Information about us

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality hospital and community care to over half a million people living in East Sussex and those who visit our local area.

We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex with an annual income of £650 million and we are the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive health services are provided by over 8,000 dedicated members of staff working from two acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites across East Sussex, and in people’s own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being Caring and Effective. Conquest Hospital and our Community Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ and Eastbourne DGH was rated ‘Good’.

Our two acute hospitals have emergency departments and provide 24 hour a day care, offering a comprehensive range of surgical, medical, outpatient and maternity services, supported by a full range of diagnostic and therapy services. Our centre for trauma services and obstetrics is at Conquest Hospital, while our centre for urology and stroke services is at Eastbourne DGH. At Bexhill Hospital we offer a range of outpatient, day surgery, rehabilitation and intermediate care services. At Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital we offer outpatients, rehabilitation and intermediate services. At Uckfield Community Hospital we provide day surgery and outpatient care.

In the community, we deliver services that focus on people with long term conditions living well outside hospital, through our integrated locality teams working with district and community nursing teams. Community members of staff also provide care to patients in their homes and from a number of clinics, health centres and GP surgeries.

We are part of the Sussex Health and Care Integrated Care System (ICS), which is made up of health and care organisations across Sussex. Read more about the ICS.

In the last year...

  • our emergency departments had over 130,000 attendances
  • 3,053 babies were born in our hospitals
  • 54,000 people had planned surgery, 87% of these were day cases
  • we received over 21,800 cancer referrals
  • 42,000 referrals were made to community nursing, 10,100 were seen within 24 hours
  • there were 410,000 outpatient appointments, nearly 300,000 were consultant-led
  • we carried out 283,000 x-rays and scans
  • 7 million pathology tests were undertaken
  • 1.2 million calls were answered by our switchboard team
  • 470,000 medicines were dispensed by our Pharmacy

Our values

Our values heart logo and the words Kindness, Inclusivity and Integrity


Kindness means treating others how you want to be treated and caring enough to get it right. It’s the small acts of kindness – both to patients and each other – that make everyone’s experience better.


Inclusivity involves embracing differences and working together as a team. It’s fundamental to providing the best care for our patients so we can make the trust a supportive workplace where everyone is welcomed and feels involved.


Integrity is saying and doing the right thing, in the right way, for the right reasons. We should all come to work each day with the intention of giving the best of ourselves and doing the best for our patients, colleagues and the trust.

Trust headquarters

St. Anne’s House
729 The Ridge
St. Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex. TN37 7PT

Tel: 0300 131 4500