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Princess Royal Hospital

+44 (0)1444 441881 Lewes Road Haywards Heath RH16 4EX

Map of hospital site

View a map of the Princess Royal Hospital site

Journey planner

Click here to plan a journey to the Princess Royal Hospital

By bus

Metrobus: 270, 271, 272

The Sussex Bus: 30, 39, 40X

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

The nearest train station is Haywards Heath and the hospital is 30 – 40 minutes walk, some of which is moderately uphill. Taxis are normally available at the station. The station is on the London to Brighton line with frequent trains.

Regular buses run to the hospital from Perrymount Road, which is a two minute walk from the station. Turn right from the front entrance, follow round to the right and cross the road to the bus stop.

Patient transport service

The patient transport service is available for patients who are unable (for medical reasons) to use public or private transport.

On-site pay-on-foot car parks

Car park 1: Opposite the main entrance, includes 16 disabled bays.

Car park 2:  Situated immediately next to (west of) the main hospital building. 20 minute drop-off only.

Car park 4: Situated behind the main hospital building.

On-street pay-and-display bays

There is pay-and-display parking along Colwell Road.

Parking is currently free on the roads by the Hurstwood Park Centre, Downsmere and in the 6 disabled bays immediately opposite the main entrance. This is a temporary arrangement while we await an upgrade to the parking meters.

Charges for pay-on-foot car parks

Less than 4 hours: £2.00
4 – 6 hours: £4.00
6 – 24 hours: £5.00
Over 24 hours: £18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked

NB. Our machines are currently unable to accept the new £1 coin. As a result, payment must be made at the main reception desk from 6am to 9.30pm, Monday to Friday, and at the entrance to Car Park 4 from 6am to 6pm, Monday Friday. Outside of these times the car park exit will be open to allow exit.

Charges apply to all users (including disabled badge holders).

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 initiatives, including the inter-site bus service between RSCH and PRH.

General visiting hours

Visiting times on all adult wards (except postnatal and intensive care) are 3pm to 8pm.

In special circumstances, permission to visit outside of these hours can be given by the nurse in charge of the ward. Contact the ward directly to discuss.


Intensive Care Unit: 2pm to 7.30pm, although you may be able to arrange different times with the nurse in charge of the unit if these hours are difficult for you.

Bolney Ward (postnatal): 9am to 9pm for partners, nominated support person and own children; 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 8pm for all other visitors.


01444 448711

1st floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Trauma and orthopaedics

01444 448714

1st floor, Princess Royal Hospital


01444 448715

2nd floor, Princess Royal Hospital

01444 448716

Ground floor, Princess Royal Hospital

01444 448717

2nd floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Antenatal and postnatal ward at Princess Royal Hospital.

01444 448718

1st floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Labour ward at Princess Royal Hospital.

01444 448721

Lower ground floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Neurology ward at Princess Royal Hospital.

1st floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Urology and endoscopy unit at Princess Royal Hospital.

01444 448730

2nd floor, Princess Royal Hospital

A 12 bedded ward based in Hayward’s Heath. It caters for elective gynaecology and breast care for women having surgery. The ward also accommodates the Early Pregnancy Unit, colposcopy and out-patient hysteroscopy clinics.
Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)GynaecologyGynaecology Assessment Unit (GAU)

1st floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Elderly medicine

01444 441881

Maternity is based in the main hospital building. Antenatal Clinic and Day Assessment Unit are on the ground floor. The Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU), Bolney Ward (Antenatal and Postnatal) and Central Delivery Suite are on the second floor.


01444 441881 extn. 8830

Sussex Orthopaedic Treatment Centre, Princess Royal Hospital

A 23 bedded unit providing post-operative care for inpatients following elective surgery to upper and lower limbs.
Trauma and orthopaedics

01444 448728

Hurstwood Park Centre, Princess Royal Hospital

Medical ward at Princess Royal Hospital.

01444 448734

1st floor, Princess Royal Hospital

Dementia ward at Princess Royal Hospital.

01444 448731

Ground floor, Princess Royal Hospital

27 bed medical ward, with a particular focus on respiratory conditions.

01444 448733

Second floor, Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

Unit in Haywards Heath for the care of premature and sick newborn babies requiring short-term high dependency care or special care.
Neonatal services

01444 448735

1st floor, Princess Royal Hospital

A 43-bedded unit providing specialist care for patients who have sustained a fractured neck of femur. The unit also accommodates patients who require scheduled complex orthopaedic treatment.
Trauma and orthopaedics
Princess Royal Hospital

  • Bluebells Restaurant – 2nd floor of the main building, open weekdays 7.30am to 4pm and weekends 8.30am to 4pm
  • The League of Friends cafe – main entrance, open weekdays 8am to 5.30pm and weekends 2pm to 5pm
  • WRVS shop (Women’s Royal Voluntary Services) – main entrance

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