The Royal Alex Children’s Hospital in Brighton is dedicated to providing the highest quality of medical and nursing care for children and young people.
Our eye-catching hospital building was opened in 2007 by our patron, her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra. It is a leading healthcare centre for children, providing state-of-the-art facilities in a comfortable, welcoming, safe and secure environment. We aim to involve parents, carers, guardians, children and young people in the treatment process and respect their decisions at all times.
Our facilities are family friendly and accessible to children and young people with disabilities. Our hospital has 100 beds in single rooms and spacious four-bed bays, all with en-suite bathrooms. This includes eight high dependency beds, three paediatric intensive care beds, a day care oncology ward and a day care ward for medicine and surgery. Our dedicated paediatric facilities include three operating theatres, 15 outpatient consulting rooms, an on-site x-ray department and our own A&E.
Each bed has a mini TV and telephone, and there are pull-down day beds so that parents can rest next to their children. There are also play areas, dedicated adolescent rooms, and parents lounges and kitchens. Public areas within the hospital have been designed with input from patient representatives on the children and young people’s board. and these young current and former patients continue to generate ideas to help us develop hospital services.
Paediatric and Neonatal excellence
The Alex is a leading centre in paediatric and neonatal surgery. It leads in minimally invasive surgery, and more than 70 per cent of children undergoing surgery are treated as day patients. We also have paediatric ENT, orthopaedic, opthalmology and maxillo-facial surgery.
In addition, our specialist paediatric clinical services cover a wide spectrum of medical care for children, including cancer treatment epilepsy, respiratory illnesses, orthodontics and dentistry, diabetes, gastroenterology, cardiology, allergy, infectious diseases, emergency medicine and trauma. Our clinical services are supported by paediatric physiotherapy, dietetics, speech and language therapy and psychology. A children’s community nursing team provides ongoing care when children and young people are discharged from hospital.
For parents who need to stay overnight, we have comfortable on-site accommodation consisting of en-suite rooms, kitchen and dining room facilities and a laundry. Sponsored by the Ronald Mcdonald House charities. There is additional accommodation for parents with children being treated at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit.
We place a high priority on security. There is a 24-hour on-site security team and our access control system ensures that only authorised staff and visitors can access our facilities.
We look forward to welcoming you.