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Dozens die waiting for transplants

Blood and transplant nurse, Marc Coe, with empty transplant boxes showing missed opportunities

04 September 2017

Statistics released today show more than 130 people have died in the last 10 years waiting for life-saving organ donations.

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Pensioner walks out after choking on hospital meal

James Button claims he choked on a piece of plastic in a Maidstone Hospital meal

04 September 2017

A pensioner who said he choked on a piece of plastic on his hospital meal discharged himself.

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Nappies leave baby screaming in agony

Nicola Parkes with daughter Amelia

01 September 2017

A 15-month-old girl had to be taken to hospital after a nasty rash turned into chronic blisters and became infected.

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Race against time to save dying girl

Elizabeth Adams with mum Kath

01 September 2017

A 13-year-old could have less than two years to live unless her family can raise £120,000 for specialist treatment not available on the NHS.

Walkers warned of algae danger

Leybourne Lakes

31 August 2017

Dog owners have been warned to keep their pets away from a popular lake over fears deadly algae may be present.

New £3.5m dementia village announced

The derelict homes in Randolph Road will be developed as part of the dementia village

31 August 2017

A joint project to create a dementia village on a former hospital site in Kent has been announced.

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'Unprecedented demand' sparks A&E plea

A&E at Darent Valley Hospital is under huge pressure

29 August 2017

A hospital is urging people not to attend its A&E department unless they have a serious or life-threatening condition.

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Chemical haze 'unlikely to be chlorine'

The area around Beachy Head had to be evacuated after a chemical haze swept in from the sea. Picture credit: Kyle Crickmore @Kyle_Crickmore

28 August 2017

Police and other agencies are continuing to probe a chemical haze which affected 150 south coast visitors - but it's "unlikely" to be chlorine.

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Two babies born at roadside within 24 hours

Brianne and David Hamilton with son Patrick and daughter Madeleine who was born in a hospital car park

28 August 2017

Kent's maternity facilities have come under the spotlight after two pregnant women ended up giving birth in the back of cars on the way to hospital.

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County to see more GPs in bid to plug shortfall

The move comes at a time of cutbacks. Picture: Getty Images/Hemera

23 August 2017

More GPs are set to be recruited from overseas as the NHS aims to plug a shortfall in Kent and Medway.

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Wife's disgust at dying husband's treatment

Debra Weeden

23 August 2017

The wife of a terminally-ill cancer patient says she is disgusted by how her husband has been treated by a doctors surgery.

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Hospital pharmacy gave baby out-of-date medicine

The Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury

23 August 2017

An investigation has been launched after a poorly four-month old baby was given medicine six months past its use-by date by a hospital's pharmacy.

Child neglect cases rocket by 70%

There were 410 cases of suspected child neglect in Kent last year

23 August 2017

A charity has called for government action following figures showing hundreds of youngsters in Kent have been living in danger.

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Island wins £355,000 to tackle obesity epidemic

Sheppey people are piling on the pounds. Photo: iStock.com

22 August 2017

Cash launched to fight the flab as shock figures reveal more than one-in-three adults are obese.

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Hospital defends decision to ban smoking

65% of smokers in Kent who attended drop-in sessions managed to stop smoking

22 August 2017

While many have come out in support of the new rules, others have backed people’s right to smoke and vape.

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Kent's radical health shake-up delayed

The consultation has been delayed until next year. Picture: Thinkstock Image Library

21 August 2017

Plans to consult on a far-reaching revamp of health services in the county will now not go ahead until next year, it's been revealed.

Hospital showing signs of recovery

Fawkham Manor Hospital is showing signs of improvement

20 August 2017

Five months after being deemed inadequate progress is being made, but there's still a long way to go.

Mum's coma after tanning sessions

Marks on Caroline Wood’s back were found as she was treated in hospital

18 August 2017

A warning has been issued after a woman collapsed having gone to a tanning studio twice in two days.

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Firm loses contract over failings in health care

Iwade Health Centre.

16 August 2017

The private company that runs a Kent health centre will leave next month after the practice was placed in special measures.

Safety fears grow for missing man

Stephen McGowan

15 August 2017

Fears are growing for the welfare of a 57-year-old man reported missing from a holiday park.

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