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Why the Tories still cannot be trusted with our NHS

While the country’s ability to fight the Covid-19 virus continues to be hampered by the government’s insistence on prioritising private means over public resources, Michael Madden finds no reason to change the conclusion he arrived at in May, that the Tories cannot be trusted with our NHS.

Posted 18:42 Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Boris Johnson Emily Thornberry Michael Madden nhs Tories
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Lockdown photo exhibition spotlights town’s resilience

A photographic exhibition recording the lockdown experiences of Battle residents has launched. The display of over 50 pictures This is Our Battle by local photographer Darren Buss is taking place in the open air, using the town itself as a gallery. Alison Steel, media contact for the exhibition, reports.

Posted 09:40 Sunday, Sep 13, 2020 In: Public Arts Tags: Alison Steel Battle Darren Buss English Heritage lockdown nhs Photography
Laurie Temple leading an NHS staff well-being workshop

Stress management training films for NHS staff

For the past year Laurie Temple, who lives in Hastings, has been delivering stress management and mindfulness training workshops for the East Sussex NHS department of well-being for staff.  He is now about to make a series of related training films for NHS staff, and has launched a crowdfunding appeal to help finance them. HOT’s Paul Way-Rider reports.

Posted 19:56 Monday, Jul 20, 2020 In: Home Ground Tags: Jeanette Williams Laurie Temple nhs

Testing facilities improve but testing statistics still confuse

Life for key workers living locally who need testing for coronavirus has been made easier by the opening of a drive-through testing centre in Bexhill. Meanwhile the government is to provide funding to local authorities as it prepares to move into test-and-trace operations. However, the true testing capacity appears to a lot less than the government claims. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 10:22 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Healthcare Trust Matt Hancock Nadine Dorries nhs test-and-trace

Why the Tories cannot be trusted with our NHS

An assessment of how well the government has handled the coronavirus emergency will certainly be needed – but now is not the time, according to many voices. Michael Madden begs to differ, arguing that the controlling forces within the government are dedicated to the privatisation of the NHS and its subordination to market forces.

Posted 19:41 Thursday, May 21, 2020 In: Politics Tags: Boris Johnson Dominic Raab ERG Margaret Thatcher Michael Madden nhs Tories Winston Churchill

PPE lacking in Hastings surgeries as elsewhere

Evidence has emerged in Hastings of a lack of PPE – personal protective equipment – in GP surgeries even as controversy rages nationally over PPE supplies to frontline staff. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 20:18 Monday, Apr 13, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Care England Chris Hopson giles duley Hastings Makers for NHS & Keyworkers Holly Blake Jonathan Ashworth Legacy of War Matt Hancock nhs Nick Terdre PPE Priti Patel Royal College of Nursing

Council and partners set up community support hub

As the corona virus tightens its grip on society, there has been a heart-warming upswell across the country of support and offers of help for those who most need it – the elderly, vulnerable, those suffering from the virus and those who for whatever reason are unable to provide for themselves in conditions of lockdown. Hastings Borough Council, together with partners, has set up a community hub to coordinate the effort. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 12:47 Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 In: Covid-19 Tags: Bexhill Emergency Action Team community hub corona virus East Sussex County Council Hastings & St Leonards Neighbourhood Watch Hastings Borough Council Hastings Voluntary Action Heart of Hastings Huw Merriman Kevin Boorman Kim Forward nhs Nick Terdre RSA Rye Mutual Aid Group Sally-Ann Hart Steve Manwaring

Tories under fire on rail pledge and Brexit effects on NHS

Labour’s parliamentary candidate Peter Chowney has questioned Grant Shapps’ pledge to prioritise the introduction of a fast train service between Hastings and London if the Tories are re-elected. Meanwhile the Lib Dems has revealed figures showing increasing numbers of EU nationals deserting the NHS since the Brexit vote. Nick Terdre reports.

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