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Sussex Eye Hospital

Sussex Eye Hospital

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Contact us

Eastern Road
Brighton BN2 5BF

+44 (0)1273 696955


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How to get to us

Pay-and-display car parking is available on site however it is over-subscribed and long waits are common. 

There is limited short-term on-street pay-and-display parking in the vicinity of the hospital.

We recommend that you use public transport if at all possible.

By bus

Routes 1, 1A, 7, N7 14B, 14C, 23, 27C, 37, 37B, 40X, 47, 52, 57, 71, 73, 94A, 271 and 272 all stop outside the hospital.

You can view bus times online or call Brighton and Hove Bus Company on 01273 886 200.

The 271 and 272 bus services run between the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Sussex County Hospital. This service is free to patients carrying an appointment letter for the date of travel. You can view the timetable online

By train

Brighton Station is the nearest station. From the station, you can catch a bus or get a taxi to the hospital. Bus route 7 runs to the hospital from stop B at the front of the station up to every 6 minutes.

Patient transport service

This service is available for patients who are unable (for medical reasons) to use public or provate transport.

Click here to view details of the Patient Transport Service


Map of hospital site

Click here to view a map of the Sussex Eye Hospital site


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.



The parking facilities available are as follows: 

The multi-storey car park is situated on the North Access Road which is accessed from Bristol gate third entry on the left travelling up Bristol Gate (immediately after the A & E entrance).  

This car park is a pay-on-foot car park. 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 multi-storey has 20 disabled bays located on Level 6 which gives direct access into the hospital and 6 dedicated renal bays for regular renal patients. 

There are 4 drop off/pick-up bays located next to the multi-storey car park (these are primarily for the use of parents/guardians dropping children off for the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital). 

There is limited access to the A&E forecourt with 4 drop-off bays and 2 disabled bays.

At the front of the main hospital site there is a pay and display car park for patients and visitors only - this has 12 disabled bays outside the Physiotherapy Department (Latilla building) and 5 disabled bays by the car park entrance.  

Please note car parking charges apply to all users, including disabled.

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 Sussex Eye Hospital has its origins in Brighton in 1832, the same year that the British Medical Association was founded.

Its founder, Dr James Pickford, operated from a single room in Middle Street and it was known as The Sussex and Brighton Infirmary for Diseases of the Eye.

Five years later it moved to larger premises which accommodated four patient’s beds. Expansion continued with a purpose-built hospital in 1846 in the newly constructed Queen’s Road.

In 1881 there was a major extension to the infirmary and a change of name to The Sussex Eye Hospital.

By 1932 demand for services at the hospital had outstripped the facilities in Queen’s Road and the hospital was moved to a new building.

November 2007 is the 175th anniversary of the Sussex Eye Hospital. This hospital is regarded as a national centre of excellence and continues to provide pioneering and innovative surgery and treatment.