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Kent MP blasts Covid test shortage as cases rise

Kent MP blasts Covid test shortage as cases rise

29 December 2021

An MP has expressed his frustration at the "gridlock" in the availability of Covid testing kits.

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'Miles’ whole life changed on that day'

'Miles’ whole life changed on that day'

24 December 2021

A brave 14-year-old cricket star is undergoing gruelling chemotherapy after being diagnosed with aggressive bone cancer.

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Residents in care home lived in 'appalling conditions'

Residents in care home lived in 'appalling conditions'

23 December 2021

Inspectors found faeces on pillows and no toilet paper in lavatories when they sprang a surprise visit on a care home, according to a shocking report.

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Hundreds of army personnel vaccinated

Hundreds of army personnel vaccinated

23 December 2021

A pop-up clinic at a barracks has ensured army staff have been jabbed in time for Christmas

Generator leads stolen from vaccine centre

Generator leads stolen from vaccine centre

23 December 2021

Leads from a generator at a vaccine centre have been stolen putting a vaccine centre at risk.

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Covid test sites to open on Christmas Day

Covid test sites to open on Christmas Day

22 December 2021

Covid test sites will open on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as cases continue to rise across the country.

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Caution urged for Christmas socialising

Caution urged for Christmas socialising

21 December 2021

Rapidly increasing Covid cases is leading to a warning to residents to “think carefully” about socialising before joining family for Christmas.

Mum thanks medics who saved her life

Mum thanks medics who saved her life

21 December 2021

A mother-of-two whose heart stopped beating for 20 minutes when she collapsed at work has been reunited with the ambulance crew who saved her life.

Hospital gets greenlight for new mental health ward

Hospital gets greenlight for new mental health ward

21 December 2021

Plans for a new mental health ward have been approved, despite one councillor describing it as "soul destroying".

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Covid jab centre set up in unused hospital ward

Covid jab centre set up in unused hospital ward

20 December 2021

Health bosses trying to complete the government's booster jab programme have commandeered a mothballed hospital ward as a vaccination centre.

'He could end up in hospital this Christmas without GP service'

'He could end up in hospital this Christmas without GP service'

20 December 2021

A patient who relies on eConsult to manage her husband's condition says she fears for his health as her surgery closes the service for two weeks.

Kent hospitals introduce new visitor rules

Kent hospitals introduce new visitor rules

17 December 2021

Multiple changes are being introduced to Kent hospitals as coronavirus cases begin to surge.

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'We've had GP staff quitting because of abuse'

'We've had GP staff quitting because of abuse'

17 December 2021

A health centre says it will be forced to remove patients from its list if verbal attacks on its staff continues.

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Hospital to become new Covid vaccination centre?

Hospital to become new Covid vaccination centre?

17 December 2021

Staff are preparing to convert an unused hospital ward into a new Covid vaccine centre, it is said.

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Anti-vaccine leaflet distributed to homes

Anti-vaccine leaflet distributed to homes

17 December 2021

An official-looking anti-vaccine leaflet has been condemned as "scaremongering and reprehensible."

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Boss of 'outstanding' London hospital to take over scandal-hit Kent trust

Boss of 'outstanding' London hospital to take over scandal-hit Kent trust

17 December 2021

The woman tasked with turning around a troubled hospitals trust in Kent will arrive with a track record among England's best.

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'Love Island star inspired me to fight for cancer diagnosis'

'Love Island star inspired me to fight for cancer diagnosis'

17 December 2021

A 24-year-old who was told a cancerous lump in her neck was benign was inspired by a Love Island star to fight for a second and third opinion.

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'You can't take pictures, but we've got croissants'

'You can't take pictures, but we've got croissants'

16 December 2021

When our reporter was invited to a press appearance with Boris Johnson in East Kent, he spent more time staring at pastries than the PM.

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Queueless walk-in centre urges: 'Come for booster today'

Queueless walk-in centre urges: 'Come for booster today'

16 December 2021

The manager of a walk-in vaccine site with 'no queue' is urging people to drop in for a Covid booster.

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'We can't work an eight-day week'

'We can't work an eight-day week'

16 December 2021

GPs attempting to administer Covid booster jabs to every adult by the new year say it is 'a huge challenge'.

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