Major NHS shake-up facing £100m plus shortfall

A major shake-up of health services across East Sussex is planned -but NHS organisations face more than a £100m funding shortfall.

That was the conclusion of the British Medical Association’s analysis of the Government-ordered ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plan’ for the area.

According to the organisation’s figures, Sussex and East Surrey needs £491.5m to deliver its plan, which is one of 44 being delivered across the country.

The shortfall includes a £100m funding hole across by the East Sussex Better Together footprint, which covers the area served by both the Eastbourne, Hailsham, and Seaford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), and the Hastings and Rother CCG.

Meanwhile the Central Sussex and East Surrey Alliance, which includes the High Weald Lewes Havens CCG area, needs £277m to deliver capital expenditure projects listed within the STP.

Full Article on The Eastbourne Herald 16th February 2017