EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell says she been making sure the government hasn’t forgotten our town with its ongoing huge investment.

She said: “Last Friday, was a momentous day for Eastbourne when it was announced a new hospital is to be built in the town.   

“What this means is we are set to have state-of-the-art health services on the existing DGH site in what is the biggest investment in our local NHS for a generation.

“The hospital is a beating heart in our community and this is a huge boost for patients, staff and the whole town.     

“It’s all part of the government’s plan to modernise the NHS and to level up the country.

“Quite a bit of this levelling up focus has been in the midlands and the north but I have not let my Westminster colleagues forget the south-east either as this huge investment of hundreds of millions of pounds demonstrates.   

“There is much work to do now for our local NHS trust, which has already been given money to develop and enable the plans.

“New planning permissions will need to be sought and given and further design decisions made.   

“All of this is work behind the scenes but I have already spoken with the Hospital Chief Exec and the Minister since last Friday’s announcement and things will move at pace. 

“I will keep you updated on progress as the plans for the new hospital develop. “