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Please note that the Hospital at Rye does not have an A&E facility.

If you require immediate emergency attention:
Please call 999

Appointments by referral

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.

Opening times

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.

Visiting hours:10:00 - 20:00
Lunch:12:30 - 13.30
Protected meal times:17:00 - 18:00
aerial view of rye hospital

Our Journey to Carbon Neutral

Asset Upgrade and Decarbonisation

Welcome to Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital

Our mission is to bring services closer to home for the benefit of our community

Our pioneering healthcare complex offers intermediate medical care for the community over five sites:

University of Birmingham Report

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.

Eye Screening

Sleep Disorder


Community Midwives

Heart Failure

Bladder & Bowel


Pelvic Health Physiotherapy

Falls Prevention




We have a variety of clinical practitioners offering a wide range of services here at the hospital.

Hospital Stats

Would recommend
Ward cleanliness compliance
Fundraising for 2024
£15000 target


‘… 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.’

Charles Bryant

‘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.’

Josh Cole

‘Dad received such excellent care from all the staff during his time at Rye.’

Andrew Noble

‘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.’

Geoff Towne

‘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.’

Bette Tapson

‘Thank you for everything.  For all the care you have given me over [the] last few weeks.’

Brian Watson

The Board

  • Barry Nealon


    Chartered surveyor and business director. Resident of Rye and actively involved in a range of community activities. Lives in Rye.

  • Jacky Dudfield

    Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Friends and Fundraising Committee, Chair of the Liaison Committee and member of the Clinical Strategy Committee

    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.

  • Dr Rob Mc Neilly

    Member of the Clinical Strategy Committee

    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.

  • Dr Mahendra Kondagari

    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.

  • Jo Posnette

    Chair of the Clinical Strategy Committee and member of the Liaison Committee

    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.

  • Brenda Baker

    Member of the Hub on Rye Hill Committee

    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.

  • Ian Potter

    Member of Finance and Governance Committee

    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.

  • Rosy Clarke

    Member of the Friends and Fundraising and Hub on Rye Hill Committees

    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.

  • Richard Bisson

    Member of Finance & Governance Committee

    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.

  • Martyn Phillips

    Chairman of Finance & Governance Committee

    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.

  • Neil McClure

    Member of Finance & Governance Committee

    A qualified Chartered Accountant with a long career in the City and in business. An experienced
    Executive and Non-Executive Director of public and private companies.  Served as a school governor
    and Treasurer of a small charity since moving to Kent 12 years ago. Since 2021 has served as Chair of
    Romney Marsh Community Hub and Chair of a local Patient Participation Group.

  • Peter Dale

    Member of the Hub on Rye Hill Committee

    A career in social care followed by fifteen years as a freelance consultant specialising in the strategic
    development of services for older people. Currently Chair of the South East England Forum on
    Ageing, a charity promoting positive views of ageing and enabling the voice of older people to be
    heard. A member of the original team responsible for creating the vision and plan for the service at
    Rye Memorial Hospital.

Please note that the Hospital at Rye does not have an accident and emergency facility

If you require immediate emergency attention please CALL 999


Conquest Hospital

The Ridge

St Leonards-on-Sea

East Sussex

TN37 7RD

Tel: 0300 131 4500

Web: www.esht.nhs.uk/conquest-hospital


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington Road



TN24 0LZ

Tel: 01233 633331

Web: www.ekhuft.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/william-harvey-hospital

Bringing Services Closer to Home

Registered Charity in England & Wales No. 1014232

Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital Ltd, Company No. 02740665

Registered Office: The Memorial Care Centre, Peasmarsh Road, Rye Foreign, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7UD