Protest over hospital changes

Controversial plans to move key services from one Sussex hospital to another triggered a major protest in Eastbourne today.

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Controversial plans to move key services from one Sussex hospital to another triggered a major protest in Eastbourne today.

Health chiefs want to concentrate stroke, general surgery and orthopaedic services at either The Conquest in Hastings or Eastbourne District General. They say it will speed up treatment of patients. But campaigners fear it could reduce Eastbourne to little more than a 'cottage hospital'.

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