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
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.
The patient transport service is available for patients who are unable (for medical reasons) to use public or private transport.
Car park 1: Opposite the main entrance, includes 16 disabled bays with a further 6 disabled bays immediately opposite the main entrance.
Car park 2: Situated immediately next to (west of) the main hospital building. Drop-off only.
Car park 4: Situated behind the main hospital building.
There is pay-and-display parking along Colwell Road and on the roads by the Hurstwood Park Centre.
Less than 2 hours: £2.00
2 – 4 hours: £3.20
4 – 6 hours: £4.40
6 – 12 hours: £8.00
12 – 24 hours: £18.00
Over 24 hours: £18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked
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.
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.