At the end of January, we learnt that the Department of Health had awarded the Royal Sussex County Hospital £300,000 to upgrade the ensuite facilities on the labour ward. We are still waiting for an update on the exact timescale of this work. We’ll keep you posted.

But following on its heels, we are told, will be the plans to build the Brighton and Sussex Birth Centre on Level 11 of the Tower Block, expected to be open by the end of next year (2014). Again, we’ll update you as soon as we know.

We are also hoping to hear soon about the new home birth service for Brighton and Hove – with a target to cover 10% of all births across the City. This new service will be rolled out soon. Music to our ears.


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