Travel and Parking

Eastbourne DGH

If you are a patient, before setting out for the hospital, please ensure that you know which clinic or department you are coming to. This information will be on your appointment letter. Please also bring this letter with you to your appointment

If you are visiting someone on a ward, please check which ward they are on, and the relevant visiting hours. If you are unsure please call the hospital on (01323) 417400.

Map

Maps are available from main reception and at entrances, showing the hospital levels, wards and departments. You can also download and print off this PDF map from here.

Map of Eastbourne DGH levels [pdf / 50KB]

Travelling by public transport

For more information about bus, train and coach travel in East Sussex, visit the county council website

Accordion

Please check bus timetables for latest information.

Stagecoach
Timetable enquiries – 08456 00 22 99 or visit: www.stagecoachbus.com

There is a bus stop with shelter within the grounds of Eastbourne DGH near the outpatients entrance, and bus stops outside along Kings Drive.

Eastbourne Rail Station is a main line rail station and is approximately 1.5 miles from Eastbourne DGH. Main line trains from London Victoria run regularly to Eastbourne.

However Hampden Park Rail Station could be considered as an alternative as it is approximately 1 mile from Eastbourne DGH, but it is not a main line rail station and does not have the same frequency of trains stopping. Please check train timetables carefully.

Train timetables. For train times look at: Network Rail Website

Travelling by Car

Eastbourne DGH is on the A2021. Patients or visitors may be taken to or collected from the main entrance at drop off points, but cars cannot wait in these areas.

Accordion

The main public car park is pay-on-foot and the rest are pay-and-display. The following parking charges apply:

  • 0 minutes up to 30 minutes – Free
  • From 30 minutes up to 1 hour – £1.60
  • 1 hour up to 2 hours – £3.00
  • 2 hours up to 3 hours – £4.50
  • 3 hours up to 4 hours – £6.00
  • 4 hours up to 5 hours – £7.30
  • 5 hours up to 6 hours – £8.80
  • 6 hours up to 12 hours – £10.20
  • 12 hours up to 24 hours – £15.80
  • Lost tickets charged at £15.80 per day (24 hours)

Discounted tickets available from the car park office in the main car park:

  • 5 day – £20.00
  • 7 day – £26.60
  • 14 day – £37.30
  • 30 day – £45.30

Exemptions currently apply to:

  • Blue badge holders – free parking in designated blue badge bays (maximum stay 3 hours)
  • Patients attending cancer/oncology clinics and their relatives (national MacMillan guidelines)
  • End of Life Care relatives (bereavement)

For more information about concessions or the parking system please contact the Parking Office:

Conquest Hospital parking office – Tel: (01424) 755255 ext: 7235 or mobile 07826 533156.

Registered disabled badge holders can park free of charge for a maximum of 3 hours, in the designated blue badge parking bays, when displaying a valid blue badge in the car windscreen.

Blue badge holders who park in our pay-on-exit car parks or pay-and-display car parks will be required to pay the full parking charge.

We have provided designated disabled parking bays close to the hospital entrances.

Walking

Starting from outside of Eastbourne Rail Station travel north towards the roundabout at the end of Terminus Road. Take the second exit or straight ahead into Upperton Road. Turn right into The Avenue. Travel along The Avenue and then turn left into Carew Road. Travel along Carew Road until you reach Mill Gap Road. Turn right into Mill Gap Road and travel along until you reach Lewes Road. Turn left into Lewes Road and travel along this road. Lewes Road becomes Kings Drive. Travel along Kings Drive until you reach the roundabout, Eastbourne DGH is third exit or straight ahead.

Help with Travel Costs

If you are referred to our hospitals for NHS specialist treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or other health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).

You should take your travel receipts, appointment letter or card, and proof that you are receiving one of the qualifying benefits to the cashier’s office to claim your travel costs:

Eastbourne DGH
The Cashiers officer is located on the Ground Level – the office is open Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 1.00pm

The Department of Health has produced a useful leaflet:

Help with health costs

You can also find more information on the NHS Choices website