Cllr Sam Adeniji is calling on local councils and NHS to provide a Covid vaccination site in Seaford, as has been done in a Newhaven car park.
On 24th June a walk in vaccine centre for those over 40 was held in Lower Place Car Park in Newhaven. Seaford Town, District, and County Councillor Sam Adeniji is concerned that nothing similar is being done in Seaford. If a car park in Newhaven is suitable for a walk in vaccination site then why not a similar site in Seaford, or even the Baptist Church or Leisure Centre?
Cllr Sam Adeniji said "As a Seaford Councillor, throughout the pandemic all the drop in and walk-in sessions along the coast have been in Peacehaven, Newhaven or Eastbourne. I am concerned that yet again the local NHS appears to be ignoring the people of Seaford. Why should we have to travel to neighbouring towns for our health treatments, drop-in Covid vaccination or drop-in Covid tests?
Seaford has the largest population within the Lewes District and one of the largest towns along the coast, yet increasingly health services are being delivered in neighbouring towns at the expense of Seaford."
Cllr Adeniji added “Whilst I understand that certain services e.g. mass Covid vaccination are best provided from a large central point, this is not an excuse for the local NHS not to provide these services locally here in Seaford where possible. It does appear that the NHS are always missing an opportunity to provide these services in Seaford. We welcome an opportunity for the NHS to arrange a drop-in Covid Vaccination or a drop-in test session in Seaford."