Planned Care and Operations

At present, our Hospitals are able to continue to offer planned care and operations are continuing without cancellations. If this changes you will be notified by the hospital.

We will continue to ask patients to attend face-to-face services only when it is clinically necessary. Where possible, appointments will continue to be offered using remote services such as a video or phone consultation;

If you are in a high-risk group and do not wish to come in, please get in touch with the relevant service via the contact details in your appointment letter.

For all people currently waiting for an appointment or waiting for treatment including surgery, every case has been reviewed in line with national guidance, so that people can be seen in order of clinical priority.

The NHS is working with the independent sector so that we can try to offer as many appointments as possible and so some patients may be offered an appointment or treatment at one of our NHS partners.

No patient has been forgotten and the teams are working hard to provide the help and support that people need.


Core maternity services have continued throughout the pandemic response and home birthing services resumed on 22 June.

If you are having a baby, information is available on your local hospital’s website.

Please select the hospital trust where you are receiving your maternity care:

Please note there are visiting restrictions still in place in all Sussex hospitals for Maternity.

Visiting information

For information on how to access hospital sites, whether you can have people with you for appointments and visiting information, please see the hospital’s website: