In 2017, the council was approached by the two GP practices in Seaford in urgent need of larger premises and modern facilities.
The council identified an opportunity at The Downs Leisure Centre site, to develop a new ‘health hub’ which would support the future delivery of health services for the residents of Seaford. The scheme would deliver new premises for:
- Old School Surgery
- Seaford Medical Practice
- East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (ESHT)
- new and shared space with the Downs (Wave) Leisure Centre
- a pharmacy, and
- new facilities for the Over 60s’ Club.
Early design work was carried out in 2018 and two public exhibitions were held in January 2019. These events were an opportunity for residents' to share their views on the proposals and raise any concerns at the earliest stage. In light of comments received, the council is now working on more detailed proposals for the new health hub.
The council’s Scrutiny Committee has set up a working group to look at the proposals for the Downs site, the development of a Seaford Health Hub and the issues raised by members of the council. The group will also consider a petition received by Full Council on 15 July 2019.
A site appraisal is being carried out to look at whether there are other sites in Seaford Town Centre which could accommodate the new health hub. This includes looking at the existing Seaford Medical Practice (Dane Road) and adjacent car park.
- Wednesday 25 September - Full Council Meeting. Held at County Hall, Lewes, this is an open meeting where a petition submitted by the Downs Development Neighbourhood Voice will be debated. This meeting will available to watch as a live webcast and will remain online for 12 months.
Video interviews about the proposed health hub
Interview with Dr Dan Elliot
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Frequently asked questions
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