Eastbourne DGH inspection report delayed again

Eastbourne DGH
Eastbourne DGH

The publication of an inspection report on the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has been delayed until mid-February.

Eastbourne MP has been told the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the inspection of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT) has been further delayed.

The publication of the inspection report, which saw a team of CQC inspectors visit the Eastbourne DGH and Conquest Hospitals in September last year, was originally due to be published before Christmas.

MP Stephen Lloyd said, “I am disappointed to hear that the report into our local hospital has been delayed yet again. The CQC have told me there should be no further issues with the publication of the report in February, and I will be very concerned if it is delayed for a third time!

“Healthcare is a vital issue for people in Eastbourne and the surrounding area, and I will continue to do all I can to ensure that we have the core services we need in our town. There are challenges at the DGH and in the community NHS, we all know that, but it is essential this important report into ESHT is published soon.”