2019 Special Project

The Friends of Eastbourne Hospital’s Special Project for 2019 is to raise £500,000 to provide equipment for both the outpatient Urology Investigation Suite (UIS) and an Enhanced Care Unit, which will provide enhanced care for urology and surgical patients.

In 2015 the Friends raised £1 million to purchase a Da Vinci surgical robot for Urology, enhancing the department`s reputation as a Regional Centre. The new Urology Unit on the second floor of the Eastbourne DGH will be made up of an outpatient UIS, an inpatient ward, an Ambulatory Care Unit and an Enhanced Care Unit for eight patients.  Scheduled to open in 2019, the Urology Unit will result in an inclusive outpatient/inpatient service, with the UIS increasing from 5 to 10 treatment rooms. This will allow for 10 one-stop clinics per day for consultations and investigations leading to faster diagnosis and treatment of patients, including those with cancer.  The unit’s 8 bedded enhanced care facility will be for patients who have had major surgery and require close monitoring and observation.  Some of these patients will have had operations using the Da Vinci Robot.

Please help us raise this money. You can:

  • Make a donation
  • Organise your own event
  • Take part in a sponsored challenge
  • Support our events
  • Leave a legacy

Thank you.