Directions and parking

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) is based over two sites at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) in Brighton and at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Haywards Heath.

Our location

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.

How to get to the hospital

You can view general information on the main website for the Royal Sussex County Hospital, including details of how to arrive by public transport. If you are arriving by car, we recommend you read the information below.

Arriving at Maternity by car

The Royal Sussex County Hospital is undergoing considerable building work and access to the site is changing on a regular basis. If you are not familiar with the hospital we advise that you plan your journey in labour in advance to reduce stress on the day.

From the car park, you can access Maternity by crossing the service road in between the Millennium Building and the Thomas Kemp Tower. Please note that this door is locked between the hours of 10pm and 6am when you will need to use the intercom system. You can then walk through to the lift in the Thomas Kemp tower from this level (Level 6) to get to the Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU), Antenatal Clinic and Day Assessment Unit (DAU) on Level 11, Triage and Postnatal Ward on Level 12 and Labour ward on Level 13.

If you think you do not have time to park your car there are some drop off bays situated outside A&E where you can leave your car while you get your partner up to the unit. When your partner has been seen by the midwife and a plan has been made you will need to move your car to the car park.

Our location

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.

If you are coming to hospital in labour when the main entrance is closed, please use the A&E entrance.

How to get to us

You can view general information on the main website for the Princess Royal Hospital.

There is a good provision of pay and display parking at PRH. It is also free to park in many of the residential roads surrounding the hospital.