Eastbourne Station Health Centre closure date named

The Eastbourne walk-in centre will close in the next couple of weeks.

It was decided in December last year by the governing body of the NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that the centre would close.

The decision was made after a long-running public consultation process.

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A tweet from Integrated Care 24 this morning (Tuesday, August 17) said, “We’re sorry to announce that our Eastbourne Station Health Centre will be closing at the end of August.

Eastbourne Station Health Centre (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-180830-103238008

“Our service for registered patients will end at 1pm on August 26 and our walk-in service will end at 8pm on August 30.”

Speaking in December the CCG’s executive manager director Jessica Britton, said, “We have very carefully considered all feedback we have received and we have reviewed that alongside all of the evidence and other information in making the recommendations we have here today.

“Critically, for me, our proposals have been amended following public consultation.”

The East Sussex CCG wrote to patients on July 21 to let them know that there is nothing they need to do, as they have been automatically registered as new patients at Victoria Medical Centre with effect from August 27. To ensure patients can continue to see a doctor when needed, they will remain at the Eastbourne Health Centre until August 26, before being transferred to Victoria Medical Centre’s brand new surgery, in Victoria Drive, on August 27.

If you have any queries contact the CCG on 0300 131 4425. CCG decide to close the Eastbourne walk-in centre