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The hepatitis signs parents should check for amid mystery spike in cases

The hepatitis signs parents should check for amid mystery spike in cases

07 April 2022

Parents are being urged to look out for signs of hepatitis in their children as medics investigate 70 cases with no obvious cause.

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Covid jabs for children aged five to 11 to start next week

Covid jabs for children aged five to 11 to start next week

31 March 2022

Covid-19 vaccine appointments are to be available to all children from Saturday as the national roll-out extends to youngsters next week.

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Abortion law change vital for 'women’s dignity'

Abortion law change vital for 'women’s dignity'

31 March 2022

Pregnant women will be able to access abortion services at home after MPs reversed a government proposal to remove the provision.

Hospital car park reopens after 'surge hub' dismantled

Hospital car park reopens after 'surge hub' dismantled

30 March 2022

A hospital car park has been resurfaced and is back open after a temporary Covid-19 ward built in its place was taken down.

Who will still get free Covid tests after Friday?

Who will still get free Covid tests after Friday?

28 March 2022

Covid cases are surging but access to free lateral flow tests is being scaled back from this Friday.

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Work on new 60,000 sq ft cannabis plant facility starts

Work on new 60,000 sq ft cannabis plant facility starts

25 March 2022

A new 60,000 sq ft medical cannabis plant facility is being built in part of Kent.

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'Not every cough is Covid-19'

'Not every cough is Covid-19'

24 March 2022

Cases of tuberculosis are on the rise and health officials are concerned people may be mistaking their symptoms for coronavirus.

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Air quality warning as Kent's pollution levels remain high

Air quality warning as Kent's pollution levels remain high

23 March 2022

Air pollution levels could hit very high levels in Kent today, say forecasters monitoring air quality, prompting a warning for the most vulnerable.

Almost 100 sewage spills at Kent blue flag beach

Almost 100 sewage spills at Kent blue flag beach

19 March 2022

A Blue Flag beach at a Kent seaside resort had 92 sewage spills last summer. But swimmers insist it's 'cleaner than ever'.

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£500k plan to attract GPs to most deprived areas

£500k plan to attract GPs to most deprived areas

18 March 2022

NHS chiefs have revealed a plan and funding package to attract new doctors to work in the most deprived areas of the county.

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School shares update after child airlifted to hospital

School shares update after child airlifted to hospital

17 March 2022

A Year 6 pupil who was airlifted to a London hospital after falling suddenly ill at school is awake and in a stable condition

Mental health inpatient 'wouldn't have died if observation was increased'

Mental health inpatient 'wouldn't have died if observation was increased'

17 March 2022

A rape victim who was found dead at a mental health hospital "wouldn't have died" if nurses increased observation, an inquest has heard.

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Air ambulance called to primary school

Air ambulance called to primary school

16 March 2022

Emergency services have descended on a primary school following a medical incident involving a child.

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Plans to turn part of GP surgery into flat

Plans to turn part of GP surgery into flat

16 March 2022

A GP surgery is applying to convert part of its first floor into a two bedroom flat.

'Cases are rising fast - but we have to learn to live with virus'

'Cases are rising fast - but we have to learn to live with virus'

16 March 2022

Covid cases have risen by nearly 80% in Kent in the past week - but many feel it is time to 'get on with life and stop living in fear'.

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Gran, 80, is country's longest serving female blood donor

Gran, 80, is country's longest serving female blood donor

14 March 2022

A great-grandmother who has given more than 130 pints of blood over 56 years is thought to be the longest serving donor in the country.

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Air ambulance lands on football field

Air ambulance lands on football field

12 March 2022

The air ambulance has been called out to a medical incident.

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Residents' fears as tests uncover 'harmful' pollution

Residents' fears as tests uncover 'harmful' pollution

12 March 2022

Campaigners are calling for increased testing after finding “deeply concerning” levels of bacteria in the sea.

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The Kent district where Covid cases are up 70% in a week

The Kent district where Covid cases are up 70% in a week

12 March 2022

Infections are on the rise again across the county - but do we need to worry?

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Ambulance service moves to highest alert level

Ambulance service moves to highest alert level

11 March 2022

Kent's ambulance service has moved to its highest level, indicating 'extreme pressure'.

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