Lib Dem health minister Norman Lamb was in Seaford yesterday to see the new paramedic service for the town which the town’s Lib Dem MP Norman Baker had successfully lobbied for, as a stopgap until a proper minor injuries unit can be provided. He was also there to have a tour of the new Horder Centre, and to back Norman Baker’s call for the now redundant Homefield Place to be used to deliver local health requirements.
Norman Lamb says: “I was impressed with the new paramedic service which is doing a great job in Seaford and congratulate my colleague Norman Baker on pushing so hard for this. What the ambulance service has started here is a model that could usefully be copied elsewhere in the country.”
Norman Baker adds: “Getting local health services in Seaford that meet the needs of the local population is my top priority for Seaford. The new paramedic service is a great step forward but there is still much more to do. In my view, the local Clinical Commissioning Group should be looking to acquire Homefield Place and running services out of there, both the avoid the need for local people to have to traipse to the DGH in Eastbourne, and also to take pressure off the doctors’ surgeries in the town.”