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If you have been referred by your GP or another hospital to a particular specialty team, please still register at the Emergency Department. Our staff may also refer you to a specialty team.
Although the team will be expecting you, they may not be able to see you immediately since they cover the whole hospital and may be busy with another ill patient on the ward or in theatre.
Your specialty team is (to e advised).
Whilst you are waiting to see them, we may perform some of the following
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
We are working hard to see you as quickly as possible. If your condition worsens while you are waiting please do let a member of staff know so that you can be reassessed.
Staff need be able to carry out their work without fearing for their safety. Anyone who is threatening or aggressive to Trust staff, or damages Trust property, will be asked to leave by security. If appropriate, the Trust will take legal action and press for the maximum penalty.
RSCH, telephone 01273 664683.
PRH, telephone 01444 448678.
PALS, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton BN2 5BE.
This information is for guidance purposes only and is in no way intended to replace professional clinical advice by a qualified practitioner.
This article is intended for patients receiving care in Brighton & Hove or Haywards Heath.
Review Date: May 2023