SO why did health bosses decide to close the Walk In Centre at Eastbourne Railway Station?
The Governing Body of NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group has ignored the view of Eastbourne MP Caroline Ansell who says the decision is wrong.
Governing Body members say improvements to local health and care services, and other developments to come, meant that this was the right decision for the local population.
In making their decision, the Governing Body considered recent and on-going developments to further improve health services in Eastbourne – including improved access GP appointments in the evenings, weekends and bank holidays; telephone and video appointments; and the NHS 111 Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) which provides specialist clinical advice via telephone or online to ensure people are directed to the most appropriate service for them – as well as other supporting information.
Dr David Warden, Clinical Chair for East Sussex CCG’s Governing Body, said: “I would like to thank everyone that took part in our public consultation and assure them that we considered every single comment and suggestion extremely carefully before coming to our conclusions, which were endorsed by our Governing Body.
“We are also very grateful to the East Sussex Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, which made a number of recommendations that also reflect feedback from the public consultation, and we can confirm that we will be taking actions to address each one.
“It is the CCG’s duty to ensure our residents have access to the best possible health and care services within the resources we have available. We are confident that our existing and further improving services, together with investment into other areas of the local health and care system, will provide local people with access to the right health and care services for them.”