Armed forces have been called in to the Eastbourne DGH to help the Covid battle.

Staff and members of the public were commenting about this on social media last night.

One said: “We have soldiers in the hospital today helping out it’s absolutely madness how bad it is here now.”

Another posted: “I saw them arriving today as I left my appointment at the hospital. Ready to help bless them.”

The DGH has confirmed this is the case and will be issuing a full statement later this morning.