The NHS has advised Sussex Police that the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath as well as the area’s 999 emergency services is currently (Wednesday morning) experiencing telephone line issues.
The hospital is unable to make or receive external calls due to a fault on the BT line. Engineers are on site and the issue should be resolved shortly.
In the meantime please contact the hospital on 01273 696955 with any urgent patient enquiries.
An equipment fault has led to disruption of the public 999 call service in the Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill areas.
Sussex Police again says that BT has advised that the fault may not be rectified until early on Wednesday afternoon (October 16).
The fault is also affecting households in Bolney, Scaynes Hill and Wivelsfield Green.
As a result Sussex Police is increasing patrol activity in these areas and has recommended that if anyone has an emergency they use a mobile telephone, which is unaffected.
A police spokesman said: “If you have vulnerable or elderly neighbours, friends or relatives, especially if they do not have access to a mobile telephone, please keep an extra eye or ear out for them while the 999 service is affected.”
NHS advise that if anyone cannott get through to the Princess Royal Hospital and has an urgent call they can contact the Royal Sussex County Hospital switchboard on 01273 696955.