THERE has been anger locally after the DGH made changes to paediatric care.

Some fear it’s a downgrading of services for Eastbourne. Both Caroline Ansell and Josh Babarinde have expressed concern.

Here’s caroline: “This week I remained in contact with the hospital on its care and services for children and expectant mums.  

I’m a DGH mum myself, three times over, and I want every woman to have the choice to have her baby in Eastbourne.

Our highly valued midwife-led birth unit must be a 365 offer and we’re working together to achieve that.  

On paediatrics, the hospital is closely monitoring the changes they have made at the DGH and report a number of positive impacts. I continue to brief the Secretary of State.”