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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