Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman, Councillor Josh Babarinde OBE, has tabled a motion at Eastbourne Borough Council to oppose plans that would remove key heart treatment services from the DGH.
East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust are threatening to remove some of Eastbourne’s specialist cardiology services from the DGH, including emergency heart surgery and cath labs.
Josh put forward a motion at Eastbourne Borough Council that won cross-party support, which called on local health bosses to scrap the proposal their considering and to retain full cardiology services at the DGH.
“As one of the fastest growing towns in the region, it’s critical that we keep full cardiology at the DGH. We cannot afford yet another downgrade at the hospital we all know and love, and it would not be fair nor just for residents to have to travel all the way to Hastings to access the most specialist cardiac services.”
“The government was meant to be promising us a brand new hospital, yet all we seem to be hearing is that services in Eastbourne are at risk.”
Josh’s motion also urged local residents to make their views heard in the public consultation on this, before it concludes on 11th March. Upperton Lib Dem team fully support Josh’s cross-party motion.
Dr Kathy Ballard, who is also a member of the cross-party Save the DGH Campaign, said,
“ I urge Upperton residents to take a stand in supporting retention of services in our Hospital”.
Josh says “I’m asking the people of Eastbourne to step up and join me and many great campaigners in standing against any plans to strip services out of the DGH. You can do so here: https://www.esht.nhs.uk/