The Emergency Department is a busy department seeing between 250 and 300 patients per day, between majors, minors, paediatrics and the Urgent Care Centre. There are 8 consultants with cover from 8.00-23.00 and 24-hour middle grade cover. Trainees also work at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath where the pace is quieter, but where more responsibility may be exercised by the trainee in seeing and assessing patients.
There is an active teaching programme every Wednesday morning.
During the time in the Medical Assessment Unit trainees will see and assess GP admissions and undertake ward rounds with the Acute Assessment Medical team. Once again there is a good teaching program, but led by the trainees. There are also Grand Rounds once a week in the Post Graduate Centre.
Respiratory Medicine gives a broader picture of life behind the acute floor, with insight into clinics and ward rounds and interaction with other medical specialties. Trainees have few complaints working in Brighton, as the South Coast's party town. There is also a great variety in patients to be seen, and although we are a Teaching Hospital, there are still elements of the familiarity of the District General Hospital to be found here, not only in Princess Royal Hospital but also in working relations between specialties.
The CT2 year consists of 9 months Anaesthetics and 3 months Intensive Care. Training during this period may be in Princess Royal Hospital or at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Trainees are exceptionally satisfied with their training during this year as BSUH can provide almost a full range of Anaesthetic exposure and expertise.
For further information, please contact Pierce Rodway, Faculty Administrator, PRH 01444 441881 Ext 8545 or click on the attachment below to access the faculty handbook.