Consultation underway

A CONSULTATION into controversial plans to centralise a trio of key services at either the DGH or the Conquest in Hastings is underway.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust wants to hear local views on the proposals, which would see stroke care, general surgery and orthopaedics based at one of the other of the hospitals.

Campaigners have criticised the amount of travelling patients would have to do but health bosses say it would lead to an improvement in standards.

To download a copy of the consultation document or a summary document visit www.esht.nhs.uk/shapingourfuture.

Alternatively people can order a paper copy of the document by calling 01273 485300.