Bader International Study Centre


at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.

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Hospital Admissions

The nearest hospital with an Accident and Emergency (Emergency Department in North America) is Eastbourne District General Hospital, which is approximately 20 minutes away by car:

  • King's Dr, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 2UD
  • 01323 417400

If you are taken to hospital by ambulance, are directed by a medical professional to go to hospital, or in the opinion of BISC staff the incident or issue you describe is determined to be an emergency, you will be accompanied by a member of Student Services unless you explicitly ask not to be accompanied. The member of staff will remain with you either until such time as you have been admitted or discharged – whichever comes first.

If you elect to go to hospital and you are not being taken by ambulance, or have not been directed by a medical professional, or the reason is not adjudicated to be an emergency, then you may not be accompanied to the hospital.

If you are required to stay overnight at the hospital we will bring you any items you may have forgotten. A member of Student Services will be able to visit once for a limited period each day to bring additional items and, with your permission, liaise with the hospital staff regarding your care.

If you are registered with the NHS you will not have to pay for any care at the hospital, including the ambulance or any medication. You must be able to produce your NHS number when requested.

If you are not registered with the NHS you will be treated before payment is requested. Whether or not you are charged is at the discretion of the hospital. Please see Guidance on overseas visitors’ hospital charging regulations. You should retain any invoices and contact your supplemental health insurance provider to see if the fee(s) can be reimbursed under your health plan, and to find out how you would go about getting such a reimbursement.

There is no charge for using an ambulance, however students must pay for any taxis used to go to/from the hospital.