ACUTE CARE: Building work is to start on a £2.5m cancer suite with an expanded day unit at Eastbourne District General Hospital.

The hospital, part of East Sussex Healthcare Trust, will also get 11 new side rooms with en suite facilities.

The Pevensey Unit will also have two new three-bed bays.

Trust chief executive Darren Grayson said: “It is great news to finally be able to sign the contract for building work to start. The expanded new unit will offer a superb environment for the treatment of patients.”