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'It's like forcing a motorcyclist to wear a crash helmet'

'It's like forcing a motorcyclist to wear a crash helmet'

16 June 2021

The news care home workers will need to have have mandatory coronavirus vaccinations has been welcomed by care experts and others in the county.

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Patients face up to nine hour waits for hospital beds

Patients face up to nine hour waits for hospital beds

16 June 2021

Patients arriving at a hospital's A&E department are experiencing delays in being admitted, with some waiting nine hours before being given a bed.

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Roll-out of first Covid jabs enters final phase

Roll-out of first Covid jabs enters final phase

16 June 2021

Thousands more young people across Kent are set to be offered the Covid vaccine - as the NHS approaches the end of the first dose roll-out.

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Patients make hundreds of attempts to get through to surgery

Patients make hundreds of attempts to get through to surgery

16 June 2021

Concerns have been raised about accessing an under pressure doctors' surgery after patients were left frustrated by lengthy waits on the phone.

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Special helmet for baby born with flat head

Special helmet for baby born with flat head

15 June 2021

A baby born with a rare disorder has been fitted with a £2,000 helmet not available on the NHS.

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Triple threat warning for asthmatics and hay fever sufferers

Triple threat warning for asthmatics and hay fever sufferers

15 June 2021

A 'toxic cocktail' of sky-high pollen levels, hot weather and rain risks misery for thousands of asthmatics and hay fever sufferers. Here's why:

New critical care unit to open in autumn

New critical care unit to open in autumn

15 June 2021

Hospital bosses reveal a new 24-bed ITU will be completed within months.

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Teenagers invited to book Covid jab

Teenagers invited to book Covid jab

15 June 2021

Over 18s in one part of Kent are now invited to book their first Covid jab.

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£6k payout after dentist fails to spot excruciating tooth decay

£6k payout after dentist fails to spot excruciating tooth decay

15 June 2021

A woman embarrassed to socialise because of bad breath has been paid £6k by a dentist who missed the nasty infection causing it.

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Moving moment Covid patient leaves hospital after 147 days

Moving moment Covid patient leaves hospital after 147 days

14 June 2021

A man who spent 53 days in a coma has finally left the hospital where he's been since January.

How football club responded to tragedies

How football club responded to tragedies

12 June 2021

Struck by the deaths of three players associated to the club, one Kent club has held six heart screening days - and wants to do more.

Double jabbed numbers surge in Kent

Double jabbed numbers surge in Kent

11 June 2021

Covid-19 cases are continuing to rise but the number of people who have had two doses of vaccine in the county has increased significantly.

'Stinking council estate rubbish so bad I want malaria jab'

'Stinking council estate rubbish so bad I want malaria jab'

11 June 2021

Disgusted residents on a council estate say they fear for their health as stinking waste continuously piles up outside communal bins.

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Room gets makeover after donations

Room gets makeover after donations

10 June 2021

A kind-hearted NHS worker alongside two friends have helped to transform a room used by the relatives of seriously ill patients at a hospital in Kent.

'Targeted' testing for variant at two secondary schools

'Targeted' testing for variant at two secondary schools

10 June 2021

Pupils at two grammar schools are being asked to take 'targeted' PCR tests as part of ramped up efforts to identify the Delta variant.

Jab rollout reaches under 30s

Jab rollout reaches under 30s

08 June 2021

The NHS started calling those aged 25-29 for vaccination from today as the inoculation programme reaches the 'home straight'.

'The reason I need a THIRD Covid jab...'

'The reason I need a THIRD Covid jab...'

07 June 2021

A grandfather has told how he has been waiting six weeks for another vaccine after a botched second dose ran down his arm.

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The five districts where coronavirus rates are falling

The five districts where coronavirus rates are falling

06 June 2021

As coronavirus cases across the UK increase infection rates are falling in five parts of Kent.

'I suggested back pain might be menopause - my GP prescribed soya milk!'

'I suggested back pain might be menopause - my GP prescribed soya milk!'

06 June 2021

A mum whose crippling back pain and panic attacks were caused by the menopause is determined to educate women.

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Hospital staff arrange wedding in day for sick patient

Hospital staff arrange wedding in day for sick patient

04 June 2021

Staff at a Kent hospital banded together to arrange a wedding in a day for one of their sick patients and his new wife.

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