THE timeline of when Eastbourne gets its new hospital has been revealed.

This is the plan:

TIMELINE – NOW

  • Business case, planning, consultation, enabling works..
  • Already involved: Architects, energy specialists, finance advisors..
  • 2023 Construction starts
  • 2025 Target Completion date
  • NEW BUILD OPTION ( our preferred scheme).

Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell said: “I was pleased to meet hospital leaders at a briefing on the prospective plans.
“All dates are subject to the business case and planning approval)

“We would see a new multi-story car park built because the footprint of the new build hospital is in the existing car park. We would keep the current endoscopy building (it’s still very new).”

Results from early public engagement on, “what would an improved hospital mean for you?” include improved *wayfinding, *appearance, *waiting areas, *parking and a run of *wellness elements, space, light, fresh air and outdoor green space.

Learning from covid experience will influence design.

Caroline said: “I’m on the case to secure early release money for the Hospital Trust so we can move at pace. I’ll keep in close touch on this and also, keen to hear from you, “what would an improved hospital mean for you?”