Hustings audience demands election candidates take the NHS ‘off the table’

Local residents in Hastings and Rye are demanding their General Election candidates take the NHS ‘off the table’ in a trade deal with the USA, by ending privatisation. Candidates from all parties standing in Hastings and Rye were asked to make the pledge at Station Plaza Health Centre on December 8th but only Labour’s Peter […]

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 […]

It’s officially official! People power has saved the walk-in centre

You did it! Thousands of people signed petitions, campaigned and lobbied their elected representatives and the upshot of it all is that Hastings’ GP walk-in centre has officially been saved. Seen as a crucial resource for the sick and disadvantaged in our town health bosses had threatened to close the centre and relocate its services […]

Labour claims victory in campaign to save Station Plaza walk-in centre

It looks like the Station Plaza NHS walk-in centre has been saved and the local Labour party is claiming credit for the victory after a vigorous campaign by Labour and union activists. Last year health bosses had threatened to close the centre and relocate its services to the Conquest Hospital but a series of protests – […]

Developing a sustainable approach to improving health in our town

Health bosses in East Sussex highlighted challenges and showcased successes when they welcomed a leading government adviser to Hastings. Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care and National Institute for Health Research lead, visited the borough as part of a countrywide tour of local authorities to hear […]

NHS boss praises efforts of Conquest charity team

Last year Friends of Conquest Hospital raised more the £260,000 to support a wide range of services and projects at the hospital. Last week Chief Executive of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) Dr Adrian Bull came to Hastings to attend the Friends of Conquest Hospital monthly meeting to thank the committee for their huge […]

Are children’s lives at risk if shake-up of ENT services goes ahead?

There’s mounting opposition among doctors in Hastings and Eastbourne to what they consider an ‘unjustified’ plan to move Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) services out of Hastings say local Labour campaigners Party activists say they have uncovered damning evidence that the shake-up in ENT services in Hastings would make it less, not more, safe for […]

UPDATED – Fight goes on to secure future of Station Plaza walk-in centre

Saturday’s protest outside the NHS walk-in centre at Station Plaza in Hastings town centre can have left health bosses in no doubt that local people are determined to ensure the centre stays open Around 75 people took part in the protest including a bus load of people who had travelled from Ore and two homeless […]