Seniors Forum calls for better health services in Seaford

The loss of physiotherapy services in Seaford prompted a series of calls for action at Seaford Seniors Forum this week.

Members of the group were urged to join the Seaford Health March tomorrow (Saturday April 13) to demand improved health services in the town.

Speaker after speaker expressed concern that physiotherapy was no longer available at Seaford Day Hospital during the forum’s annual general meeting on Monday April 8 at Seaford Baptist Church.

They also complained that health services in Seaford were getting worse rather than better.

The march will start from Seaford War Memorial at 11am and make its way down Broad Street and High Street, arriving at the Day Hospital around 11.30am.

Speakers will include Seaford MP Norman Baker, Jon Freeman of the Seniors’ Forum and Ralph Taylor of CASH, the Campaign for Action on Seaford Health.

The march is being organised by Seaford district councillor Sam Adeniji.

This follows a series of blows dealt to health services in the town, including the lack of outpatients services, downgrading Eastbourne Hospital and the closure of Seaford Day Hospital.

Seaford MP Norman Baker previously commented: “The NHS Trusts that should have been looking after the people of Seaford have let the town down time and time again in recent years.

“As well as the disgraceful lack of facilities in the town, we are now also seeing the creation of a two-tier health service in East Sussex with the amputation of key services from the Eastbourne DGH.

“The so-called temporary changes to maternity services are just the latest in a sorry line. Who has any confidence they will ever return?”