The Eastbourne DGH main switchboard number has gone down this morning (March 12).
Direct lines within the hospital are still working but the main 01323 417400 number is unavailable.
BT engineers have been informed and are working to rectify the problem.
Some callers have been getting a ‘number not recognised’ tone when they call the main number. A spokesperson at Eastbourne DGH said calls should be transferred but that system did not appear to be working for many callers.