Trauma and Orthopaedics

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Our Trauma and Orthopaedic units provide specialist care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis.

We are an internationally recognised Orthopaedic centre, with highly regarded surgeons and experienced multi-disciplinary teams specifically for orthopaedic surgery. Both sites are supported by the Orthopaedic Research Unit which delivers evidence-based research and innovation to improve patient care.

Outpatient services are available at all sites including Bexhill, Conquest, Eastbourne, Rye and Uckfield.

Conquest and Eastbourne hospitals have separate elective (pre-planned) orthopaedic wards and surgery is conducted daily. Trauma surgery is single-sited at Conquest Hospital.

Our services include

  • Ankle, elbow and shoulder replacements
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Fracture Clinic Services
  • Hand, foot and ankle surgery
  • Knee ligament surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Total hip and knee replacements
  • Partial knee replacements
  • Revision and reconstruction knee and hip surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Trauma surgery

What we do each year

Each year we carry out:

  • Over 1,300 pre-planned total joint replacements.
  • Over 1,000 day surgery procedures.

Along with our Day Surgery Units at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH, our day surgery unit at Uckfield Community Hospital is specifically designed to care for patients who require minor, diagnostic and keyhole surgery.

Our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons each leading their own team of doctors and administration staff.

Each of our orthopaedic wards has a highly trained, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to providing high quality care and support for both the patient and their families.

We provide this service at

Bexhill Hospital

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

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

Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital

Peasmarsh Road, Rye
East Sussex, TN31 7UD
(01797) 224499

Uckfield Community Hospital

Framfield Road, Uckfield
East Sussex, TN22 5AW
(01825) 769999