Historian wants to fund medical centre with book
An author is hoping to raise enough funds through the sale of his latest book to help fund the building of a new medical centre.
Paul O’Callaghan is an expert in local railways and earlier this year he published his second book on the subject, called East Sussex Coastal Railways Volume Two: The Branch Line and other railways. Priced £7.99 the A5 book runs to 82 pages and is packed with a host of colour images and research looking at the numerous rail lines which run off the main Ashford to Brighton route, including both full and narrow gauge railways.
The book delves into the history of local lines which have helped shape the region and communities around them and played a crucial part in the development of East Sussex’s transport infrastructure.
But, while it promises to be an interesting read for any local rail enthusiasts, there is another reason for people to support the book.
Mr O’Callaghan was diagnosed with paresis of the inner ear and vestibular neuronitis back in 2002 and has suffered from constant vertigo since being struck down with the condition. After growing frustrated at what he says was a lack of appropriate care from the local NHS, Mr O’Callaghan decided to look into setting up a new medical centre to support anyone who has fallen foul of medical negligence.
The author has now identified two potential sites in Eastbourne and nearby Brighton and is confident he can find the funds to see the project through. And, as well as each centre providing medical reference libraries, advice services and alternative treatments, Mr O’Callaghan wants to establish a news studio which will be available to anyone campaigning against wrong-doing in the NHS.
Visit www.sbpublications.co.uk for information or to order a copy.
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