This was a step too far and a local campaign was launched to save the hospital. Newspaper cuttings available to view at both the hospital and at the Rye Museum show the struggle that took place. This resulted in the local population, particularly in the towns of Rye and Winchelsea, along with local residents Sir Paul and Linda McCartney and Spike Milligan, raising enough money to rebuild the hospital. Many of our supporters and patients remember the struggle well and continue to support the hospital to this day.
The exterior retained some of the facade of the original building (which was opened in 1921) and is similar in style. The interior has been modernised over the years and luckily funds have been forthcoming to keep the hospital up to date in terms of patient care and comfort. This is a constant struggle and your support is always needed.