About: Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne BN21 2UD
I have unfortunately been a regular patient over the past 3 years, both as an in patient and follow ups at out patients. The standard of care/treatment that you receive is either extremely poor or 1st class, you just have to be lucky the most infuriating thing is the lack of communication between consultants, one says one thing and and another says something else and when you challenge them you are told "medicine is not an exact science". Cleaning and hand hygene at this hospital is extremely poor and in some cases non existant, and the sad thing is no one cares! the biggest problem with this hospital is not staff shortages or lack of funds it is the over inflated egos of senior management and consultants who "know best" and treat the patients as an inconvienance. Yes undoubtably they save lives and in some cases they even improve the quality of life of some patients, but is it really neccessary to put patients through hell in the first place? with appointments always some months in advance and a lack of communication. What should be a hospital of excellence in Eastbourne (oh yes it's the only one we've got) is unfortunately no better then a third world clinic. On a recent stay I commented on how clean and bright the ward was and was told that it was because the bord members had visited and it was spruced up for their visit!!!!