Wealden MP Nus Ghani visited Uckfield Community Hospital and met members of the community, nursing and therapy teams based there.
These teams help support people to live healthy, independent lives in their own homes and support those returning home after a period of hospital stay.
Nus visited the Minor Injuries Unit, Harlands Ward, the theatre which provides day surgery services, and spoke to nursing teams who provide care in the community.
She said afterwards: “I’m hugely grateful to everyone who welcomed me so warmly at Uckfield Community Hospital, the nurses, volunteers, radiographers, trainee physios, cleaners, patients and others.
“Meeting them gave me a real understanding of what it takes to run all the different units day to day.
“Community services are a vital piece of the health and care jigsaw, and giving patients the confidence that comes with independence is a wonderful thing for which we should all be thankful.
“The dedication of all the staff, and their pride in their hospital, was great to see.”
Alison Whitehorn, deputy chief operating officer for the Sussex Community NHS Trust said: “It was a privilege to meet with Nus and to introduce her to a number of our community services which we provide from Uckfield Community Hospital.
“Our vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, to support people to remain as independent as possible and to help people get back home after a period of hospital stay or treatment.”