Eastbourne District General Hospital was formed after the creation of the National Health Service in 1948, although it became apparent that the existing resources would not be enough to cover the cost of all necessities and amenities required.
The machinery would usually cost in excess of £2 million and would have taken several years to raise the funds. It is exceedingly good news for future patients who will benefit from minimally invasive surgery with less pain and quicker recovery times. As of now, the robot has been in use for nearly 6 months and a substantial number of patients have seen the benefits of it. CHG-MERIDIAN's help has been greatly appreciated and we could not have achieved the success that we have without their assistance.
The urology department is very excited by this exceptional donation. It will allow shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery & better cancer outcomes. I just want to say a huge thanks to everyone who has helped with this project. This is a massive development for the surgeons, the hospital & the patients. I know how much effort everyone has made & I cannot believe the speed things have happened. It just shows what can be done when the right people are determined to achieve something.