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Women earning 25% less than men at Kent health trust

05 April 2018

Female staff at the trust running two of Kent's biggest hospitals earn significantly less than men on average, according to the latest figures.

Air ambulance flies off to new base

04 April 2018

Kent's air ambulance service is preparing to return to its former base in Rochester after 18 years in Marden.

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Kent teenagers offered meningitis vaccine trial

28 March 2018

A world-leading study has been launched to learn if vaccinating teenagers could help protect them and others from infection.

New town with 10,000 homes served by one medical centre

27 March 2018

The masterplan for a new garden town has been unveiled, and it includes just one health centre to serve 10,000 homes.

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Family raise £100,000 in memory of daughter

23 March 2018

Heartbroken parents of a one-year-old girl who lost her life to meningitis and septicaemia were determined to do something positive to mark her life.

Multi-million pound GP extension plan

21 March 2018

Councillors are to consider a proposal to create a state-of-the-art health facility that would cater for up to 32,000 patients.

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Virtual GP service for patients

20 March 2018

A service that allows a doctor to examine their patients from hundreds of miles away has opened at a community hospital.

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Universities to form county's first medical school

20 March 2018

Government funding has been awarded to two universities to create Kent's first medical school in the hope of boosting recruitment.

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4½ ways to put some steps in your spring this Easter

19 March 2018

Sponsored editorial: With so many sugary temptations around in the coming weeks, spring is a great time to get your family active.

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Nurse works at hospital which saved her life

18 March 2018

A baby born 30 years ago weighing less than a bag of sugar is now a nurse at the same hospital which saved her life.

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Council under fire for cigarette investments

16 March 2018

A council's investment in tobacco companies has come in for renewed criticism, with some dubbing it hypocritical.

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Terminally ill dad who wed sweetheart leaves legacy

16 March 2018

The family of a terminally ill man who married in hospital have helped patients after his death.

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Kent marks National No Smoking Day

14 March 2018

As the costs of cigarettes continue to rise the NHS is encouraging people to kick the habit once and for all.

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Faulty pipes set for fix after pumping sewage into sea

14 March 2018

Work has begun to fix misconnected pipes that are pumping waste water from toilets, kitchens and bathrooms into the sea.

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Phone box adopted for defibrillator

14 March 2018

A town council has adopted a phone box with plans to turn it into a defibrillator location.

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Half of HIV patients in Kent diagnosed late

14 March 2018

GPs in Kent are diagnosing HIV in half of cases in Kent late, meaning patients do not discover they have the virus until it is in the latter stages.

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Nurses and security guards 'attacked' at hospital

13 March 2018

A man has been charged with eight counts of assault after four nurses and two security guards were allegedly attacked at a hospital.

Breastfeeding services to be axed

12 March 2018

Vital consultation services used new mothers are being cut across Kent to save money.

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Teenager's tumour treatment fund runs out

12 March 2018

A 17-year-old's future is in doubt after his family announced they can no longer afford his life-saving treatment.

Council barge pollutes canal

12 March 2018

A council has admitted polluting its own canal with hydraulic oil .... endangering the lives of swans and other wildlife.

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