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Supermarket closed for medical emergency

Supermarket closed for medical emergency

05 December 2021

A supermarket in a town centre had to be evacuated while emergency services were called to a medical incident.

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Carer shortage fears after homes forced to lay off unjabbed staff

Carer shortage fears after homes forced to lay off unjabbed staff

05 December 2021

Care firm bosses forced to lay off unvaccinated staff because of new government rules fear the move will exacerbate massive worker shortages.

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Doctor killed and GP husband seriously hurt in tragic accident

Doctor killed and GP husband seriously hurt in tragic accident

03 December 2021

A well-respected GP has been moved out of intensive care three weeks after a freak accident which claimed the life of his doctor wife.

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'If they'd got here sooner he'd still be alive'

'If they'd got here sooner he'd still be alive'

02 December 2021

A widow whose husband died after waiting two hours for an ambulance believes he would have survived if he had been reached sooner.

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Teen starts walking again after brutal gang attack

Teen starts walking again after brutal gang attack

02 December 2021

A teenager left brain damaged after a brutal gang attack is learning to walk again with the help of a fundraiser run by a KentOnline sister paper.

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Branson health company Virgin Care 'acquired by' Twenty20 Capital

Branson health company Virgin Care 'acquired by' Twenty20 Capital

01 December 2021

Shocked staff at four Kent community hospitals woke this morning to learn Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Care had been acquired by an investment firm.

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Siblings raise more than £10,000 in tributes for dad

Siblings raise more than £10,000 in tributes for dad

01 December 2021

A brother and sister have gone above and beyond to raise thousands of pounds for charity, in memory of their dad who passed away from Alzheimer's.

Family's appeal as boy, 5, fights for life with Covid

Family's appeal as boy, 5, fights for life with Covid

30 November 2021

A five-year-old boy living with one of the world's rarest life-limiting conditions is seriously ill in hospital after contracting Covid.

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Covid jab 'hell' as elderly forced to wait three hours in supermarket car park

Covid jab 'hell' as elderly forced to wait three hours in supermarket car park

29 November 2021

Hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people forced to wait outside for than three house in almost sub-zero temperatures for their Covid booster jabs.

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'We're at risk of new Covid pingdemic'

'We're at risk of new Covid pingdemic'

29 November 2021

Tougher Covid rules set to be enforced in response to the Omicron variant could spark a new “pingdemic”, a Kent MP has warned.

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Omicron: Everything we know about the new Covid-19 variant so far

Omicron: Everything we know about the new Covid-19 variant so far

29 November 2021

It's the Covid variant causing concern worldwide, with the WHO describing it as a very high global risk, but what do we know about Omicron so far?

Casualty actor’s real-life hospital horror

Casualty actor’s real-life hospital horror

28 November 2021

Actor Phil Goldacre lost both his legs from sepsis and diabetes but is in demand more than ever as TV companies seek him out for disabled roles.

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New £12.65m mental health unit

New £12.65m mental health unit

26 November 2021

A new building will end dormitory wards for the over 65s suffering severe mental illness.

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Improvements at hospital which had to shut services

Improvements at hospital which had to shut services

26 November 2021

A hospital has been given a positive rating a year after it closed mental health services for children and adolescents after a damning inspection.

'Just one day to find my mum a new home'

'Just one day to find my mum a new home'

26 November 2021

A dementia sufferer was given just one day to search for a new place to live after her care home made the shock decision to shut down.

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Scientists warn of new Covid variant with 'horrific' mutations

Scientists warn of new Covid variant with 'horrific' mutations

25 November 2021

Concerns are growing about a new Covid19 variant, detected in Africa, with mutations that may make it the worse strain yet.

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Cosmetic surgery ads aimed at under 18s to be banned

Cosmetic surgery ads aimed at under 18s to be banned

25 November 2021

Adverts that promote cosmetic surgery procedures, which change a person's appearance, are to be banned from targetting teenagers.

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150,000 patients waiting for hospital treatment

150,000 patients waiting for hospital treatment

25 November 2021

Hospitals are under huge pressure to deal with a backlog of patients as figures reveal those waiting across Kent has increased by a third.

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Baroness: Supermarket in a bus is 'just the ticket’

Baroness: Supermarket in a bus is 'just the ticket’

25 November 2021

Former national newspaper editor and food poverty campaigner Baroness Rosie Boycott hitched a ride on a bus to try out its mobile supermarket.

Patients 'anxious' after blood clinics are axed

Patients 'anxious' after blood clinics are axed

24 November 2021

Protesters holding banners marched through a town to demand the return of blood clinics at their hospital.

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