East Surrey Hospital has one of the busiest emergency departments in the South East, serving 744,000 people across East Surrey, large parts of Sussex, Gatwick Airport, and busy sections of the M25. A team of 300 people provide life saving care 24 hours a day, every day and night. The Emergency Department is at the hub of the network of life saving emergency workers in this part of the country, comprising the 300 staff in the department, police officers, paramedics and many other professions, here for us, 24 hours a day.
In a typical 24 hours, over 100 blue light emergency ambulances arrive, and another 360 people arrive on foot for emergency care.
The Emergency Department cares for more people than at any point in its history, meaning significant, sustained pressure on the staff working in the department.
By donating to the Emergency Department fund, you're directly helping this life saving team. Donations help us do more for patients, families, and staff in the department.