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 […]

Public meeting planned over future of Hastings’ walk-in centre

The battle to save the walk-in centre at the Station Plaza health centre took to the airwaves of BBC Radio Sussex last night. In an interview with drive-time presenter Sarah Gorrell leader of Hastings Borough Council (HBC) and Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Hastings and Rye Peter Chowney said he was not just opposed to the […]

‘Hard work’ pays off as special measures lifted at Conquest

The Conquest Hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, is no longer in special measures news that has been warmly welcomed by local MPs. The trust is made up of the Conquest and Eastbourne District General Hospital. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) this week published a report following their latest inspection of the two hospitals […]

Council to fight Station Plaza drop-in centre relocation plans

Plans to close the drop-in centre at the Station Plaza Health Centre and relocate it to the Conquest Hospital do not make sense according to Hastings Borough Councillors. Meeting on Wednesday night they agreed that HBC should write to the local Clinical Commissioning Group which is responsible for the decision, to lodge an objection in […]