NHS at 72! The greatest anniversary tribute is staying safe

The National Health Service will be 72 on Sunday after experiencing what many have described as ‘the most challenging year in its history’. As pubs and restaurants plan their re-opening this weekend NHS leaders have been joined by bosses from blue light services and local authorities to urge people to pay a fitting tribute to […]

Garden waste collections starting again in Hastings

Hastings Borough Council (HBC) announced today that garden waste collections will restart from today. The collection of garden waste had been suspended in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Collections will take place on normal collection days which can be found via the online collection day look up on the HBC website. Colin Fitzgerald, lead councillor […]

Emergency health regulations come into effect

Emergency health regulations came into force on Saturday an in Hastings this means authorised officers from Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and East Sussex County Council (ESCC) have enforcement powers to enforce restrictions for social distancing and close premises. The following businesses must remain closed: Public houses Cinemas Theatres Nightclubs Bingo halls Concert halls Museums and galleries […]

Conquest rated ‘outstanding overall’ in Care Quality Commission inspection

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) as ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for providing both ‘caring’ and ‘effective’ services following their inspection in November and December 2019. The really good news from the inspection is that Hastings’ Conquest Hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall with Eastbourne DGH rated ‘good’ overall […]

Figures reveal ‘exodus’ of EU nationals from NHS posts in East Sussex

Brexit is making the staffing crisis at East Sussex Healthcare Trust even worse according to the Liberal Democrats. Figures published by the Lib Dems reveal that 84 EU staff working at East Sussex Healthcare Trust have already left the health service this year, including 27 nurses and midwives. In the three years since the Brexit […]

Hollington GP attacks government’s ‘dismal record’ on NHS

Only 81 per cent of patients arriving at accident and emergency in Hastings were treated or admitted within four hours in October 2019, according to figures published by NHS England last week.That’s well below the official target of 95 per cent of patients attending A&E being admitted, transferred or discharged within four hours.Nationally, the 95 per […]