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Referrals and waiting times

Our GPs and Paramedic Practitioner will refer you to hospital or other health care services as the need arises.

Patients who are urgently referred to hospital for the diagnosis or treatment of suspected cancer should be seen within two weeks. If you have not received an appointment within this time, please contact us.

For other hospital departments, there can be long waiting lists. For the current waiting times at the Conquest and Eastbourne District General Hospitals, visit the NHS website ‘My Planned Care’ at

Please note that we are not able to chase general referrals for you. If you have not received an appointment, please contact the hospital department directly. If they say they have not received your referral, please contact us to investigate.

Mental health services

There are no waiting times published for mental health services but with the Covid pandemic we are aware that waiting times are longer than usual. If you haven’t heard, you can try contacting the following numbers:

Sussex Mental Healthline 0800 0309 500

Health in Mind 0300 003 0130

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Switchboard 0300 304 0100