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A snapshot into... Eastbourne!

  • August 14, 2022

On the southeast coast of England sits the popular resort town Eastbourne. Victorian hotels, the 19th-century Eastbourne Pier, and a bandstand from the 1930s may all be found on the seafront. There are numerous reasons why many flock to Eastbourne to spend time with family, it was even named Britain's most family-friendly holiday location in a study by Virgin Money Travel Insurance.

Eastbourne and the NHS

Eastbourne District General Hospital is a part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and is located on the outskirts of Eastbourne town centre.

The hospital has a number of medical and surgical wards and specialist units, a 24-hour Emergency Department and a full range of diagnostic services including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computer Tomography (CT) and Interventional Radiotherapy. Hyper acute and acute stroke services are based here and the hospital also has a midwife-led Maternity Unit.

There are around 525,000 people who live in East Sussex and we are one of the largest organisations in the county. We employ over 7,000 dedicated staff with an annual turnover of £380 million.

Training and development for all levels of staff is available both in-house and externally. There is a comprehensive induction training, clinical supervision, access to Libraries at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. Access to on-site childcare coordinator who will advise and assist with childcare. On-site childcare facilities at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH and holiday playscheme.

Facts about Eastbourne

  • It's the sunniest place in the UK. It's held this title since July 1911 when it had 383.9 hours of sun that month.
  • There are Roman remains that are beneath the town. There is a Roman bath along with a section of pavement between Eastbourne Pier and the Redoubt Fortress.
  • It's a huge tourist town and has over 4.9 million visitors each year
  • Many famous films have been shot here including Harry Potter, James Bond The Living Daylights and Pearl Harbour!

Cost of Living in Eastbourne

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month in Eastbourne 

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre



One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out in a local pub


Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses


Cinema tickets for one person


One-month gym membership


Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend


Beer 0.5ltr bottle


Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle




Time It Takes to Travel by Train from Eastbourne to Cities in the UK


Time it Takes to Travel


2 Hour 2 Minutes


4 Hours 16 Minutes


4 Hour 5 Minutes


4 Hours 36 Minutes  


5 Hours 6 Minutes


3 Hours 54 Minutes


4 Hours 27 Minutes


6 Hours 12 Minutes

Education in Eastbourne

According to the government website, Hull has 29 primary schools and 15 Secondary schools to choose from! To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the

The University of Brighton is a public university based on four campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne on the south coast of England. Its roots can be traced back to 1858 when the Brighton School of Art was opened in the Royal Pavilion. Their students are part of a dynamic, diverse and creative community that embraces partnership working and that makes a positive difference to society.

Things to do in Eastbourne:

South Coast Helicopter Tour

Starting from Redhill Aerodrome you'll depart in one of EC120 helicopters or Robinson R44 Helicopters. Spend an hour soaring through the air for a grand tour of England's beautiful south coast.

Zombie Scavengers Game 

Zombie Scavengers tests your ability to survive after a Zombie Apocalypse. The game leads you through the city, where you will have 60 minutes to collect survival items for your colony. 

90 Minutes Diving Experience in Sovereign Centre

This experience takes you to a world beneath the water for an adventure of a lifetime. You will then be instructed on all the necessary skills and knowledge to help you enjoy your adventure. When confident and eager you will take your first breaths from the scuba beneath the water supervised constantly by the instructor.

East Sussex Electric Bike Rental

A giant Electric E-bike hire gives you the advantage to cycle long distances with minimal effort. You'll have the independence to explore wherever you wish and create your own itinerary for the East Sussex area.

Relocating to Eastbourne

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to Eastborune, or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of vlogs and blogs to the group every day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel! We have over 100 videos on everything you need to know about relocating to the UK and joining the NHS!

Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go to IMG Advisor the Podcast. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.


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