Work has started on the next phase of modernising the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH which will see the installation of air conditioning, new treatment cubicles, new cardiac monitoring equipment, eco-friendly lighting, a new waiting area and updated mental health room.
The start of this work requires the temporary closure of the main Emergency Department entrance. Access to the Emergency Department will be via the main hospital entrance for an anticipated ten day period. There will be a 24/7 presence in hospital reception to direct people to the Emergency Department.
In addition a new ambulance handover area will be built along with a general refurbishment of the department. This work is expected to be completed by August 2020.
Paul Cloves, Clinical Service Manager said: “We are pleased to be able to start the next phase of our modernisation of the Emergency Department at Eastbourne DGH. It will create a more open and welcoming environment for patients. Unfortunately the start of this work requires us to temporally close the main Emergency Department entrance. We would apologise for any inconvenience in advance this and the ongoing building work over the next 10 weeks might cause.”