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Royal Sussex County Hospital

+44 (0)1273 696955 Eastern Road Brighton BN2 5BE

Map of hospital site

View a map of the whole Royal Sussex County Hospital site

We have also produced some photo guides to help you get to key buildings from the main entrance:

Changes to Parking at the County Hospital

Between Monday 12 June and Sunday 25 June 2017 the usual route to the hospital’s multi-storey car park, from Britol Gate along the service road, will be closed. Entry to the car park will be from Whitehawk Hill Road on the west of the hospital. To help manage traffic during these two weeks, cars coming to the car park will be directed along a new route, This will be:

  • Up Belle Vue Gardens from Eastern Road.
  • Turn right into Walpole Road.
  • Turn right into Whitehawk Hill Road.
  • Turn left into the hospital site
  • To view a map of the route please click here.

    To further help with traffic management between 12 and 25 June:

  • Whitehawk Hill Road will be one from its junction with Walpole Road to its junction with Upper Abbey Road.
  • Parking will be suspended on the east side of both Upper Abbey Road and Whitehawk Hill Road where they run alongside the hospital.
  • The usual route to the car park is being closed to allow the delivery of modules for a new building next to the hospital’s service road.

    Improvement works are taking place in the County hospital’s main A&E

    Find out more about the A&E improvement works

    Journey planner

    Plan a journey to the Royal Sussex County Hospital

    By bus

    Routes 1, 1A, 7, N7 14B, 14C, 23, 27C, 37, 37B, 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. These services are free to patients carrying an appointment letter for the date of travel.

    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.

    By car

    Onsite pay-on-foot car parking is available but it is over-subscribed and long waits are common. For more information, click the ‘parking’ tab.

    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.

    Patient transport service

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

    General visiting hours

    Visiting times on all adult wards (except maternity and ITU) 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.

    Exceptions

    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.

    Postnatal ward (Level 12): 9am to 9pm for partners, nominated support person and own children; 3pm to 9pm for all other visitors.

    Parking advice

    Onsite pay-on-foot 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.

    Onsite parking

    Multi-storey car park

    Changes to Parking at the County Hospital

    Between Monday 12 June and Sunday 25 June 2017 the usual route to the hospital’s multi-storey car park, from Britol Gate along the service road, will be closed. Entry to the car park will be from Whitehawk Hill Road on the west of the hospital. To help manage traffic during these two weeks, cars coming to the car park will be directed along a new route, This will be:

  • Up Belle Vue Gardens from Eastern Road.
  • Turn right into Walpole Road.
  • Turn right into Whitehawk Hill Road.
  • Turn left into the hospital site
  • To view a map of the route please click here.

    To further help with traffic management between 12 and 25 June:

  • Whitehawk Hill Road will be one from its junction with Walpole Road to its junction with Upper Abbey Road.
  • Parking will be suspended on the east side of both Upper Abbey Road and Whitehawk Hill Road where they run alongside the hospital.
  • The usual route to the car park is being closed to allow the delivery of modules for a new building next to the hospital’s service road.

    Normal access to the multi-storey car park at other times

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

    There are 20 disabled bays located on Levels 6 and 6a which gives direct access into the hospital and 6 dedicated renal bays for regular renal patients.

    There are a small number of pick up/drop off bays located inside the entrance to the multi storey car park, there is a 20 minute grace period for people using these bays after which charges will apply.

    A&E

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

    Other parking

    Parking for patients to the Cancer centre is available adjacent to the New Macmillan Horizon Centre on Bristol Gate, patients using this car park require a permit from the Cancer Centre which can be obtained during their first appointment.

    Charges

    Less than 2 hours: £2.50
    2 – 4 hours: £3.80
    4 – 6 hours: £5.00
    6 – 12 hours: £10.00
    12 – 24 hours: £18.00
    Over 24 hours: £18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked

    NB. The machines in the multi-storey car park accept the new £1 coins.

    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 inter-site bus service.

     

    01273 696955 extension 64261

    Level 5, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    A&E

    01273 664608

    Level 5, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    01273 523175/6

    Level 10, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Cardiac services at the Sussex Cardiac Centre

    01273 664484

    Level 6, Millennium Wing, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    A 14 bedded acute cardiology ward (up to 8 of these beds can be coronary care beds) plus a cardiology day case unit with 12 trolleys. All our patients present with an acute cardiac event including myocardial infarction, heart failure and cardiac rhythm disturbances. In our day case unit, patients come from home to have a cardiac procedure, such as a coronary angiogram, ablation studies and pacemaker insertion, and then go home following a short recovery period.
    Cardiac services at the Sussex Cardiac Centre

    01273 523181

    2nd floor, Barry Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Respiratory

    01273 523186

    3rd floor, Barry Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, BN2 5BE

    Elderly medicine

    01273 696955 Extension 2416

    Level 9, Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital

    With 31 beds in total, the medical ward incorporates the four-bedded oncology day care ward.
    Paediatric services at the Royal Alex

    01273 523061

    Level 6, Courtyard Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Part of the clinical infection service.

    01273 523190

    Level 8, Courtyard Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    This is a 9 bedded ward. We pride ourselves on the holistic care of oncology patients.
    Cancer services at the Sussex Cancer Centre

    01273 523179

    3rd floor, Barry Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Stroke

    01273 696955 extension 3670

    1st floor, Barry Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    01273 664771

    Level 9, Sussex Kidney Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Cancer services at the Sussex Cancer CentreHaematology

    01273 664613

    Level 5 and Level 7, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Intensive care unit (ICU)

    01273 523171

    1st floor, Barry Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Elderly medicine

    01273 523191

    Level 11, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Level 11 is a 9 bedded ward catering for women with emergency gynaecology conditions and following cancer surgery. It also provides care for women having specialist treatment of endometriosis. The ward also accommodates the Early Pregnancy Unit, Gynaecology Assessment Unit and operates a nurse led pre-operative assessment clinic.
    Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU)GynaecologyGynaecology Assessment Unit (GAU)Maternity

    01273 696955 extn 7929

    Level 12, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Women who need to stay in hospital whilst they are pregnant are usually cared for in the Antenatal Bay. Women requiring a low risk induction of labour will also be cared for here.
    Maternity

    01273 664793

    Level 12, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Women who think that they are in labour and/or their waters have broken are seen first in our maternity triage. Maternity triage offers a 24/7 service.
    Maternity

    01273 696955 extn 4107

    Level 12, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Maternity

    01273 696955 extn 4373/4374

    Level 13, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Maternity

    01273 523169

    Level 7, Millennium Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Cardiac services at the Sussex Cardiac Centre

    01273 523170

    Level 8, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Vascular

    01273 523174

    Level 8, Millennium Wing, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Trauma and orthopaedics

    Level 8, Millennium Wing, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    01273 523195

    Level 9, Millennium Wing, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Digestive diseases

    01273 523194

    Level 9, Millennium Wing, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Digestive diseases

    01273 696955

    RSCH: Maternity is located in the Thomas Kemp Tower. The Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU), Antenatal Clinic and Day Assessment Unit (DAU) are on Level 11, Triage and Postnatal Ward are on Level 12 and the Labour Ward is on Level 13.

    Maternity

    01273 523183

    2nd floor, Barry Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Elderly medicine

    01273 696955 extension 67591

    Level 5, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    01273 696955 extension 64507

    Level 9, Sussex Kidney Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital

    Renal services at the Sussex Kidney Unit

    01273 523450

    Level 14, Thomas Kemp Tower, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Specialist unit in Brighton for the care of premature and sick newborn babies. It provides special care, high dependency care and intensive care. It also provides a service for babies requiring surgery.
    Neonatal services

    01273 523185

    1st floor, Barry Building, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

    Elderly medicine
    The Royal Sussex County Hospital is undergoing a £486 million programme to replace all the buildings on the front of the main hospital site.

    We call the programme the ‘3Ts redevelopment’, which reflects our role in teaching, trauma and tertiary care. Click to find out more about the redevelopment

    In addition, construction works to improve A&E are taking place between March and September 2017. This will impact on pedestrian access to parts of the hospital. Find out more about the A&E improvement works

    Shops and cafes

    Royal Sussex County Hospital

    • Waves Restaurant – adjacent to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, open weekdays 7.30am to 3pm
    • Terrace Restaurant – top floor of the Audrey Emerton Building, open weekdays 8am to 4pm
    • Subway – adjacent to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, open weekdays 7am to 8pm, Saturdays 8am to 7pm and Sunday 9am to 5pm
    • Costa coffee – main reception in the Barry Building, open weekdays 8am to 4pm
    • Newsagents – main reception in the Barry Building

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