THE Eastbourne DGH is ‘incredibly busy.’

It would normally be busy this time of the year with the winter spike.

Covid has made the situation even more challenging.

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust runs the DGH, Conquest and Bexhill Hospital.

David Walker, Medical Director for ESHT, said:

“Our hospitals in East Sussex are incredibly busy at the moment. We are now seeing triple the number of COVID-19 positive inpatients compared with the first peak and numbers are still increasing.

“Our teams are working incredibly hard to provide these patients with the best possible care, however we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone some routine surgery to ensure that those who need help most receive it.

”There are many things that you can do to help support us. Please use NHS services wisely – we are here for you when you need it, but please use 111 as your first point of call for non-critical care.”