Representatives from the ten year old Save the DGH campaign group met with the Trust’s new senior leadership team last week.
Newly appointed Chief Executive, Dr Adrian Bull and other Trust executives, met with SDGH representatives on Friday, and recently appointed Chairman, David Clayton-Smith, met with SDGH representatives on Saturday.
The meetings were hugely constructive around discussions about how both the Trust and Campaign Group could work together in a new spirit of cooperation for the benefit of local people. They jointly agreed:
“We share a common goal of ensuring excellent healthcare for the people of East Sussex. We recognise that people want services to be as local and accessible as possible, while appreciating that some services need to be centralised to be safe and financially sustainable. We both understand and recognise the difficulties of travel between Hastings and Eastbourne. We will continue to work together to find solutions which satisfy both requirements as far as possible. We agree that a priority is to restore confidence in the hospitals’ dedicated staff and the excellent services being offered at both the Eastbourne DGH and the Conquest Hospital in Hastings.”