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Son's anger at coroners' staff

Stuart Heaver and his sons and parents, Fred and Jean

21 October 2017

A grieving man is calling for coroners to review their procedures after his mother was left in a distressed state following a phone call.

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Former hospital goes up for sale

The Royal Victoria Hospital in Folkestone

21 October 2017

A Kent hospital is likely to be turned into housing following a deal between Kent County Council and the NHS.

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High diabetes toll is affecting thousands

Eileen Docherty, front left, with members of the Thanet Diabetes UK group

20 October 2017

With more than 11,000 in the district living with diabetes, Thanet has a higher than average rate - which is expected to rise.

Woman to sue dead surgeon over intimate surgery

Benenden Hospital

20 October 2017

A woman who suffered complications after controversial surgery at a Kent hospital has been given the go-ahead to sue the estate of a dead surgeon.

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Staff 'offered bonuses' to encourage women to have abortions

A pregnant woman. Library picture

20 October 2017

Staff raised concerns with health inspectors about targets they felt incentivised them to encourge patients to go through with abortions.

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A perfect dating match

Sarah Verstage and Jason Carpenter hold hands after their operations

20 October 2017

Most boyfriends offer to give their love their heart... Jason Carpenter went one step further.

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Stranger saves life of man who collapsed in park

Louise Wills, left, and Nicola Shooter learn resuscitation at Thames-side Fire Station

20 October 2017

A dog walker has been praised for an 'incredible' act after performing CPR on a man for 25 minutes to give him the best chance of survival.

'When I saw her car, I thought she was dead'

The wreckage of the car after the head-on crash

19 October 2017

The husband of a woman seriously injured in a head-on horror smash is asking for witnesses after the other driver involved reportedly fled the scene.

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GP crisis deepens as doctors at busy surgery retire

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

19 October 2017

Kent's GP shortage intensified this week with news that two long-standing doctors at a surgery with 10,000 patients on its books are to retire.

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Rent row could close doctors' surgery

St Werburgh Medical Practice.

19 October 2017

Health care in a large area of Medway could be thrown into chaos because of a dispute between doctors over a tenancy agreement.

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Wet wipe provides an unlikely cure

Darent Valley Hospital

16 October 2017

A man was discharged from a hospital's accident and emergency unit after being miraculously cured with a wet wipe.

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Pride as boy blinded by bully wins award

Nicholas Smith was one of three Young Person of the Year winners at the Kent Scouts County Awards

16 October 2017

A dad left devastated after his 13-year-old son was blinded in an attack by a bully has spoken of his pride as his "brilliant" son wins a scout award.

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Care home goes from bad to worse

The CQC judged Darenth Grange Residential Home to be inadequate

14 October 2017

A care home which replaced its manager after a damning report has had its rating reduced further less than a year after being told it must improve.

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Actor meets pupils at charity dance-off

Warwick Davis meets youngsters at a Thanet school

13 October 2017

A school held a charity dance-a-thon earlier today with a special guest who helped them out.

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Under-fire health centre showing signs of recovery

Iwade Health Centre, Monins Road, Iwade.

13 October 2017

A beleaguered health centre has begun to show signs of improvement two months after it was placed in special measures.

Kent GP surgeries set to benefit from £4m cash injection

Stock picture of GP in a surgery with patient

12 October 2017

A new training scheme for GPs will see them offered £20,000 to take up posts in "hard to recruit areas", health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Start the next chapter of your career at KIMS Hospital

Anne Hatswell, one of the Interventional Suite Managers at KIMS Hospital

12 October 2017

Sponsored editorial: Get along to this month's clinical recruitment day and join the team at KIMS Hospital

Care service branded inadequate

12 October 2017

A care company is in special measures after inspectors found that staff were scheduled to be in two places at once.

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Care home that 'smells of cat urine' in special measures

Dementia patients were discovered with unexplained cuts and bruises at St Claire Care Home, Folkestone: Google

12 October 2017

Residents at a Kent care home suffered unexplained bruising and tears to their skin and were unable to complain to untrained staff.

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Village defibrillator installed in memory of pub manager

 First aid trainer David Pinkney, pub owner John Walsh and first responder Zella Nerssessian with the new defibrillator outside The Five Bells in Ringwould

12 October 2017

A new defibrillator has been installed outside the Five Bells in Ringwould for use of residents and motorists on the busy A258 Dover to Deal road

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