We know that you have experienced a long wait for your hospital appointment or treatment and how distressing this must be. I would like to apologise for this and assure you we are working hard to reach you.

Our staff have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to save lives and keep people safe. Though we must continue to prioritise the most critically unwell patients, we are doing everything we can to address the backlog of appointments with extra clinics and surgical sessions when possible.

To support you while you wait and to let you know that we are still here for you, we have provided this information and advice. It is designed to help you manage your condition and your overall health, so you arrive for your appointment in the best possible physical and mental health.

Adam Doyle, Chief Executive Officer, Sussex Health and Care Partnership