We provide acute hospital and community health services for people living in East Sussex and surrounding areas.
Our services are mainly provided from two district general hospitals, Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH both of which have Emergency Departments and provide care 24 hours a day. They offer a comprehensive range of surgical, medical and maternity services supported by a full range of diagnostic and therapy services.
We also provide a minor injury unit service from Crowborough War Memorial Hospital, Lewes Victoria Hospital and Uckfield Community Hospital. A midwifery-led birthing service along with outpatient, rehabilitation and intermediate care services are provided at Crowborough War Memorial Hospital.
At both Bexhill Hospital and Uckfield Community Hospital we provide outpatients, day surgery, rehabilitation and intermediate care services.
Outpatient services and inpatient intermediate care services are provided at Lewes Victoria Hospital and Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital.
At Firwood House we jointly provide, with Adult Social Care, inpatient intermediate care services. Our community staff also provide care in the patient’s own home and from a number of clinics and health centres, GP surgeries and schools.
The role of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide the best possible healthcare service to patients, who come first in everything the organisation does.
There are some 500,000 people who live in East Sussex and the Trust is one of the largest organisations in the county. We employ over 7,500 dedicated staff with an annual turnover of £360 million.
- More than 146,000 patients were treated in our Emergency Departments and associated areas as emergency cases.
- More than 4,100 babies were delivered by our midwives and obstetricians.
- More than 94,000 people were provided with hospital care either as inpatients or as day cases.
- More than 312,000 people attended outpatient clinics at one of our trust’s hospitals or outreach centres.
- Over 225,000 patients had contact with our district nurses.
- More that 155,000 people had contact with our health visitors.
- More than 310,000 radiological examinations and therapeutic procedures were performed.
- Over 5.6 million pathology tests were performed.
- Almost 35,000 people were seen at one of our sexual health clinics.
Our Vision is to be:
The healthcare provider of first choice for the people of East Sussex.
Is to continuously improve outcomes for our patients.
Our Aim is to deliver patient centred care by:
- Making safe patient care our highest priority.
- Using our resources efficiently and effectively for the benefit of our patients and their care.
- Ensuring our services are clinically and financially sustainable.
- Improving and enhance patients’ experiences and clinical outcomes.
- Working in partnership to meet the needs of our local population.
- Continuously developing our services and our staff.
Our Objectives are to:
- Provide high quality, innovative and accessible emergency care.
- Provide high quality, innovative and accessible elective care.
- Revolutionise services for older people and those with long term and complex conditions through the provision of integrated services.
- Deliver the right care in the right place at the right time by working in clinical networks and other partnerships.
- Communicate effectively with our patients, our staff, our community and our partners.
- Maintain and develop a skilled and motivated workforce.
- Realise the benefits from our estate and IT infrastructure.
- Drive productivity and efficiency and where appropriate maximise our market share.