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Eastbourne's COVID-19 vaccination centre is moving

Date: 25 May 2021

Eastbourne’s large scale vaccination centre will relocate from its current location at The Welcome Building to the former Mothercare shop at Hampden Retail Park, Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, from Tuesday 1 June. 

Teams from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are busy transforming the new site to be ready to deliver vaccinations from the beginning of next month.

Vaccination appointments, for those eligible, will continue at The Welcome Building until Monday 31 May. From Tuesday 1 June, all appointments will take place at the new site.

People who have appointments booked for the Welcome Building on or after Tuesday 1 June are being contacted by text message and email and informed about the change of location for their vaccination. All other details – such as the time and date of their appointment – remain the same. It’s just the location that is changing.

Free parking is available at the new site for people attending their appointments, and there are good public transport links.

Thanks to the commitment and dedication of all of those involved in the Sussex Vaccination Programme more than a million people across Sussex have now received their first vaccination.

The large scale vaccination centre at The Welcome Building in Eastbourne has played a huge part in the success of the vaccination programme.

Now, as the country moves out of lockdown restrictions and buildings, conference centres and sporting sites are able to be used again, there is a need to relocate the vaccination centre to this other central location.

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I’m so proud of the part SCFT has played in supporting the vaccination programme across Sussex.

“Our teams at Eastbourne have worked tirelessly since we opened in February and we are proud of the service we have been able to offer communities across Eastbourne.

“We are looking forward to welcoming even more people to our new site in the town.”

Here is a map showing the location of the new venue: