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Over-65s queue in car park for free flu jabs

Over-65s queue in car park for free flu jabs

18 September 2020

A GP surgery has given more than 600 older patients their free flu jabs in one marathon three-hour session. And more are on the way.

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Parents fear 'unauthorised absence' after school's Covid-19 case

Parents fear 'unauthorised absence' after school's Covid-19 case

18 September 2020

A pupil and some of her classmates were sent home from a Kent grammar school after a positive coronavirus test which has left some parents fuming.

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Flu jab every 60 seconds

Flu jab every 60 seconds

18 September 2020

Nurses racing to vaccinate patients against flu ahead of a feared second wave of Covid-19 administered one jab a minute at a special clinic.

'Stick with us' urges hospital boss amid uncertainty of Covid and winter pressures

'Stick with us' urges hospital boss amid uncertainty of Covid and winter pressures

18 September 2020

Patients are being urged to follow three simple messages to make sure hospitals and the health system copes during the winter period.

Trust's maternity ward failings scrutinised

Trust's maternity ward failings scrutinised

17 September 2020

A committee says a hospital trust needs to be held accountable for its actions after the avoidable deaths of newborn babies.

Flu jab 'is everyone's social responsibility'

Flu jab 'is everyone's social responsibility'

17 September 2020

A wider flu jab programme is being targeted this year as hospital chief urges community to get vaccine as second wave of Covid-19 looms this winter.

Huge cash boost for two Kent A&Es

Huge cash boost for two Kent A&Es

17 September 2020

Two hospitals in the county will benefit from a slice of £150m to improve A&E departments.

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'I'm exempt from wearing mask - so why can't I see my GP?'

'I'm exempt from wearing mask - so why can't I see my GP?'

16 September 2020

A patient refused entry to her GP surgery without a face mask says she is being discriminated against.

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Pizza Express staff test positive for Covid-19

Pizza Express staff test positive for Covid-19

12 September 2020

Employees at a Kent branch of a popular Italian restaurant chain have tested positive for coronavirus.

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'They helped save my baby's life - today she turns three'

'They helped save my baby's life - today she turns three'

12 September 2020

A little girl who was in a coma aged four months and airlifted to hospital is today celebrating her third birthday.

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'Increasing confidence' new super hospital will be built

'Increasing confidence' new super hospital will be built

12 September 2020

A health campaigner fighting for a new hospital in Kent has been encouraged by what he has heard from “people in the know”

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Kent Covid-19 cases highest for two months

Kent Covid-19 cases highest for two months

12 September 2020

Kent's public health director expects a significant spike of new Covid-19 cases in the county to grow further following the reopening of schools.

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Mum's wait for cystic fibrosis drug

Mum's wait for cystic fibrosis drug

11 September 2020

A woman who furiously campaigned for cystic fibrosis drugs to be on the NHS has said her own treatment has been delayed due to an infection.

'My baby's never going to be the same again'

'My baby's never going to be the same again'

10 September 2020

The mum of a disabled two-year-old who relies on oxygen 24 hours-a-day is raising money for an assistance dog for her little girl.

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Trust admits failings after grandfather's death

Trust admits failings after grandfather's death

10 September 2020

Hospital bosses have admitted a grandfather of seven who died from sepsis probably would have survived if he had been taken for further tests.

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'Men don't talk enough'

'Men don't talk enough'

10 September 2020

We spoke to the families of two men who took their own lives as statistics reveal suicides among men in Kent have soared.

Nurse offered nearest Covid-19 test 190 miles away

Nurse offered nearest Covid-19 test 190 miles away

09 September 2020

A key worker unable to return to work without a negative Covid-19 test was shocked to find the nearest appointment was a three hour drive away.

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Mum’s IBS diagnosis is actually terminal cancer

Mum’s IBS diagnosis is actually terminal cancer

08 September 2020

The husband of a woman who has been told she has terminal cancer after being diagnosed with IBS is raising money to get her private treatment.

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'Every patient should be able to say goodbye to their family'

'Every patient should be able to say goodbye to their family'

08 September 2020

A charity is helping hospice patients communicate with their loved ones by donating refurbished laptops and tablets.

New operators for healthcare services

New operators for healthcare services

07 September 2020

More than 40,000 patients have been updated on the future of their GP surgeries after a healthcare provider was stripped of its contracts to run them.

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