Signs put up to show the way to Lewes Victoria Hospital

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FIVE signs have been erected near Lewes Prison to direct people to the Lewes Victoria Hospital after local MP Norman Baker successfully lobbied East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to fund the signs.

Mr Baker began his campaign during a meeting last year with Darren Grayson, the Chief Executive of the Trust, where he raised concerns that poor signage was preventing visitors from finding the hospital and concerns from local people that the Trust was in some way trying to downplay the hospital.

Despite some delays with progress, the MP continued to push the Trust to fund signage and his efforts have been rewarded with East Sussex County Council recently erecting the signs funded by the Trust.

Earlier this week, Mr Baker met with Stuart Welling, Chairman of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to view the new signs.

The MP said: “While it is fair to say that many residents of Lewes know where the Lewes Vic is, visitors to the town needing minor injury treatment will not.

“I am pleased therefore that the Trust has, despite the delays, now acted on my request, and that all signs are now pointing in the right direction – to our much loved health facility, the Lewes Vic.

“I hope this also serves to demonstrate a long-term commitment by the Trust to the Lewes Victoria Hospital.”