Seaford MP , Maria Caulfield, has urged the new Lib Dem and Green Lewes District Council to come clean about its plans for a new medical centre in Seaford as fears grow that they plan to scrap proposals for the new medical centre.
The previous Conservative administration had been working with local GPs for a plan for a brand new medical hub in the town. The new £18 million facility planned to bring Seaford’s two GP practices, Old School Surgery and Seaford Medical Practice together with nursing and admin teams and a minor surgery unit.
However Last week the new administration told the local MP plans were now on hold.
Commenting on this Maria Caulfield said, “While there are concerns from residents about the location of the medical hub in the town, it is essential that Seaford gets brand new medical facilities. Being the largest town in the constituency it would be shameful if it is the only town not to see improved medical services when new hubs are planned for Lewes, Newhaven and Polegate. I hope it is not the case that because the leaders of the council are not councillors for Seaford that they are putting plans on hold. There are genuine issues with the planned site that residents have and a decision needs to be taken about the most suitable location but let us work together to sort that out. With all the new housing planned for the town our GPs, cannot cope without new and improved facilities. Seaford deserves better than this."