Bexhill Hospital

Holliers Hill, Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN40 2DZ
Tel: 0300 131 4500

We provide a number of services at Bexhill Hospital, including Ophthalmic Day Surgery, various Outpatient clinics, Physiotherapy, Radiology, a Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) follow-up service, along with Diabetic Retinal Screening.

The Irvine Unit, which is a 54 bed unit, and Bexhill Health Centre, is also on the Bexhill Hospital site.

Latest Visiting Guidance at Bexhill Hospital

Protecting our patients and those who care for them is our top priority during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

We encourage safe, Covid secure visiting. All inpatient visiting must be prearranged and is at the discretion of the nurse in charge. Visiting may be restricted in certain circumstances.

Contact the ward directly to book a visit and for up-to-date information. Tel: 0300 131 4500 and ask for the ward you wish to visit.

Lateral Flow Testing
We would strongly encourage visitors undertake a lateral flow test no more than 72 hours prior to each visit which shows a negative Covid-19 test result. Please see link below on how to get a lateral flow test kit.

Please follow the link to the lateral flow instructions which is also available different languages, easy read and large print:

Visiting inpatients and wards
Visiting is welcomed in inpatient settings, in a very careful and Covid-secure way. In general this means:

  • one visitor is allowed per day, for one hour
  • all visiting must be pre-booked in advance with the ward
  • Visiting allowed between 10am to 7pm

Visiting patients at the end of their life or patients prior to ventilation
We support compassionate visiting for those receiving end of life care and patients prior to ventilation. In general this means:

  • One visitor is permitted at a time, unless they need assistance
  • All visiting must be pre-booked in advance with the ward

Accompanying Diagnostics, Outpatients and Emergency Department patients

  • Where possible, to allow for adequate social distancing in waiting areas, we encourage patients to come alone
  • If necessary, patients may be accompanied, to help support with care requirements, mental health issues, dementia, a learning disability or autism

Face Coverings and masks

  • All visitors must always wear a face covering, including when entering and moving through the buildings
  • Visitors will be asked to wear a surgical face mask if they are visiting a patient with suspected or known Covid-19
  • All patients are required to wear a surgical face mask

General

  • Please enter and leave through the main hospital entrance only
  • All visitors must be Covid-19 symptom free and not be self-isolating
  • All visitors must regularly wash their hands or use the hand sanitiser provided, keep their distance and follow the signs
  • Please bring as few bags, coats and other loose belongings with you as possible
  • You may be asked to leave the ward during your visit. This may be because your relative or another patient requires treatment or if an emergency occurs

We recommend that you use digital services such as FaceTime, Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp to stay in touch with loved ones during their hospital stay. We have tablets (with Zoom available) on our wards for use by patients who do not have a smartphone or other mobile device.
All visitors must be Covid-19 symptom free and not be self-isolating.


All visitors need to adhere to Hands, Face, Space. Please wear a face covering for the duration of their visit, make sure you regularly wash your hands and keep your distance and follow the signs. Please also remember:

  • You should not come into hospital if you have Covid-19 symptoms or any health concerns
  • If you are in an at-risk group (anyone over 70, who has an underlying health condition, is pregnant or shielding) you are advised not to visit
  • Please enter and leave through the main hospital entrance only
  • Please bring as few bags, coats and other loose belongings with you as possible
  • You may be asked to leave the ward during your visit. This may be because your relative or another patient requires treatment or if an emergency occurs
  • Should the person you are visiting test positive for Covid-19 within 48 hours after your visit you will be considered by Test and Trace as a contact and required to isolate for 14 days.

We recommend that you use digital services such as Facetime, Skype, Zoom and WhatsApp to stay in touch with loved ones during their hospital stay, to minimise the risk of spreading or contracting the virus. We have tablets (with Zoom available) on our wards for use by patients who do not have a smartphone or other mobile device.

Outpatients department

Our medical teams hold various clinics within the Outpatients Department.

Day Surgery

We carry out an range of Ophthalmology day surgery at the Jethro Arscott Day Surgery Unit.

Physiotherapy

We provide a physiotherapy service at Bexhill Hospital.

Radiology

We provide a radiology service at Bexhill Hospital.

Wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

We provide a follow-up service for people with wet Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Patients will still have their initial examination and first three injections at either Conquest Hospital or Eastbourne DGH but their follow-up treatment will be at Bexhill Hospital.

Address and contact details

Holliers Hill, Bexhill-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN40 2DZ