Have your say on future of hospital services at events

Eastbourne DGH District General Hospital. January 3rd 2013 E01014Q
Eastbourne DGH District General Hospital. January 3rd 2013 E01014Q

A series of events are taking place for the community to have the chance to share their views on the controversial options put forward on how the future of maternity and paediatric services will be delivered in the long term at the DGH.

The public consultation on the services, along with emergency gynaecology, was launched last week by the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

The first event taking place in Eastbourne is on Thursday January 30 at the DGH between 9am and 4pm. This is followed by another chance for people to share their views on Saturday February 1 at the Arndale Centre between 9am and 5.30pm.

The decision on how the services will be delivered at the DGH and the Conquest Hospital in Hastings falls to the three local East Sussex CCGs.

The six options published by the three groups do not include consultant-led maternity as both hospitals or in-patient paediatrics at both.

There would continue to be a short-stay paediatric assessment unit at both hospitals.

The chair of the three local CCGs said the safety and quality of its local services was its top priority.

For more information visit: www.betterbeginnings-nhs.net