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New theatre plans to help cut surgery backlog

New theatre plans to help cut surgery backlog

18 May 2022

Plans to create an orthopaedic unit in a Kent hospital to tackle a backlog of surgical treatments have been described as "transformatory".

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

What is monkeypox and how do you catch it?

17 May 2022

With seven cases of monkeypox now in the UK, health officials admit there could be community transmission, and say they're urgently investigating.

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Work begins on £13m health hub

Work begins on £13m health hub

16 May 2022

Work on a new £13.5 million medical practice, that plans to include a GP practice, a minor injury unit, x-ray services, has started.

NHS prescription charges to be frozen to help 'ease' cost of living

NHS prescription charges to be frozen to help 'ease' cost of living

16 May 2022

The cost of an NHS prescription is being frozen for 2022, the government has announced, which says it will help ease the cost of living.

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'Her memory mustn't be dishonoured by blame or bitterness'

'Her memory mustn't be dishonoured by blame or bitterness'

15 May 2022

A widower whose wife died after mistakes were made at a Kent hospital said she wouldn't want anyone to be blamed for her death.

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The neighbourhoods where Covid cases are rising

The neighbourhoods where Covid cases are rising

14 May 2022

Coronavirus infection rates have gone above the national average in nearly half of Kent's districts, but daily UK cases continue to fall.

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Mental health patient sent 240 miles amid 'crisis'

Mental health patient sent 240 miles amid 'crisis'

13 May 2022

A mental health patient was sent 240 miles for treatment as the county is engulfed in an "unrelenting crisis".

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Dad struck down by rare illness after Covid

Dad struck down by rare illness after Covid

13 May 2022

A "fit and healthy" man was left totally paralysed and unable to breathe after being struck down by a rare illness after he contracted Covid.

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The bowel cancer signs to know as Deborah James receives Damehood

The bowel cancer signs to know as Deborah James receives Damehood

13 May 2022

As cancer patient and campaigner Deborah James says she's stopping active treatment, what are the signs of bowel cancer to look out for?

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Strong warning for asthma and hay fever sufferers as pollen levels rise

Strong warning for asthma and hay fever sufferers as pollen levels rise

13 May 2022

Pollen levels are expected to be high this weekend as temperatures rise, prompting a warning for sufferers, while a shortage of medicines continues.

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A day in the life of an 'angel'

A day in the life of an 'angel'

12 May 2022

To mark International Nurses' Day, our reporter visited one of the county's biggest hospitals to spend time on a busy ward.

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Could Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 cause another Covid-19 surge?

Could Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 cause another Covid-19 surge?

10 May 2022

Two new Omicron strains are causing a rise in Covid-19 cases in South Africa and UK health officials are watching closely.

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Possible link between dogs and rise in hepatitis cases in children being explored

Possible link between dogs and rise in hepatitis cases in children being explored

09 May 2022

Health officials investigating a sudden spike in hepatitis cases in children are exploring whether there is any possible link to the family pet.

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Teen's month-long wait for lifesaving op at Guy's hospital

Teen's month-long wait for lifesaving op at Guy's hospital

06 May 2022

A teen who suffered a collapsed lung has been stuck in hospital for a month waiting to be transferred to a specialist in London for a lifesaving op.

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Hero police officer stops little girl choking to death

Hero police officer stops little girl choking to death

04 May 2022

A mum has told how a heroic off-duty police officer saved her young daughter's life as she choked on a snack.

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'In my head life was over, I was putting myself in a box'

'In my head life was over, I was putting myself in a box'

04 May 2022

A dad diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease aged just 35 has spoken out and started a "bucket list" to help raise vital funds and inspire others.

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Five-year gender clinic wait causing 'mental health crisis'

Five-year gender clinic wait causing 'mental health crisis'

03 May 2022

Gender-diverse people now have to wait five years for initial gender clinic appointment, sparking fears the mental health impact is being overlooked.

MP raises cannabis fight in Commons

MP raises cannabis fight in Commons

02 May 2022

A Kent MP has spoken in parliament about a mother's campaign to have access to NHS funded medical cannabis for her epileptic daughter.

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Miles, 14, 'still fighting' after leg amputation

Miles, 14, 'still fighting' after leg amputation

29 April 2022

Friends and family are rallying round a sports-mad 14-year-old who has undergone a full leg amputation as he continues to battle cancer.

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Public appeal to honour nursing staff

Public appeal to honour nursing staff

27 April 2022

Hospital bosses are hoping the public will help them mark two key dates next month.

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