Work gets underway later this month to improve the operating theatre at the Lewes Victoria Hospital.
The nine and half week project will see the theatre’s ventilation system fully replaced to provide an even better environment for patients to undergo day surgery in.
The refurbishment project kicks off on 20th January 2011, with a completion date of 27th March 2011.
The operating theatre will need to be closed whilst the improvement work is carried out, so patients will have their operations at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton instead.
David Jones is Unscheduled Care Manager for East Sussex Community Health Services which runs the Lewes Victoria Hospital.
"We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding while these works are carried out.
Once completed, they will help further improve the standards of treatment and care we provide.
All the patients who are affected by this temporary closure are being contacted individually and we will be working closely with them and their families during the period that these interim arrangements are in place to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible.
We will also be working with our senior clinical staff to minimise any disruption on the Lewes Victoria Hospital site whilst this upgrade is made, as well as ensure that services continue to be delivered in a safe and appropriate way."
"The works will also require a large section of the hospital car park to be taken up by the building contractors.
As a result, all hospital staff will be parking off site to make sure there will be enough parking for patients and their visitors."