Sussex

Seaford campaign for A&E unit is launched

A campaign group has been launched in Sussex to call for improved health services in Seaford.

The Campaign for Action on Seaford Health (CASH) wants an accident and emergency unit for the town which has a population of 25,000 people.

About 100 people attended the group's first public meeting on Friday.

Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group said it was committed to ensuring services met the needs of Seaford's population.

CASH was set up by Sam Adeniji from Seaford Town Council and Jon Freeman from East Sussex County Council.

They said they hoped launching CASH would expand the efforts of their health campaign.

'Result for Seaford'

Mr Adeniji said: "We've been campaigning for ten years for a cottage hospital and an accident and emergency unit for Seaford.

"Without a simple A&E unit people of Seaford have to travel to Brighton or Eastbourne for many simple outpatient treatments."

He added the journey from Seaford to Eastbourne was not easy because it required taking two buses.

Mr Adeniji said: "If the people get together we can make sure the health practioners listen to our voice and we can get a result for Seaford."

A spokesperson for Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group said it was "committed to ensuring services in Seaford meet the needs of the local population within the available resources".

"We look forward to working together with local people as part of this, and have already had a number of conversations with local councillors and the area's MP Norman Baker."

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