Feel safe with Sussex Premier Health during COVID-19

Please read this information carefully especially if you are coming to our hospital for an appointment.

Expert care every step of the way

We’ve implemented a series of safety measures to help protect our patients and colleagues from the potential risk of COVID-19. We are keeping these measures in place once legal restrictions are lifted across the UK.

To help minimise the potential risk in our hospitals and help you feel safe, our safety measures include:

Important information for visitors

Your visit

We’re confident that these pathways will help create a secure, protective environment so everyone feels more confident about coming into our hospital.

Preparing for your visit

Pre-op assessment

All of our surgical inpatients will have a pre-op assessment to prepare you for your operation.


Prior to undergoing surgery you may be asked to complete a Lateral Flow Test, each patient is individually risk assessed and it will depend on what type of surgery you are having.

During your visit

It is no longer a mandatory requirement for patients, staff or consultants to wear a mask within our hospital, however this is a personal choice and we will continue to provide hospital grade face masks in our reception areas for those who would like to wear a face mask.

You’ll have easy access to handwashing and hand sanitisers throughout our hospital.

Your room

For the majority of treatments patients will have their own individual room with an en-suite bathroom.

After your visit


Patients will receive post-operative care information and any consultant follow-up required – delivered either face to face or virtually.


A 24/7 helpline is available to provide post-operative advice, whenever you need it.