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East Sussex Hospitals to go into special measures

Two hospitals in Sussex - which have been at the centre of a long campaign to save their A&E and maternity departments - are to be placed in special measures after inspectors rated the health trust running them as inadequate.

The Care Quality Commission is expected to highlight problems at The District General Hospital in Eastbourne, and the Conquest Hospital in Hastings.

The south east now has six failing hospitals. The Medway Maritime in Gillingham, the William Harvey in Ashford, the Queen Mother in Margate, and Kent and Canterbury are also failing.

David Johns reports now from Eastbourne, speaking to campaigner Liz Walke; Lewes MP Maria Caulfield; and Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell.

Witness appeal after collision in Sussex

Sussex Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with a car in London Road in St Leonards-on-Sea.

Officers were called to the scene on Saturday 5th January. The collision between a silver Nissan and a 31-year-old local man happened at around 3.50pm.

The pedestrian was taken to the Conquest Hospital in Hastings suffering from serious, but not life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan, a 24-year-old local man, was not injured.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 0882 of 5/1.