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Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre

Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre

This page will provide you with key information about Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre.

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Contact us

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Map of where we are

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Visiting times




Contact us

Lewes Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex RH16 4EX

+44 (0)1444 441881


How to get to us

By bus

There are several bus services which stop outside the hospital site on Lewes Road. For details of these services please contact the following companies:

For travelling between hospital sites, there is the 40X bus service that runs between the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Sussex County Hospital sites on an hourly basis. This service is free to patients carrying their appointment letter.

Please note, the date of the appointment must be the same as the date you are travelling.

For more information about this service call Sussex Bus on 01444 246693 or visit their web site by clicking the link below:

The Sussex Bus information

By train

The nearest train station is Haywards Heath and the site is a 20 minute walk. The station is on the London to Brighton line with frequent trains.

Click here to view details of the Patient Transport Service


Map of where we are

Click here to view a map of the location of the Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre.

The map is provided by Google Maps UK and you can use the same link to get directions to and from the hospital.


Map of hospital site

Click here to view a map of the Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre site. The map shows the main hospital buildings and includes locations of:

  • Bus stops

  • Cafe/Restaurants

  • Public toilets

  • Onsite parking

  • Main reception

  • Main lifts and stairs


Visiting times

Visiting times on all wards are 3-5pm and 7-8.30pm.

Click here for more information about hospital wards and contact details.



On the Princess Royal Hospital site the main car parks for patients and visitors are as follows:

  • Car park 1 - Opposite the main entrance this also contains 16 disabled bays with a further 6 disabled bays immediately opposite the main entrance.

  • Car Park 2 - Situated immediately adjacent (west) to the main hospital building.

  • Car Park 4 - Situated behind the main hospital building.

These three car parks are pay-on-foot; take a ticket to enter and when ready to leave pay at the machine, return to your vehicle and use the ticket to exit the car park.

There is also a considerable amount of pay and display parking on the roads by Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre and along Colwell Road. 

The parking charges are the same as those at the Royal Sussex County Hospital site and apply to all users (including disabled badge holders).

The charges are as follows:  

Time parked

RSCH tariff

PRH tariff

Less than 2 hours



2 - 4 hours



4 - 6 hours



6 - 12 hours



12 - 24 hours



Over 24 hours

£18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked

£18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked


Free parking on both sites in short stay drop off and pick up bays (20 minutes only) and for motor cycles and pedal cycles.

Concessions are available for Cancer Centre patients, patients who are in hospital for a long period and their relatives and carers.  Parking is free for specific patient groups such as those undergoing regular dialysis.

Income from car parking charges is re-invested in the management and maintenance of the Trust’s car parks and in green travel plan initiatives, including the 40X bus inter-site service between RSCH and PRH, cycle loans and bus pass loans for staff.


The Neuroscience Unit is based at Hurstwood Park Neurological Centre which is linked to the Princess Royal Hospital on the Haywards Heath campus.

The centre has two dedicated Neurosciences operating theatres, which were opened in 2001, and has 45 beds.

The Hurstwood Park Neurosciences Centre was originally built in 1938 as an acute psychiatric admissions unit.

In 1941, full neuroscience services were relocated to Hurstwood Park.  It will be moving to the Brighton campus over the next three to five years to be co-located with cardiac, renal and other essential specialist services enabling Brighton to develop as the Sussex Regional Centre for Trauma care.

Neuroscience services are defined as those which meet the needs of patients suffering disorders of the brain and nervous system. Hurstwood Park provides a full range of services, including surgery.