Bexhill residents to have their say on hospital plans

3 February 2022

POSTPONED - 'drop in' events this weekend about new mental health hospital in Bexhill

We have reluctantly made this decision following the severe weather warnings in light of Storm Eunice. This is to avoid any risk to members of the public attending the events and our own staff. 

The events will now be rearranged in the next week or so and they will be publicised in the same way as before. 

  • Plans to build new mental health hospital in Mount View Street, Bexhill, unveiled
  • Local residents to have their say before formal planning application submitted
  • Public 'drop-in' events to be held in Bexhill

Bexhill residents are to get their first opportunity to see local NHS plans for building a new 54 bed mental health hospital for adults and older people services on a site in Mount View Street by the end of March 2024. 

The NHS East Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) will be asking local residents who live near the site for their views which will be taken into account when a formal planning application is submitted to Rother District Council in April.

People will get a chance to see the plans and meet clinicians, service users and other project staff at two public 'drop-in' events to be held on:

Friday 18 February between 3.00pm and 8.30pm

Saturday 19 February between 9.30am and 1.00pm


The Pelham Community Hub, Holliers Hill, Bexhill, TN40 2DD.

Programme Director, Paula Kirkland, said:

This new building is the first phase of a wider vision to create new modern facilities which can address all our inpatient mental health needs on a single site for people across East Sussex and beyond.

Before we submit our formal planning application for the new building, we want to hear what local residents have to say about our plans. So, I would encourage people to turn up at our public events and give us their views and suggestions.

Anyone who cannot make the two public events can provide feedback in a number of other ways.

People can see more details of the plans here.

They can also provide any views, comments or suggestions they may have through a dedicated email address:

Call on:

0330 304 0330 (local rates apply) 

Or write to:

Freepost RSHG - GEZL - RBBK


Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters

Arundel Road


BN13 3EP