Day hospital bought by charity

Seaford Day Hospital August 31st 2012 E36005N
Seaford Day Hospital August 31st 2012 E36005N

The closed Seaford Day Hospital has been brought out by an independent charity, which promises services will return to the town next year.

Horder Healthcare, an independent healthcare charity that runs The Horder Centre, Crowborough and Horder Healthcare Eastbourne has purchased Seaford Day Hospital, which was shut down during a round of cuts to the National Health Service.

Planning to open in spring 2014, the organisation intends to fully refurbish the building and invest in brand new patient facilities for the community, offering consultant led orthopaedic and musculoskeletal (MSK) services, including physiotherapy, with ambitions to also provide diagnostic services such as X-ray.

Founded in 1954, the independent charity is recognised for its patient outcomes in orthopaedic surgery and standards of patient care.

The purchase of Seaford Day Hospital will enable the charity to offer its services to more patients within the community, providing services closer to their homes.

Di Thomas, chief executive of Horder Healthcare, said, “We are delighted to be opening a new healthcare facility in Seaford and in the new year look forward to talking to local people to determine local needs ensuring that our new facility is a real contribution to the community.”

The Horder Centre, part of Horder Healthcare, was recently reported in the leading health care publication Laing’s Healthcare Market News as consistently achieving well above the national average for hip operation outcomes.

Horder Healthcare works with orthopaedic consultants and MSK specialists covering a wide range of fields from their locations in Crowborough, Tunbridge Wells, Horley, Eastbourne, Healthfield and Pulborough.

These services include orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, pain management, extended scope physiotherapy, neurology, osteopathy, audiology and diagnostics.

The organisation also offer complimentary therapies and services including fitness classes, Pilates, yoga, reflexology and aromatherapy as well as working with health and wellbeing experts, journalists and dieticians to ensure an extensive range of health information is available to all via their website.

For more information about Horder Healthcare please visit