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 […]

Shoulder to shoulder in the fight against cancer

Advances in technology and treatment of cancer mean nothing if the country does not have the staff within the NHS to deliver them. That was the clear message from Shaun Walsh, Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns at Cancer Research UK when he met Hastings MP Amber Rudd last week as she gave her backing […]

Have campaigners won the battle to save NHS walk-in centre?

The future of the walk-in centre at Station Plaza in Hastings town centre looks like it’s been secured but it might NOT be called a walk-in centre anymore! Erica Smith who launched a petition to defend he centre from closure more than a month ago attended the Health Overview Scrutiny Committee (HOSC) that met at County […]

Public have their say over future of NHS walk-in centre

Money may not be the only consideration in plans being discussed that would see the closure of the Station Plaza NHS Walk-in Centre. According to Lindsey Williams, who attended a public meeting held last Friday to discuss the threatened closure, the reasons given were down to plans to redefine the commissioning of health care centres […]

UPDATED – Walk-in centre public meeting being held next Friday

There’s a public meeting next Friday in Sussex Coast College for local people to say why they wants the Station Plaza NHS walk-in centre to stay open. The meeting is to be chaired by local MP Amber Rudd and in attendance will be Amanda Philpott, the Chief Officer for the NHS Hastings and Rother Clinical […]