Royal Sussex County Hospital



Royal Sussex County Hospital
East Sussex


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Reviews (26)

Stressed by cv but good

Stroke services
April 7, 2022
Seen by 6 different doctors over 6 days and given 4 different diagnosis including 'he is better sending him home''. He had unusual neurological symptoms and at the end of 3rd day of admission fell into a fatal coma. He was unconscious for 8 days before we lost him. Care at the end was excellent. He was moved to a single room and we could visit any time. Our son stayed 4 days and 4 nights at his side sleeping in a chair. Night staff were very friendly and supportive to him. I visited daily but being over 80 felt I needed to sleep at home. We all were with him as soon as he had passed. After the stress of the unknown on admission, the senior doctor in charge was exemplary when she explained on the 5th day of admission that they wished to take down the life support drips. I gave permission and my husband was moved to a single room. Care then was excellent. I appreciate that this was during tough times in the epidemic and the medical staff were so harassed it affected their responses to me. I understand that. But there were several occasions where I felt their response ignored my need to know, to visit and the prognosis was given in a cavaliere fashion by one doctor ' he may recover or he may be a vegetable'.

Endoscopy on Sunday. Excellent.

October 5, 2021
Short wait for appointment. Arrived late due transport (not their fault). Whisked straight in. Well explained. Enhanced sedation. Out to recovery. Tea and biscuits and good feedback on the report. Liased with transport. Staff outstanding. All brilliant.
Ralph Wallis

My Mother had a large stroke Friday27th Aug,

Stroke services
September 2, 2021
Stroke was full on with complete loss of left side and unable to communicate. Paramedics were amazing - arrived in minutes, Mum was in hospital in no time and being assessed, the decision made to remove a blood clot from brain. On her return from the procedure she had already regained most of her left side. Stroke ward were exceptional in their patient care getting her back to normal. Mum was home after 6 days back living almost as she was before - not bad at 85! Brilliant work by those involved
Steve Carter

Treated badly

Cancer services
June 30, 2020
My father was taken into the RSCH as he has stage 4 cancer, and to say I treat my dog better is an understatement. He was supposed to go straight to oncology but was left on a trolley in a&e for over 7 hours, when he was eventually admitted he was sent to Bristol Ward not oncology - the food he was given there was disgusting. A cheese sandwich with processed cheese and no butter, a quiche which was green when he cut into it. Also they seem unable to process and send to his GP a discharge summary??? When he was eventually discharged they forgot to give him his medication to take home! A shambles and no communication between professionals
A Caulfield

Never see a doctor

July 18, 2019
Sadly you never see a doctor - no idea what’s happened to my father. He was in for 3 weeks, asked lots of times, always a nurse - not much information after operation. No discharge letter - was sent to doctor so has held up any help as doctor no idea what’s going on. I had to call and get it sent. Staff very kind very helpful obviously incredibly overworked, poor nhs.
P danns

excellent care that saved my life

July 4, 2019
I was involved in a car collision in December 2016 which resulted in an ambulance taking me to the Royal Sussex with life threatening injuries. I was cared for by an excellent consultant and he and his team 'saved my life' after performing extensive bowl and pelvis surgery.

Mixed experience after breaking my ankle

A & E and general surgery and orthopaedic out patient
January 25, 2019
A & E was great - no wait to be triaged or to see a doctor and although was a wait for treatment as patients with greater clinical need, staff were great. My operation was cancelled after waiting all day on a trolley in theatre admissions which was an awful experience. On day of re-arranged operation everything was excellent - taken down to the operating theatre as first patient of day, staff were really kind. Didn't receive information for follow-up wound check. The Appointments Centre didn't respond to emails other admin staff didn't phone back etc. Eventually, got through (after two days of trying) to right place and got an appointment. Outpatient appointment was on time and was good.

Waiting time in A and E

Accident and emergency services
August 20, 2018
My mother got admitted from her home in Hove to the Royal Sussex by her GP on Thursday 16th August.
She was taken by ambulance to the A and E department and was admitted to the hospital at approx 14:45.
From 14:45 she was on the ambulance bed in a corridor, until a cubicle became available in A and E at approx 17:00. She was then in the cubicle in A and E until 02:00 the following day, when she was admitted to a ward.
During the time she was in A and E, her blood pressure and temperature was checked, but not her blood sugar (she is diabetic), until I mentioned this to the nurse at approx 20:45.
She was not seen by a doctor until 22:00 when they decided to admit her and not moved to the ward until 02:00
Susan Wells

Brought in to A&E and then onto cardiac dept

July 5, 2018
On May Bank Holiday my husband was rushed in with chest pains and sweating. Paramedics were terrific and sent information ahead of arrival at A&E so doctors were ready to treat him immediately. He had all kinds of tests and scans and they found he had a completely blocked artery which required a stent to be put in and that was done within two hours of arrival.

I have received good care in the Royal Sussex Hospital

Respiratory Medicine
February 18, 2017
A few times I have been treated there, every health professional I came across was so kind. I felt safe under their care. Clean environment. Didn't have much of a choice with Food as I was on fat free diet.

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