Millions to be invested in landmark hospital

The Royal Sussex County Hospital is to get a cash injection of £420m to improve facilities and care for patients, it has been announced.

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Caroline Lucas says hospital boost is "fantastic news"

MP Lucas is happy to hear Royal Sussex County Hospital will receive £400m Credit: PA Wire

Brighton MP Caroline Lucas has shared her delight at the news Royal Sussex County Hospital will receive a £400m investment.

She said: "This is fantastic news for the city and a real success for the cross-party community campaign.

"Brighton and Hove deserves a 21st century hospital and a strong NHS that puts the public first. We've worked so hard for this essential redevelopment and I will be keeping up the pressure to ensure that there are no more unnecessary delays from the Treasury as the project goes forward."

Money comes after two-year campaign

The entrance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital Credit: PA Images

An investment of £420 million of investment into the Royal Sussex County hospital in Brighton has been announced by the Government.

It follows a two-year campaign by Simon Kirby MP. The hospital's current buildings are some of the oldest in the health service and date back to the 19th Century.

The 753-bed trust provides a full range of surgical support for major trauma and emergencies. The age of the buildings is beginning to have an impact on patient care.

Under the redevelopment programme, old buildings on the site will be demolished and replaced with new ones with modern facilities. The number of beds will increase by 100 and the neurosciences and cancer centres will both be improved.


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