Category Archives: Public Health

Simple steps to keep warm and well this winter

WinterOLDER and vulnerable residents in East Sussex are urged to take action to ensure they don’t become a victim of cold weather this winter.

As the cold weather begins to bite, county public health chiefs have issued the appeal to over 65s and people with long-term health conditions, who are especially vulnerable to the effects of the cold. Continue reading

Don’t miss out on life-saving test, East Sussex women warned

AROUND a third of women in East Sussex have missed a life-saving test aimed at reducing their risk of cervical cancer, new figures have shown.

In line with falling national trends, three in ten women across East Sussex did not attend their last smear test – which can identify abnormal cells and prevent 75 per cent of cervical cancers. Continue reading

Home check service could help you stay warm

Al Spencer, from Wadhurst, had a new central heating system installed after having his Warm Home CheckVULNERABLE people who struggle to heat their home can benefit from a free service which offers advice and support to help them keep warm during the winter.

The Warm Home Check service provides a home visit to people on low incomes who are older, have children, are disabled or have a long-term health condition, or are in receipt of certain benefits. Continue reading