Our ten-bed inpatient unit is open twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.
The unit is staffed by a team of doctors, nurses, client support workers, an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist provide treatment and care for people living with HIV.
Outside of working hours and at weekends medical support is provided by the on-call HIV Registrar at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
All single room have their own bathroom, to maintain the privacy and dignity of patients.
All patients are referred to us by a health or care professional and patient stays can range from a few days to two weeks.
As the needs of people living with HIV are changing we are looking at developing our services to support people who are ageing and living with co-morbidities.
Who can be admitted to the inpatient unit?
Patients are referred to the inpatient unit for a number of reasons that can include:
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Who can refer to us
We can receive referrals from doctors, nurses, GPs, mental health teams and social services. We are funded by the NHS for patients living in Brighton and Hove, East Sussex and West Sussex. For patients outside of these areas please contact us. On occasions, we can take urgent referrals.
All referrals are reviewed at a multidisciplinary team meeting held every Thursday afternoon and dates agreed for the admission of the patient.
Please contact Jo Watkins by email firstname.lastname@example.org * or phone 01273 694222 ext 238 to make a referral. Thank you.
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