Final public meetings for East Sussex consultations

The local NHS is holding three more public meetings in February and March for people to find out more and have their say about proposals to improve cardiology and ophthalmology services in East Sussex.

These will be the final public meetings to be held as part of a 14-week public consultation on the proposals, which closes on Friday 11 March. The February event will be held online while the two March events will be face-to-face. The face-to-face events, one in Eastbourne and the other in Hastings, will be subject to the latest government advice on social distancing to keep members of the public and staff safe.

Monday 21 February 12.30pm-2pmbook you free place at this online event

Tuesday 1 March 1pm-3.30pm – Hampden Park Community Centre, Brodrick Road, Eastbourne BN22 9NR – just come along on the day or book your place if you prefer

Monday 7 March 1pm-3.30pm – Four Courts Community Centre, Sydney Road, St Leonards on Sea TN38 9DD – just come along on the day or book your place if you prefer

The two separate sets of proposals have been developed over the last year by hospital doctors, GPs and other health professionals, and were informed by feedback from people who use and work in local services.

Both sets of proposals aim to:

  • improve the quality of care for all those who need it
  • cut waiting times and reduce how long people have to spend in hospital
  • reduce the number of times people need to visit for appointments or tests
  • support staff to develop their skills and experience
  • provide a more efficient use of local health service resources
  • enable local people to benefit from new medical and technological advances

Dr David Warden, Clinical Chair of the Governing Body for NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), said: “We have had a great response so far and have already heard from hundreds of people and communities across East Sussex. However, we want to make sure that as many people have the opportunity to take part as possible and these events are a great way to share experiences, ideas and feedback with our teams.”

People who can’t attend the online public meetings can still give their feedback on the consultations in a number of ways. All the details can be found at www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/get-involved/cardiology-ophthalmology-east-sussex/

Further information is available by contacting the consultation team: