23 April 2020

Send a message to a loved one

We are supporting family and friends to share messages with patients while visiting to our hospitals is being restricted.

From Monday 27th April, patients at Bexhill Irvine Unit, Conquest Hospital, Eastbourne DGH and Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital, will be able to receive messages of support from their loved ones in a new way – by virtual post box.

As we manage the demands of coronavirus (COVID-19), visits to our hospitals have been restricted and we are encouraging family and friends to contact patients via phone and video calls.

To complement this we have also launched a ‘Send a message to a loved one’ service. Family and friends of inpatients can send messages:

People who don’t have access to email can phone their message through to our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS):

For Conquest, Bexhill and Rye Hospitals – Tel: (01424) 758090

For Eastbourne DGH – Tel: (01323) 435886

Calls will need to be between 9.00am to 3.30pm – Monday to Friday.