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Victoria Hospital Lewes

On 5 Feb 2012 at 10:39am Teachers Pet wrote:
I noticed in the letter columns of The Sussex Express this week that the Lewes Victoria Hospital was only open for day patients and that the wards had been closed.
Is this true as I can't remember seeing any notices published concerning this change?
On 5 Feb 2012 at 11:19am Rookie wrote:
I think it's true. One of the community nurses told me a few weeks ago.
On 6 Feb 2012 at 12:07am Peasant wrote:
A few months back they closed Poile Ward in the old Edwardian hospital building, and moved the patients to single rooms (mostly en suite) in the more modern Meadow Lodge, part of the same community hospital. Poile ward was re-vamped for day treatments. Personally I'd far rather stay in Meadow Lodge.
Mind you, the PCT did hand over the whole community hospital to the Eastbourne DGH Trust (on govt instructions). The Eastbourne hospital trust, not exactly a shining advert for the NHS, is generally deep in the financial doodoo, and the end of the financial year is approaching. Desperate times, desperate measures - if they don't meet their financial target the Chief Execs highly paid job is at risk.
On 6 Feb 2012 at 9:17am concerned wrote:
Will Meadow Lodge still be available for respite care? Or will people have to go to establishments in Eastbourne.... Meadow Lodge is/was excellent both for respite care and care needed before older people returned home.
On 7 Feb 2012 at 7:49pm east sussex not so bad wrote:
No trust is that great financilly. Brighton had loads of bailouts but politically much more important. Personally don't see the point if trying to expand somewhere with no patient parking.

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