Recent NHS England Data has showed a 10 years high of 4.3 million patients on the waiting list and over 200,000 waiting over six months. Jonathan Ashworth MP Shadow Secretary of state for Health says this exposes an NHS pushed to the brink. “Behind every statistic is a real person whose life is on hold waiting longer and longer in pain, distress and anxiety for treatment.”

Labour and health trade unions have warned Matt Hancock, who replaced Jeremy Hunt as the health and social care secretary last week, that the NHS’s ability to get back to meeting key performance targets on waiting times will define his time in the post.

Earlier this year Labour Party member Lucette Davies launched the Eastbourne based East Sussex Save the NHS Campaign. For more information or if you would like to #makeadifference and support  the campaign: –


Click on the link below for an update on the local NHS position: –

Updating on the position of East Sussex Healthcare Trust


Poster for NHS film
Poster for NHS film

Groundswell: The Grassroots battle for the NHS

All are invited. The film will be shown at the Crown and Anchor on Marine Parade in Eastbourne from 2pm onwards. John Furse will be screening his film Groundswell – The Grassroots Battle for the NHS in Eastbourne on 20th January. We will be upstairs in the Crown and Anchor from 2pm onwards and will have a short time for Q&A afterwards

Please register on Eventbrite if you wish to attend


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