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We treat patients who have suffered a recent injury or accident, or who have developed a sudden illness. All emergency departments use a priority system where the most seriously ill patients are seen first.
We may direct you somewhere else if:
If you have been suffering from a medical problem for more than 48 hours you should first try calling your GP surgery or NHS 111 (see support section).
Other services include
Antenatal Day Assessment Unit
Women over 14 weeks pregnant with pregnancy-related problems may be referred to this unit. You can also self refer if you have any concerns about your pregnancy such as reduced baby movements, pain or bleeding.
The unit operates an appointment system so please always call first for an appointment.
Royal Sussex County Hospital: Level 11, Thomas Kemp Tower. Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 7pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm. Telephone 01273 696955 extension 4392.
For general queries during pregnancy, please contact your midwife or maternity triage for advice.
Early pregnancy unit
Gynaecology Assessment Unit
This is a specialised unit for women with an emergency gynaecological condition. It is open 24 hours a day but is not a walk-in centre: referrals are made through the on call doctor. The unit is located alongside the Early Pregnancy Unit at both sites (see above).
Sexual health services
Sussex Eye Hospital
Children’s Emergency Department.
For general medical advice please use the NHS website, the NHS 111 service, walk-in-centres, or your GP.
This information is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
The information in this article is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
Publication Date: July 2019
Review Date: January 2023