A new home for the community paediatrics child development service has been officially opened in Bexhill by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust Chief Executive, Joe Chadwick-Bell.
Community Paediatrics Parkview opened its doors on 6 June from the refurbished facilities that were previously Egerton Park Children’s Centre.
The dedicated child development centre is staffed by doctors, nurses, and therapists. It provides a wide range of services for young people with neuro developmental conditions, neuro disability and for children in care.
Leased from East Sussex County Council, the centre has been remodelled to provide six tailor-made clinic rooms, a quiet waiting area and office space for the team. Service users and their families were involved in the design of the environment and the colour schemes.
Speaking at the opening Joe Chadwick-Bell said: “I want to thank all the many people across the Trust and from our partners who have worked so hard to get this building up and running. I enjoyed spending time with the team and seeing how they are using the new building. It’s a great facility for the children and their families and provides a great working environment for our staff.”
Clinical Service Manager, Carol Lee said. “We’re so pleased with our new base. It’s a lovely environment and a convenient location for children, young people and their families, in between the park and the seafront. One parent said it was more like taking their child for a day out than an appointment! It’s also great for the team to have dedicated facilities and a base where we can all be together. We would also like to thank East Sussex Parents Carers forum who contributed ideas about the clinical environment, the local authority, our estates and facilities and IT teams and the building team who worked closely with us throughout the refurbishment.”