Appeal against older people centre closure refused

Permission to appeal against the decision to close the Moreton
Centre for older people in Hastings has been turned down.

Lord Justice Simon Brown said he found the judgement following
the judicial review “entirely convincing”. An appeal
would be damaging to the interests of all concerned, would have no
realistic prospect of success, and would involve unjustifiable
public expense, he added.

Keith Glazier, lead county council cabinet member for social
services and health, said that the decision confirmed that the
council acted correctly.

He added that day care will continue to be offered by the centre
while respite care will be provided by the independent sector at a
different location.

East Sussex council plans to redevelop the Moreton Centre to
provide intermediate care.

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