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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 Nadine Dorries nhs test-and-trace testing

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 nhs Nick Terdre PPE 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.

Posted 17:18 Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019 In: Election 2019 Tags: Brexit Emlyn Jones EU Grant Shapps labour Lib Dems Marshlink nhs Nick Perry Nick Terdre Peter Chowney Sally-Ann Hart Tories

Celebrate outside the Walk-in Centre at 11am this Saturday!

Hastings has moved closer to keeping its walk-in medical centre at Station Plaza – after a vigorous campaign by local people, Labour Party members and union activists. HOT’s Erica Smith is happy to share the news and invites you to gather in front of the Walk-in Centre at 11am THIS Saturday (17 August) for a last group hug outside this valuable resource.

Posted 20:46 Wednesday, Aug 14, 2019 In: Campaigns Tags: Amber Rudd MP CCGs Hastings nhs NHS in crisis Peter Chowney Save the Walk-In centre Walk-in Centre

Corbyn in Hastings to consult about NHS and social care

On Thursday 17 January, Hastings will host a consultation event to feed into Labour Party policy. The subject will be the NHS and social care. There will be two parts to the event – a rally at 10am with addresses by Jeremy Corbyn and other speakers, followed by a more focused consultation event in the afternoon. Local Labour Party member Erica Smith reports.

A Welfare Benefit Specialist Adviser’s point of view of the current crisis of the benefit system

Becky Polain (not pictured above) has worked since leaving college, solely in benefits, over twelve years for the DSS/DWP and over nine years for a local charity, HARC, that specialises in welfare benefit advice and representation in one of the poorest and most deprived areas of the country. She has witnessed the systematic destruction of a support system, designed to help those that need it most, to create a widespread situation of poverty, ill-health and despair. She shares her thoughts below.

Posted 09:05 Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018 In: Politics Tags: Amber Rudd ATOS Employment and Support Allowance ESA Maximus nhs PIP police Secretary of State for the Department for Work and Pensions UC Universal Credit
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