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Thousands of GP patients affected by merger

Patients registered with Coach House Surgery are affected by the change

07 November 2017

Officials have confirmed 5,000 patients are being transferred to another GP surgery as part of a controversial merger.


How much booze is too much booze?

06 November 2017

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Videos chart young woman's cancer battle

Emily Hayward says keeping fit is helping her fight against cancer

06 November 2017

A 24-year-old fitness fanatic is hoping her video blogs will help inspire others living with a potentially deadly disease.


Failing care home to close

Four Winds care home is set to close

04 November 2017

A care home placed in special measures by a watchdog is to close this month.


Thousands of patients left waiting in ambulances


03 November 2017

Nearly 12,000 patients in the region were left waiting outside hospital A&E units for more than an hour, new figures reveal.


Medical chiefs' fears over deepening GP crisis

Folkestone East Family Practice

02 November 2017

Medical chiefs today have warned the GP crisis is deepening, with a surgery in Folkestone with 4,500 patients forced to close its doors this week.

'Help save my little princess from this evil disease'

Elle Martin with her daughter

02 November 2017

A mother faces a race against time to save the life of her two-year-old daughter, who has already endured 58 rounds of chemotherapy.


Kent's zero rated restaurants

Ten food outlets in Kent have been given zero ratings. Picture: Getty Images

02 November 2017

Ten food outlets across the county are in need of "urgent improvements", according to health inspectors.


Hundreds of patients left without GP urged to register

Folkestone East Family Practice

01 November 2017

All patients who have applied for a new GP have been allocated but 1,300 still remain unregistered as NHS bosses urge them to sign up with new doctor.


Sisters make heartbreaking decision amid cancer risk

Sisters Danielle Gawler and Natalie Savage

01 November 2017

Two women, aged 21 and 23, are planning to have their breasts and ovaries removed in the hope of avoiding the same cancer that killed their gran.


Drugs deaths on rise across Kent

Robert Fraser

31 October 2017

A grieving mum has called for dealers to be charged with manslaughter as figures show growing numbers of people are dying of drug-related deaths.


Two-car crash close to hospital

The crash happened near Sheppey Community Hospital

31 October 2017

A woman was released from her car following a two-vehicle crash on a roundabout close to a hospital.


Damning report highlights mental health hospital's inadequacies

Cygnet Hospital was the subject of a number of inspections.

30 October 2017

The CQC has published a damning report after inspections revealed a mental health hospital ignored guidance on same-sex accommodation.

Lloyds Pharmacy jobs at risk

Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street, Cranbrook

30 October 2017

Fifty Kent pharmacies are at risk as a high street giant prepares to axe stores across England.


Trust considers bringing in mobile morgue

East Kent has the worst record in England for waiting times in A&E. Image: Thinkstock

30 October 2017

A hospital trust may bring in a mobile morgue to cope with an expected rise in the number of deaths this winter.


New hospital option 'has to be on table'

Simon Perks, from the NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, speaks to campaigners trying to save the Kent & Canterbury

29 October 2017

An option for a new hospital in east Kent "has to be on the table" when future healthcare proposals are presented next year, NHS bosses are told.


'The illness that has distorted my life'

Hayley Denise Sawkins, left, with the memorial bench to her mother

29 October 2017

A Kent woman explains in her own words what life has been like living with bipolar affective disorder for more than two decades.

Man died in agony after NHS staff 'wrote him off'

Phillip Marshall, 62, died in agony after calling the out-of-hours NHS number

27 October 2017

A doctor closed the case of a man who rang the NHS helpline complaining of severe chest pains after he could not reach him on his mobile.


Kent official attacks NHS 'Airbnb' plan

Plans to place patients in private houses to recuperate from operations have been criticised

26 October 2017

A proposal to pay homeowners to look after hospital patients recovering from operations has been described as 'ill-thought through and ill-timed'.


Vulnerable patients cut from priority list, doctors claim

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

26 October 2017

Doctors claim vulnerable patients have been cut from a priority list they made saying they needed to be registered with new doctor urgently.

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