Eastbourne Midwifery Unit is closed for Labour care/births with immediate effect until Friday.

This is due to ‘staffing challenges with the community team.’

Here’s the statement: “We understand this is distressing for families planning to give birth at EMU however we believe this to be the safest option to support all of the maternity services across ESHT at this time.

Please contact EMU or your community midwife with any concerns for this and remember that triage remains open 24/7 for any immediate concerns regarding your pregnancy.

This will be reviewed on Friday 22nd December and we will update as soon as we can.”