What we do
The emergency department, A&E, provides emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We only treat conditions that need urgent assessment and treatment. If your condition is not an emergency, please consider the following options instead.
Alternatives to A&E
- Your local pharmacy
- GP surgery: GPs and practice nurses offer advice and assessment on a range of healthcare problems by appointment. You can find a GP on the NHS Choices website.
- NHS 111: non-emergency telephone advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
- Brighton Station Health Centre: treatment and advice for a range of minor illnesses and injuries, long term conditions and sexual health concerns.
- Urgent Treatment Centre, Crawley: treatment for most injuries or illnesses that are urgent but not life threatening. For example, sprains and strains, broken bones, minor burns and scalds, minor head and eye injuries, bites and stings. You do not need to book an appointment.
- Minor Injuries Unit at Lewes Victoria Hospital: assessment and treatment of a wide range of minor injuries in both adults and children. Open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
- Minor Injuries Unit at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead: assessment and treatment of a wide range of minor injuries and ailments in both adults and children. Open 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
Services are run from both the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath and the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
- Royal Sussex County Hospital, A&E reception: 01273 696955 extn. 64261
- Princess Royal Hospital, A&E reception: 01444 448745