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Private hospital agrees to help with Covid surge

Private hospital agrees to help with Covid surge

10 January 2022

A private Kent hospital is on stand-by to help the NHS as the number of Covid cases continue to rise.

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Covid patients soar - as 60% in parts of Kent not had booster

Covid patients soar - as 60% in parts of Kent not had booster

08 January 2022

Covid patient numbers in Kent have almost doubled in a week - as the booster roll-out stalls in some parts of the county.

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Huge rise in hospital staff absences as half off due to Covid

Huge rise in hospital staff absences as half off due to Covid

08 January 2022

New figures show Kent hospital trusts have seen a staggering rise in the number of staff being forced off work due to Covid in recent weeks.

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Dental surgery moves into shopping centre

Dental surgery moves into shopping centre

06 January 2022

A dental practice has set up shop in a popular retail centre.

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Government urged to consider fourth jab for health staff

Government urged to consider fourth jab for health staff

06 January 2022

Kent MP Greg Clark has urged the Prime Minister to consider a fourth jab for hospital staff and carers.

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Family's shock as 'fit and healthy' dad, 27, dies of Covid

Family's shock as 'fit and healthy' dad, 27, dies of Covid

05 January 2022

A 'fit and healthy' 27-year-old father has died of Covid after spending six weeks in hospital.

Mum drives to Italy to get daughter Covid-19 vaccine

Mum drives to Italy to get daughter Covid-19 vaccine

05 January 2022

A mum who travelled across Europe to get her daughter, nine, a Covid-19 vaccine, has criticised the UK government's jab roll-out scheme.

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Record numbers for nursing and midwifery courses

Record numbers for nursing and midwifery courses

05 January 2022

The efforts of the NHS in the pandemic has inspired record numbers of people to ask for nursing or midwifery courses, say health chiefs.

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Runs to sign up for in Kent in 2022

Runs to sign up for in Kent in 2022

05 January 2022

What are your goals for the year? If getting fit and having something to aim for are part of them, we've found nine ways to get off the mark in 2022.

What are the self-isolation rules after a positive lateral flow test?

What are the self-isolation rules after a positive lateral flow test?

04 January 2022

Thousands of people are discovering they've got Covid as Omicron sweeps the country - here's what you should do if you get a positive test at home.

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Hospital's Covid 'surge hub' will be ready next week

Hospital's Covid 'surge hub' will be ready next week

04 January 2022

A temporary Nightingale ward capable of holding up to 100 patients will be completed next week in readiness for increased admissions.

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Inquest opens into deaths of mums after C-sections

Inquest opens into deaths of mums after C-sections

04 January 2022

A coroner opened an inquest into the deaths of two mums who died of herpes, following fears they were infected by the same surgeon.

Prime Minister expresses hospital staff shortage fears

Prime Minister expresses hospital staff shortage fears

03 January 2022

With one hospital recording a critical incident because of staff shortages, we examine the situation across Kent.

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Back to school: Secondary pupils to wear masks in class

Back to school: Secondary pupils to wear masks in class

02 January 2022

Pupils at secondary schools are to be told to wear masks in classrooms in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid.

'I owe my life to them'

'I owe my life to them'

31 December 2021

Three cricketers have been presented with a Humane Society Award after saving the life of their club chairman

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Amazing efforts of hospital staff celebrated

Amazing efforts of hospital staff celebrated

30 December 2021

Hospital staff and teams have been recognised for their incredible efforts in another tough year for health workers.

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'It's the only thing she'll eat and we can't find it anywhere'

'It's the only thing she'll eat and we can't find it anywhere'

30 December 2021

The mum of an autistic little girl with complex medical needs is urgently trying to track down pouches of the one type of baby food her daughter eats.

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Care home and hospital beds plan approved

Care home and hospital beds plan approved

30 December 2021

A care home and plans for extra hospital beds has been approved by councillors three years after it was first submitted.

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'We hope inquest will finally give us the answers we need'

'We hope inquest will finally give us the answers we need'

30 December 2021

A coroner has agreed to open inquests into the deaths of two mums who died of herpes, following fears they were infected by the same surgeon.

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Maternity visiting rules tightened at hospital

Maternity visiting rules tightened at hospital

29 December 2021

People joining women giving birth at one Kent hospital must show evidence of a negative lateral flow test as bosses try to combat the Omicron variant.

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