Sleep Disorder service

The East Sussex sleep disorder service at Conquest Hospital mainly serves the population of the South East of England

Its staff, led by Mr Andrew Meredith MA FRCS DLO, Consultant ENT Surgeon and Sleep Specialist, have been commended and twice runners up in the Hospital Doctors Awards for ‘Sleep Medicine Team of the Year’ for their innovative and dedicated work in this developing field.

Referrals are through Choose and Book but if no appointments are available, paper referrals are accepted and additional clinics are put in place to meet waiting times. This is a single sited service and referrals are taken from throughout the county and out of area.

The Sleep Unit performs, on average, around 700 Sleep Studies per year, 150 Paediatric overnight Oximetry studies and supplies around 300 CPAP treatments.

The Trust is committed to this service, which has been running since 1994.

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Referrals come directly from General Practioners (GPs), (but are often filtered through Respiratory or Cardio Vascular Consultants, Sleep Physician and ENT Surgeons, Psychiatrists and Neurologists).

Please note that we are unable to accept self-referrals. Referrals from out of the area are welcome and both Consultants see all sleep disorders, except insomnia.

Following an agreement with the local CCG, the Sleep Disorders Unit can also accept internal referrals from other clinician’s, within the Trust. Letters should be sent to the Sleep Disorders Clinic and copied to the original referring GP and contain the phrase ‘Unless vetoed by Primary Care’.

It will then be up to the GP to contact the clinic, if the referral is to be refused. There may, of course, be a very valid reason for this, such as a referral already previously made to a different sleep centre.

The referral, once received, will be treated as a new GP referral.

  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Narcolepsy
  • Snoring
  • Periodic limb Movements / Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Parasomnias
  • REM sleep behaviour disorder
  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Actigraphy
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Full Polysomnography
  • Home CPAP Titration
  • Home Oximetry for Adult or Paediatrics
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Testing
  • Respiratory Sleep Studies with Periodic Limb Sensors
  • Respiratory Domiciliary Sleep Studies
  • Sleep Positional Training

We also have close links with our colleagues in:

Team

Mr Andrew Meredith
Consultant - Lead Clinician and Sleep Specialist
Dr Simon Merritt
Consultant - Respiratory Physician and Sleep Specialist
Wilf Kesse
Staff Grade Surgeon in ENT and Sleep Specialist
Jill Meeres
Principal Sleep Technologist and Clinical Unit Manager
Terri Whiteman
Senior Sleep Technologist
Judi Elliott
Sleep Technologist
Michaela Ashdown
Assistant Sleep Technologist
Marilyn Curtess
Medical Secretary to Mr Meredith
Natasha Mitchell
Assistant Sleep Technologist
Rui Teixeira
Night Assistant Sleep Technologist
Natalia Lebedeva
Assistant Sleep Technologist (Clinics)
Sue Lawrence
Sleep Unit Coordinator
Karen Crouch
Receptionist

We provide this service at

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD
(01424) 755255