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Patients who survived

The first patient has been discharged from Conquest’s Baird Ward following successful treatment for Covid-19 using a novel type of non-invasive ventilation. Other survivors of the virus have been discharged from East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust hospitals. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 13:22 Sunday, May 3, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Conquest CPAP Eastbourne District Jon McMullan Lily Kitcher Nick Terdre Uma Pradhan

Coronavirus statistical update: UK heads towards highest death toll in Europe

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Latest figures show that the UK is heading towards the highest death toll in Europe.

Posted 21:42 Friday, May 1, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Nick Terdre Russell Hall statistics

Testing for coronavirus – where have we got to?

Is health secretary Matt Hancock on course to meet his target of 100,000 tests a day by the end of April? He’s only got two more days to get there. The target is his – government colleagues have claimed he set it by himself, and even that he made it up on the spur of the moment. And did he mean 100,000 tests carried out, or just capacity to carry out 100,000 tests? Russell Hall, who also did the chart, and Nick Terdre look into the current state of testing.

Posted 15:52 Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: covid-19 National picture UK

£10m fund to help fishermen hard hit by coronavirus

A £10m fund set up by the government to help fisheries has been welcomed by Paul Joy of the Hastings Fisheries Protection Society, but is unlikely to benefit all local fishermen. Report by Nick Terdre, photos by Chandra Masoliver.

Posted 12:45 Friday, Apr 24, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: DEFRA Fishing George Eustace Paul Joy

Community initiative provides emergency food in Broomgrove Estate

As individuals, families and businesses continue to adapt and change the way we live our lives in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Hastings Voluntary Action recently revealed a collaboration with local organisations to continue the efforts of a local Hastings foodbank. Hastings Voluntary Action issued the following press release.

Posted 18:16 Thursday, Apr 23, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Dom's Food Mission food banks Hastings Voluntary Action

Coronavirus, the climate crisis and the need to stay connected

Artist and climate change campaigner Beccy McCray shares her thoughts about the current global pandemic and climate change.

Posted 16:15 In: Covid-19 Tags: Beccy Mccray Climate Crisis coronavirus covid-19 When The Oak Spoke Wood People Connective

Coronavirus statistical update: latest data attest to growing number of deaths outside hospitals

As the coronavirus works its way towards peak effect, HOT is providing a regular update of the statistics for our region and the country provided by the public health authorities and other official sources. Evidence is accruing of a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 deaths taking place in care homes and other non hospital settings

Posted 21:47 Wednesday, Apr 22, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: coronavirus covid-19-archive Russell Hall statistics

Care homes in the spotlight: PPE lacking and death toll under-reported

Nearly four weeks after the UK entered into lockdown, care homes have finally hit the headlines, as issues such as the lack of personal protective equipment for staff and the substantial under-reporting of deaths among residents come to the fore. In Hastings grassroots suppliers are helping to fill the equipment gap, while East Sussex County Council is also taking action to improve the supply of PPE. Care sector sources are talking of fatalities in the thousands. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 18:05 Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: care homes Care Quality Commission ESCC Hastings Makers National Care Forum Nick Terdre PPE Reece Dreavyn
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