HEALTH campaigners fear the Eastbourne DGH could soon be part of a huge Trust.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, which runs hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath, plans a merger with Western Sussex Hospitals, which runs hospitals in Shoreham, Worthing and Chichester.

Eastbourne campaigners claim that may only be the start.

East Sussex Save The NHS Campaign Forum claim: “By next April we could be seeing our hospital trust merging with the trust in West Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

“This could have far reaching implications for both patients and staff.

“We are already involved in campaigning against the creation of a large coastal mega trust.”

We will ask the DGH on Monday for a comment. Is it true? Would it be good?