Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital

Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (The Alex)

Brighton

This hospital has an A&E department open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Address and directions

Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital
Eastern Road
Brighton
BN2 5BE

Telephone: +44 (0)1273 696955

Parking

On-site multi-storey car park

The multi-storey car park is situated on the North Access Road which is accessed from Bristol Gate, third entry on the left (immediately after the A&E entrance).

There are 20 disabled bays located on Levels 6 and 6a which gives direct access into the hospital and 6 dedicated renal bays for regular renal patients.

There are a small number of pick up/drop off bays located inside the entrance to the multi storey car park, there is a 20 minute grace period for people using these bays after which charges will apply.

Charges

Less than 2 hours£2.50
2 – 4 hours£3.80
4 – 6 hours£5.00
6 – 12 hours£10.00
12 – 24 hours£18.00
Over 24 hours£18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked

Car park pay stations accept cash, notes and debit/credit cards, give change and have an intercom if you need help.

Concessions are available for cancer centre patients, patients who are in hospital for a long period and their relatives and carers.

Income from car parking charges is re-invested in the management and maintenance of the Trust’s car parks and in green travel plan initiatives, including the inter-site bus service.

Other parking

There is limited short-term on-street pay-and-display parking in the vicinity of the hospital.

Drop-off

There are 3 drop-off/ pick-up bays and 1 disabled bay by the roundabout in front of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

Public Transport

By bus

Routes 1, 1A, 7, N7 14B, 14C, 23, 27C, 37, 37B, 47, 52, 57, 71, 73, 94A, 271 and 272 all stop outside the hospital.

View bus times online or call Brighton and Hove Bus Company on 01273 886 200.

The 271 and 272 bus services run between the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Sussex County Hospital. These services are free to patients carrying an appointment letter for the date of travel.

By train

Brighton Station is the nearest station. From the station, you can catch a bus or get a taxi to the hospital. Bus route 7 runs to the hospital from stop A at the front of the station up to every 6 minutes.

Patient transport service

The patient transport service is available for patients who are unable, for medical reasons, to use public or private transport. (Please note that this link opens on the legacy BSUH website.)

Hospital Layout

We have also produced a photo guide to help you to navigate to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital from the main entrance.

Wards

View the ward directory (please note that this link opens on the legacy BSUH website)

Facilities

WRVS cafe

Main reception on Level 5.

Newsagents

Left of the main entrance, open weekdays 8.00am to 7.00pm and weekends 8.00am to 2.00pm.

Page last reviewed: 29 March, 2021