A woman who spent over 16 years campaigning for improved health services in Eastbourne has visited the site of the town’s new hospital to see what’s envisaged.

Liz Walke remarked how exciting it was to meet and hear about the plans for a replacement to the DGH. “With the Surgical Centre opening next year, things are actually happening”, she said.

Liz Walke, the former Chair of the Save the DGH Campaign Group and EBC Hospital Champion, received a briefing on the new hospital planned for Eastbourne.

Caroline Ansell, the town’s MP and also member of the former campaign group, expressed delight that Liz was impressed and enthused at what is being planned.

“The plans for the new hospital represent the single most significant investment in NHS services in Eastbourne in a generation”, says the MP. “With the sheer enormity of the money being spent, and the scale of building works to come, it’s understandable that it takes time to develop, but I commend the new hospital team based at the DGH working hard on this transformation. Exciting plans ahead!”