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Royal Sussex County Hospital

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

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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-and-display car parking is available but 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.

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-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.

Onsite parking

Multi-storey car park

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 Level 6 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 and 2 disabled 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

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 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 523179

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

01273 696955 extension 3670

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

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

This is a 9 bedded ward in the Courtyard building of the Royal Sussex County Hospital. We pride ourselves on the holistic care of oncology patients.
Cancer services at the Sussex Cancer Centre

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

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 11, 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 664484

Level 6a, 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 523170

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

Vascular

Level 8a, Millennium Wing, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

01273 523174

Level 8a, Millennium Wing, Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

Trauma and orthopaedics

01273 523195

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

Digestive diseases

01273 523194

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

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

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

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