If you require immediate emergency attention:
Please call 999
NHS patients will be admitted to the ward by referral only following an assessment.
All outpatient appointments are made through referral from a healthcare professional.
Please do not contact the hospital directly as we will not be able to arrange your appointment.
Please note that due to the NHS Protected Mealtime service, no visitors can attend meal times without making a prior arrangement with the nurse in charge. Visitors can make use of the hospital reception area during meal times.
Our pioneering healthcare complex offers intermediate medical care for the community over five sites:
In 2017 Rye Hospital was delighted to be selected as one of nine UK community hospitals engaged in a national study for the National Institute for Health Research to understand the level of services offered and its role and engagement with our local community.
‘… a special thank you to all the nurses especially those who cared for me during my recent stay in your lovely hospital. Also thanks to the cleaners for keeping the hospital immaculate, and not least thanks to the chef for all the delicious meals.’
‘Both my parents were great advocates of the Rye & Winchelsea hospital. It has provided many members of our family with great care but equally importantly great comfort. We’ve learnt that being connected to the local community in times of need can never be underestimated.’
‘Dad received such excellent care from all the staff during his time at Rye.’
‘This is to say a huge “thank you” to all staff for helping me to get back on my feet after breaking my left femur. I never thought I would do it but nearly six weeks from the operation I am making good progress and the JCR Team are now coming mornings only. …
Again, my grateful thanks for all the care and patience you gave me.’
‘To all the people that helped me rehabilitate during my stay in Rye … Most grateful to you all for being so kind and patient, helping me in many ways. You all work so extremely hard. Thank you so much.’
Chartered surveyor and business director. Resident of Rye and actively involved in a range of community activities. Lives in Rye.
Before retirement was a Nurse Consultant at the Department of Health. Nurse and midwife with national and international experience. Family connections with Rye for 45 years and a resident in Brede/Iden for 22 years.
Twenty years in many different departments of the Bank of England. Subsequently Head of Institutional Sales for Fixed Interest Products of German Bank for twenty years. Living in Rye since 2003.
Has served on Rye Borough Council, now Rye Town Council, for many years, and was
Mayor from 1979-82, always standing as an independent. Chairman Rye Grammar School
Foundation Governors, Rye & District Council for Voluntary Service, and Rye Castle
Museum. Director of Rye Partnership and Rother Voluntary Action. Previously taught at
Thomas Peacock/Rye Community College and Brighton University.
General Practitioner in Battle and Robertsbridge (until his retirement in March 2021) and Joint Clinical Director of Rother Primary Care Network. Medical training at Westminster Medical School and Exeter University. In 1989 first joined the Oldwood Surgery & Battle Health Centre (until 2000), the practice commenced by his uncle and father, returning in 2006. Lives in Winchelsea.
Medical degree from India, GP training in Hastings, dermatology degree from Cardiff university. Currently working as GP at Rye Medical Centre and community Dermatologist working at both Rye Hospital and Conquest Hospital.
A Podiatrist by profession and lecturer in The School of Health Professions at the University of Brighton who worked in the NHS and private practice. Retired in 2019 and became Chairman of the Fundraising Committee of the hospital, having been a member for many years, and took on the role of Chairman of the Friends. A supporter of many village activities. Living in Iden since 2010.
A self-employed Nursing and Care Consultant with extensive experience as an expert witness to the Court. An associate member of the British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers and member of the UK Association Brain Injury Forum. A keen supporter of the development of the site both personally and professionally having been part of the team appointed in the 1990s to redesign and commission the services provided. Living near Wittersham since 2017.
A self-employer owner of a local B&B having previously worked for East Sussex Adult Social Care for the nearly 30 years of living in the area. Experienced in identifying safeguarding, Deprivation of Liberty, choice and quality of care issues with a particular interest in mental health. Has a keen interest in exploring social care service which could be provided by the site. Living in Rye since 2017.
A lay Case Examiner for the Nursing and Midwifery Council having previously worked as a self-employed barrister specialising in criminal defence and prosecution. A Trustee and Company Secretary of the Rye & District Council for Voluntary Services and an independent Councillor of Rye Town Council. Has a particular interest in expanding the appeal of the site to a younger generation. Lives in Rye.
A resident of Rye, a retired Dental Hygienist with a background in the criminal justice system as a
Magistrate and an Independent Monitoring Board Member of a prison where she chaired and
fundraised for a charity that supported the rehabilitation of offenders. A very keen personal
supporter of the development of the Charity’s care home project.
A career in the fund management industry, latterly as Chief Executive of Nomura Asset Management
UK. Trustee of Rye Golf Club. Living in Icklesham since 2005.
Forty one year career in property and facilities management, including Head of Facilities
Management for the BBC (England and Scotland), Operations Director at Land Securities Trillium,
Divisional Managing Director (Corporate Services & Operational Development) at Carillion Services,
independent consultancy and most recently Chief Operating Officer of RWDMH Ltd until September
2022. Family connection with Rye since 1980.