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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

Saturday protest planned to save walk-in centre

Campaigners aiming to keep the Station Plaza Walk-in Health Centre in Hastings town centre open plan to meet on Saturday to focus public attention on the threatened closure. The meeting will take place outside the walk-in centre, next to Hastings Railway Station at 1pm. The protesters, all Hastings residents, want to reinforce their message to the local […]

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 […]

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 […]