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Emergency Department (A&E)

Our Emergency Departments are also often referred to as Accident & Emergency (A&E).

They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for anyone seeking treatment for an urgent problem caused by an accident or illness. You should be aware that our Emergency Departments can be very busy. There were 130,000 visits to our Emergency Departments last year.

Appropriate conditions to use an Emergency department

  • Chest pains and heart attacks
  • Major trauma such as road traffic accidents
  • Breathing problems such as shortness of breath and chronic diseases such as asthma and emphysema
  • Unconsciousness / reduced consciousness
  • Abdominal pain or injuries
  • All electrical burns
  • Burns

People who use emergency services for minor problems may prevent others with emergencies from getting immediate care. If you attend an Emergency Department and your condition is not an emergency, you may be advised to contact your own family doctor or GP.

Emergency departments

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea

0300 131 4500

Eastbourne DGH

Kings Drive, Eastbourne

0300 131 4500

Emergency Department Consultants and SAS doctors

Dr Shijas Abdul Salam

Specialty Doctor

Dr Amjad Al Haddad

Specialty Doctor

Mr Mohammed Alam

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Dr Barbara Apro

Trust Associate Specialist

Dr Paul Cornelius

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Dr Lyudmil Dyakonov

Specialty Doctor

Dr Livingston Easwaradhas

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Dr Shaymau Habeeb

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Dr Salomon Hurtado Taymes

Specialty Doctor

Dr Senthil Kathirvelu

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Dr Nadzeya Khlavets

Specialty Doctor

Dr Wolfgang Kloth

Specialty Doctor

Dr Selvakumar Marimuthu

Specialty Doctor

Dr Johan Mentor

Specialty Doctor

Dr Nielsholger Merkel

Specialty Doctor

Dr John Nkrumah

Specialty Doctor

Dr Amber Nocher

Specialty Doctor

Dr Ildiko Osko

Specialty Doctor

Dr Maria Rohan-Jimenez

Specialty Doctor

Mr Uthamalingam Shanker

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Mr Salim Shubber

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Dr Danielle Vidler

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Dr Louise Watson

Specialty Doctor

Dr Srinivas Yamsani

Specialty Doctor

Mr Ghassan Youssef

Consultant - Emergency Medicine

NHS 111

If you are not sure what to do, phone NHS ‘111’. NHS 111 is a service that makes it easier to access local NHS healthcare services. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. Please consider whether your family doctor can help you before making your journey to an emergency department.

Emergency Departments in surrounding areas

Royal Sussex County Hospital

Eastern Road, Brighton

Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tonbridge Road, Pembury

Minor Injury Units (MIU) in surrounding areas

Crowborough War Memorial Hospital

Southview Road, Crowborough

Lewes Victoria Hospital

Nevill Rd, Lewes

Uckfield Community Hospital

Framfield Road, Uckfield

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