‘Delight’ over major refubishment of Eastbourne A&E

The A&E department of Eastbourne District General Hospital (DGH) has been unveiled after a major refurbishment.

Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 12:27 pm

The latest phase of modernising the emergency department has been completed, with patients and staff now able to access it using the official entrance.

The works cost £280,000 and included: the installation of air conditioning, new treatment cubicles, new cardiac monitoring equipment, eco-friendly lighting, a new waiting area, an updated mental health room along with a general refurbishment of the department.

Paul Cloves, clinical service manager at the hospital, said, “We are delighted to be in our new department offering our patients a more open and welcoming environment.

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“With covid still circulating in the local community we continue to operate a red and green department to ensure we provide safe care for our patients.

“To help keep everyone safe we would ask that patients attend the department on their own except for those accompanying minors.

“This is really important as it helps to maintain social distancing in the waiting area which in turn helps to keep both patients and staff safe.”

People with urgent medical problems are encouraged to contact NHS 111.

They can offer medical advice over the phone, advise someone if they need to go to the Emergency Department, or whether there is another more appropriate local service that they can access.

To get help from NHS 111 call 111 or go to 111.nhs.uk (for people aged 5 and over only).

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