gambling machines

17 May 2018

Fixed-odds betting terminals will have their maximum stakes limited to £2 in a crackdown on harm caused by excessive gambling.

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Dozens of serious NHS blunders exposed

Dozens of serious NHS blunders exposed

17 May 2018

Seventy-one "serious incidents" that affected NHS patients, their families, or staff have been recorded in Kent.

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A&E build could be delayed

A&E build could be delayed

16 May 2018

The final build of a hospital's new emergency department could be delayed - because there aren't enough skilled workers.

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Council officers slammed amid threat of 'silent killer'

Council officers slammed amid threat of 'silent killer'

15 May 2018

A councillor is demanding asbestos be removed from all schools and council properties.

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Children's dental health being 'put at risk'

Children's dental health being 'put at risk'

14 May 2018

Thousands of parents in Kent reportedly don't know the facts about their children's dental care.

More delays on A&E plans

More delays on A&E plans

14 May 2018

The question mark hanging over future A&E services in east Kent is expected to continue into next year after a public consultation was postponed.

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People risking vision problems

People risking vision problems

11 May 2018

Newly-published research shows one in five people in Kent have never had their eyes tested.

Dialysis patients 'left waiting for six hours'

Dialysis patients 'left waiting for six hours'

07 May 2018

Seriously-ill patients say they are being let down by the poor timekeeping of a hospital transport service.

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Emergency alarms offline for six hours

Emergency alarms offline for six hours

07 May 2018

A council's response to a failure of emergency alarms worn by thousands of vulnerable people has been described as "incredibly slow and chaotic".

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Review ordered into hospitals' mattresses

Review ordered into hospitals' mattresses

01 May 2018

An investigation has been launched into potentially dirty mattresses at a trust's two hospital sites.

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Kent needs hundreds more GPs

Kent needs hundreds more GPs

01 May 2018

Kent's GP crisis has been highlighted, amid claims the county is running 250 doctors short.

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New lease of life for hospital

New lease of life for hospital

27 April 2018

A TV personality officially opened a hospital after a multi-million pound facelift.

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Obesity problem growing

Obesity problem growing

27 April 2018

Nearly a third of primary school children in Kent are overweight, new figures have revealed.

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Three doctors facing investigation after mum's death

Three doctors facing investigation after mum's death

20 April 2018

Hospital staff involved in the treatment of a woman are to face questions three years after her death.

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'Medical incident' on bus

'Medical incident' on bus

19 April 2018

Paramedics were called to help a person in need of urgent medical attention.

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Hundreds of thousands at risk of diabetes

Hundreds of thousands at risk of diabetes

17 April 2018

People in Kent are dicing with the risk of getting diabetes because of a lack of awareness about the condition.

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Confusion over pregnancy 'did not contribute to baby death'

Confusion over pregnancy 'did not contribute to baby death'

17 April 2018

An inquest has shed light on the death of a baby who was prematurely born in an ambulance en route to hospital.

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Trust warned on surgery 18 months before death

Trust warned on surgery 18 months before death

15 April 2018

A patient's tragic hospital death could have been avoided if staff had heeded a warning from 18 months before, an inquest's heard.

Man opens up about cancer battle

Man opens up about cancer battle

13 April 2018

A man who was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease aged just 24 has spoken of life with cancer.

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Would you donate an organ?

Would you donate an organ?

10 April 2018

Newly-released figures show nearly half of Kent's population is on the Organ Donor register.

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