Events give public chance to find out about hospitals

THE COMMUNITY in Seaford can find out more about the future of local hospitals in Sussex and discuss the impact it will have on the town’s folk at a meeting taking place later this month.

A series of public events are taking place where members of the public can find out more about proposals regarding Eastbourne DGH and the Conquest Hospital in Hastings.

There is the chance to speak to clinicians and senior managers and pass on any views.

A health campaign action group was set up in Seaford in a bid to bring the community together and see improved facilities in the town. Residents, councillors and families have been fighting for better health services and town councillor Sam Adenii has been working alongside others to form the group Campaign for Action on Seaford Health (CASH).

Residents were left diappointed when the Primary Care Trust said it could no longer support plans to provide a health facility partly due to financial constraints.

Speaking of the latest meeting Cllr Adeniji, said, “It’s really important that we the people of Seaford turn out in force and let the local NHS know what are views are about their proposed changes and to made the local NHS aware of the vital role Eastbourne NHS plays in meeting the health needs of us the people of Seaford.

“If Eastbourne DGH is downsized, this means we, the people of Seaford may either have to travel to Brighton or Hastings for some of our health treatments.

“It is therefore vital that we attend all attend this meeting and air our views on the future of Eastbourne DGH.” The next meeting is a drop-in session and will be at Seaford Baptist Church in Belgrave Road on Thursday August 23 from 6pm to 8.30pm.