Cancer services

We care for around 3,000 new cancer patients each year, whatever your diagnosis or treatment needs.

If you have a suspected cancer we will see you within two weeks of your referral and will work with you, your family and carers to ensure you have the best possible integrated care and treatment whether this is in hospital, the community, or at a cancer centre such as the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

We work closely with medical, surgical and nursing teams to support cancers relating to stomach, pancreas, oesophagus, colon and rectum (gastrointestinal), breast, gynaecological, head and neck, urological, lung, skin and blood.

We provide chemotherapy, cancer surgery and have an umbrella palliative care service for supportive care and work closely with local hospices. Radiotherapy is provided by the Royal Sussex County Hospital but delivered on the Eastbourne DGH site for most cancers.

Our inpatient Acute Oncology Service is for people with an emergency new diagnosis of cancer or complications relating to their care or treatment.

More information

For further information please contact:

This email address is not constantly monitored, so if your query is urgent please contact your Clinical Nurse Specialist or your GP.

Cancer services telephone directory

Hospital Telephone number
Eastbourne DGH

0300 131 4804

Monday to Friday
9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm

Please Note: These are secretarial contact details. Appointment queries need to be redirected via the Appointment Centre - Tel: 0300 131 4600.

Macmillan Cancer Support

This is undoubtedly a worrying time for people and the Macmillan website is a source of reliable information and the gateway to the Macmillan Online Community, where thousands of people connect and give each other support every day.

They will be prioritising the continued running of the Macmillan Support Line:

0808 808 00 00

Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm

to provide practical, emotional and financial information and advice.

Cancer services Consultants

Dr David Bloomfield

Consultant - Oncology

Dr Cowley

Consultant - Haematology

Dr Donovan

Consultant - Oncology

Dr El Naggar

Consultant - Oncology

Dr Elzein

Consultant - Haematology

Dr Richard Grace

Consultant - Haematology

Dr Karunaratne

Consultant - Oncology

Dr Cressida Lorimer

Consultant - Oncology

Dr John Maher

Consultant - Haematology

Dr Malik

Consultant - Oncology

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Dr Joel Newman

Consultant - Haematology

Dr Ashok Nikapota

Consultant - Oncology

Dr Rea

Consultant - Haematology

Dr Robinson

Consultant - Oncology

Dr Sargant

Consultant - Haematology

Dr Soultati

Consultant - Oncology

Dr Simon Zuber

Consultant - Oncology

We provide this service at

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD
0300 131 4500

Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive, Eastbourne
East Sussex, BN21 2UD
0300 131 4500