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Your safety is our priority

At Sussex Premier Health your safety is our number one priority.

Ensuring you are safe when in our hospital is our number one priority and Sussex Premier Health is positioned perfectly to support this.


Before your admission to Sussex Premier Health, you will undergo a pre-assessment appointment with one of our specialist pre-assessment nurses. This serves a dual purpose: firstly, to ensure you are well-prepared for your admission, stay, and recovery; and secondly, to assess your suitability and safety for treatment at Sussex Premier Health. If there are any additional risk factors, the nurse will review your case with a Consultant Anaesthetist, who may request to see you in an anaesthetic clinic before making a decision.

Regrettably, there are cases where patients may not be suitable for treatment at our hospital due to high risk factors. In such instances, they may require care at a facility with higher levels of medical attention, such as an intensive care unit or high dependency unit, where they can be accommodated for immediate recovery post-operation. While it can be a challenging conversation, informing patients that we may not be the appropriate hospital for their needs is always done with their safety as our primary concern.


Emergency Care

Despite thorough pre-assessment and planning, a very small number of patients may experience complications during their admission. Sussex Premier Health, although a private hospital, is owned by East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. While it is never the intention to utilise NHS facilities and resources in an emergency, Sussex Premier Health is in a privileged position with a contract for full access to specialist skills within the NHS.

In the rare event that a patient at Sussex Premier Health experiences a complication and their condition deteriorates, the specialist Medical Emergency Team  outreach team from East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will visit the patient at Sussex Premier Health. They will provide advice or recommend transfer to a higher dependency bed within the NHS hospital if necessary. During this process, the Consultant Anaesthetist will also assess the patient, facilitating any required transfer seamlessly.

Despite being a separate building, Sussex Premier Health is linked to the main NHS hospital. This eliminates the need to wait for ambulances, allowing patients to be immediately transferred in their beds to the main hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ITU) or High Dependency Unit (HDU).

If you have any concerns about your care and safety before you come into the hospital please let a member of staff know and we can meet with you and discuss them.

Interested in finding out more?

Speak to a member of our team

Phone01424 757400

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