I have been having a series of meetings with the hospital trust and the County council on the plan to have a shuttle bus running between Eastbourne DGH and The Conquest Hospital in Hastings.

This will be of great benefit to both patients and visitors, as well as to staff, many of whom have to make regular trips between the two sites.

In no way does this mean I am toning down the campaign for the return of core services to Eastbourne, but in the meantime it will certainly make things a lot easier for many people, and the service has been requested by many of my constituents.

I hope to have some positive news on this to report before long, and will of course update this page as soon as we know more.

7th July 2016