June 10 2015.

A meeting has been held between Seaford Health Campaigners and the new local MP Maria Claufield to make her aware of Seaford health needs and explore how over the next few years she may be able to assist in the campaign for improved health provision in Seaford.

The meeting was attended by a number of local groups including representatives from Seaford Seniors Forum; Access in Seaford; Improving Seaford Health (ISH) and Mental Health campaigners

A number of issues were raised ranging from the need for a minor injuries unit in Seaford; the need for more health services to be provided locally in Seaford; the future of Homefield Place; Community Care provision and end of life care in Seaford; concerns over midwifery services now provided from Hastings; and the on-going problems encountered by Seaford residents with East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust which runs Eastbourne DGH and Hastings Conquest Hospital

Seaford Councillor Sam Adeniji who organised and chaired the meeting said: "Even though in the last four years we have succeed in having more health services delivered locally in Seaford, the people of Seaford still have to travel to Brighton or Eastbourne and in some cases Bexhill or Hastings for many basic outpatients’ treatments that could be delivered locally here in Seaford.”

“The meeting with our new MP was very positive, I was heartened by the fact that as a former nurse, Maria Caulfield displayed an in-depth understanding of the issues we face in Seaford. The challenge however is how working together we can successfully apply pressure on the local NHS to ensure that more much needed health services are provided locally in Seaford.”

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