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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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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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