EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell says borough council leader David Tutt is ‘totally wrong’ in a row about the DGH.

Tutt said this last week: “I was very pleased to hear the announcement that Eastbourne is going to get a new hospital. 

“I look forward to receiving details of the plans and sincerely trust that these will include the return of Consultant led Maternity services to the town. 

“In a new hospital serving a community the size of Eastbourne, this must be seen as an essential service and failure to include this would be something for which the Government would not be forgiven.”

Caroline Ansell has today hit back.

She said: “I was sorry to see the Council Leader last week suggesting the government “would not be forgiven” if that didn’t happen. 

This is, of course, totally wrong. The government has dedicated the money, it is now up to our local NHS trust to decide how it is spent. Any decision about consultant-led maternity will be made in Eastbourne.”