EASTBOURNE LibDems say hospital bosses are planning to shake-up paediatric services at the DGH from January 2024. 

East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has published proposals which the LibDems say bring the future of the DGH’s Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (SSPAU) into question. 

Some local clinicians have expressed concerns about these plans. 

Some are worried about impact on the quality of children’s healthcare. They’re also worried some children might instead have to go to Hastings for some care. 

Josh Babarinde, a number of clinicians, and local campaigners, are calling on hospital bosses to:

  1. Halt the plans immediately; and
  2. Launch a full consultation so families, clinicians, children’s professionals, and residents can have a say and protect paediatrics at the DGH. 

You can sign a petition here Protect Paediatrics at the DGH! – Eastbourne Liberal Democrats (eastbournelibdems.org.uk)