Welcome to the Memorial Care Centre at Rye!
The Memorial Care Centre is the location of Rye, Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital, serving the People of rural East Sussex.
We are located in some of most beautiful country side of England, nestling on the border of East Sussex and Kent, the "Garden of England".
Rye is a delightful Cinque Ports town – read the History of the site on our website.
We are a few miles from Hastings, where William The Conqueror defeated Harold in 1066 to change British history forever. Our Life Patron is also someone who you might say changed British history – Sir Paul McCartney, who lives locally, has fulfilled that role for some years now –he and his late wife Linda were tremendously supportive in many ways when they helped the campaign to get this hospital built to replace the old one which had fallen into disrepair.
Rye Hospital, to give it’s shorter name, serves thousands of people of all ages to give a standard of health and community care which is second to none. It’s also extremely unusual in that the whole hospital is owned for the community by a Registered Charity, Rye Health & Care Ltd.
We are open to all; the local Primary Care Trust [the NHS] manages and staffs the 19-bed In-Patient Medical Wing and Out-Patient Clinics, (more than 20 different clinics are held regularly, from orthopaedics to audiology.)
Also within MCCR's boundaries is a brand new state-of-the-art local GP’s surgery, sheltered housing run by another Registered Charity, Sanctuary Housing Association, and within the main hospital building are teams of District nurses and Social Services staff, so representatives of practically all the main organisations involved in local health and community care are on-site.
Not only that, but the Charity encourages other relevant organisations to participate in the community’s healthcare, so we have a clinic run by the Sara Lee Trust, a Charity which provides free complimentary therapies to the terminally ill – for more information go to www.saraleetrust.org.
Rye Health and Care constantly needs to raise funds to keep the hospital going. There are many ways you can help, either by making a regular donation by Bank Standing Order, by leaving a Legacy in your Will, or, just as importantly, by supporting our fundraising events, either through sponsorship or participation. Check out our Newsletters and Events section for more detail. Call the Fundraising Administrator, Ann Hostler on 01797 223810 during office hours, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through this website.
We are always happy to see people here to show them at first hand the wonderful work carried out here, so do get in touch. We are extremely fortunate to be in a beautiful place with some fantastic staff – the hospital has won awards for everything from food to cleanliness. And the most remarkable thing of all is that it truly is a community hospital, owned by the local people for the local people.