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Trust warned on surgery 18 months before death

Trust warned on surgery 18 months before death

15 April 2018

A patient's tragic hospital death could have been avoided if staff had heeded a warning from 18 months before, an inquest's heard.

Man opens up about cancer battle

Man opens up about cancer battle

13 April 2018

A man who was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease aged just 24 has spoken of life with cancer.

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Would you donate an organ?

Would you donate an organ?

10 April 2018

Newly-released figures show nearly half of Kent's population is on the Organ Donor register.

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Measles outbreak reaches Kent

Measles outbreak reaches Kent

09 April 2018

A warning has been issued after the first confirmed case of measles in the county since 2016.

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Sugar tax could spark 'pub closures'

Sugar tax could spark 'pub closures'

09 April 2018

Attempts by the government to make us healthier could backfire on Kent's pubs.

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Hospital staff wouldn't want loved ones treated at their hospitals

Hospital staff wouldn't want loved ones treated at their hospitals

06 April 2018

More than a third of staff employed by a Kent hospital trust say it doesn't put patient care first.

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Women earning 25% less than men at Kent health trust

Women earning 25% less than men at Kent health trust

05 April 2018

Female staff at the trust running two of Kent's biggest hospitals earn significantly less than men on average, according to the latest figures.

Air ambulance flies off to new base

Air ambulance flies off to new base

04 April 2018

Kent's air ambulance service is preparing to return to its former base in Rochester after 18 years in Marden.

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Kent teenagers offered meningitis vaccine trial

Kent teenagers offered meningitis vaccine trial

28 March 2018

A world-leading study has been launched to learn if vaccinating teenagers could help protect them and others from infection.

New town with 10,000 homes served by one medical centre

New town with 10,000 homes served by one medical centre

27 March 2018

The masterplan for a new garden town has been unveiled, and it includes just one health centre to serve 10,000 homes.

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Family raise £100,000 in memory of daughter

Family raise £100,000 in memory of daughter

23 March 2018

Heartbroken parents of a one-year-old girl who lost her life to meningitis and septicaemia were determined to do something positive to mark her life.

Multi-million pound GP extension plan

Multi-million pound GP extension plan

21 March 2018

Councillors are to consider a proposal to create a state-of-the-art health facility that would cater for up to 32,000 patients.

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Virtual GP service for patients

Virtual GP service for patients

20 March 2018

A service that allows a doctor to examine their patients from hundreds of miles away has opened at a community hospital.

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Universities to form county's first medical school

Universities to form county's first medical school

20 March 2018

Government funding has been awarded to two universities to create Kent's first medical school in the hope of boosting recruitment.

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4½ ways to put some steps in your spring this Easter

4½ ways to put some steps in your spring this Easter

19 March 2018

Sponsored editorial: With so many sugary temptations around in the coming weeks, spring is a great time to get your family active.

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Nurse works at hospital which saved her life

Nurse works at hospital which saved her life

18 March 2018

A baby born 30 years ago weighing less than a bag of sugar is now a nurse at the same hospital which saved her life.

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Council under fire for cigarette investments

Council under fire for cigarette investments

16 March 2018

A council's investment in tobacco companies has come in for renewed criticism, with some dubbing it hypocritical.

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Terminally ill dad who wed sweetheart leaves legacy

Terminally ill dad who wed sweetheart leaves legacy

16 March 2018

The family of a terminally ill man who married in hospital have helped patients after his death.

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Kent marks National No Smoking Day

Kent marks National No Smoking Day

14 March 2018

As the costs of cigarettes continue to rise the NHS is encouraging people to kick the habit once and for all.

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Faulty pipes set for fix after pumping sewage into sea

Faulty pipes set for fix after pumping sewage into sea

14 March 2018

Work has begun to fix misconnected pipes that are pumping waste water from toilets, kitchens and bathrooms into the sea.

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