D-day for DGH

The future of threatened services at the DGH will be decided today.

The health overview and scrutiny committee (HOSC) will be meeting today at 2pm at County Hall in Lewes.

This is East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust final hurdle to overcome before it can push ahead with controversial plans to focus emergency orthopaedic surgery and emergency general surgery at the Conquest in Hastings – a move which would see an average of 15 patients a day have to travel between the two sites.

A coach-load of Save the DGH campaigners will protest at the meeting. They will also present a petition against the plans which has received more than 36,000 signatures.