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Health & Wellbeing

Crowborough news related to illness (physical and mental health), treatment and therapy. Local GP surgeries, pharmacies and Crowborough & Pembury Hospitals (nearest A&E) and the ambulance service plus other medical professionals in the area (osteopaths, chiropractors, podiatrists, health visitors, district nurses and midwives). High Weald Lewes Havens Clinical Commissioning Group. Local care homes. Inspections by the Care Quality Commission. Health prevention, obesity and fitness. Food hygiene. Support groups for medical conditions.

Rise in cases of contagious scarlet fever

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There has been a steep increase in the number of scarlet fever cases this season compared to last year, with a total of 1265...

Ban on smoking in cars to protect children

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Public health chiefs in East Sussex backs campaign to protect children from second-hand smoke in cars. Smoking in cars in which children are present will...
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How to drink less alcohol

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Research suggests young people are likely to drink less if awareness campaigns focus on the benefits of not drinking and how it can be achieved. Pointing out...

New helipads could speed up treatment of major trauma patients from Sussex

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Building work has started on a new hospital helipad in a move expected to benefit hundreds of critically injured patients a year from Sussex. King’s...

New research centre in Sussex to investigate Alzheimer’s

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A gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to 10 times will be the focus of a new research centre at...

Pembury Hospital told it requires improvement

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The Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury has been told by the watchdog that intensive and critical care services are inadequate and all other services...
Jim Hollins Tennis umpire Wealden Councillor St Johns

Still game, set and match for tennis umpire

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Tennis umpire Jim Hollins would have been forced to retire from the sport he loves if it were not for treatment received at The...
Crowborough Hospital with Two Ambulances Outside

Ambulances service fail to meet response times in Crowborough

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In the last three months paramedics only got to two of the most serious life-threatening calls in Crowborough within eight minutes. Calls to the ambulance...

Crowborough Leisure Centre to help tackle teenage obesity

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Update: New 'Girls Get Fit' class for 14 to 18 yr olds.  Tuesday and Thursday 4.30pm from March.   Crowborough Leisure Centre now has specially trained...
New clinic in Crowborough for the treated for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, those conditions which affect your muscles, joints or bones

A new clinic is to open in Crowborough to treat patients with muscle, bone...

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A new service is to be rolled-out across East Sussex so people with muscle, bone and joint conditions can be treated closer to home...