A growing number of mothers are choosing to have their babies at Eastbourne's midwifery unit, despite initial concerns that services were being downgraded.

The unit was set up six years ago after the hospital's consultant led maternity department was closed, in favour of the consultant led Conquest in Hastings.

Now, the baby unit in Eastbourne even has the backing of campaigners who opposed the changes.

  • Figures released by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust show there were 332 births in the past year, compared to 287 for the previous period. That's a jump of almost 16%.

Tom Savvides reports on the story: