Press Release: Healthwatch actions kick-start the Sussex Eye Hospital redevelopment

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove welcomes the redevelopment of the Sussex Eye Hospital in Eastern Road. Last year Healthwatch Brighton and Hove volunteers and staff participated in Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE). These visits look at the cleanliness, condition, appearance and maintenance of the health and care environment. We also looked at the extent … Read more

Call for stories on A&E waiting time

Dear Supporter By now some of you may have seen the recent media coverage regarding waiting times in the Royal Sussex County Hospital as detailed below: “PATIENTS are waiting longer in A&E at a Sussex hospital than almost anywhere else in the country. New figures reveal one in five people going to the Royal Sussex … Read more

Press Release: Improved discharge helps A&E

“Shocking” lack of care for vulnerable people discharged unsafely from hospital has been highlighted this week by Healthwatch England. Common basic failings identified in its report included hospitals not routinely asking patients if they have a home or safe place to be discharged to, details of new medications not being passed on to GPs and … Read more

Work starts on £3m renovation of Sussex Eye Hospital

The Sussex Eye Hospital is undergoing a £3 million renovation to improve the facilities for patients and staff. New consultation and treatment rooms are being created as part of the work, as well as a separate waiting area for young patients. The hospital has two dedicated operating theatres and this work will create an additional … Read more

SECAmb success at equality and inclusion awards

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) enjoyed a successful evening at this year’s Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI) awards. SECAmb success at equality and inclusion awards The Trust was awarded the Gold Standard Award for Equality and was, alongside Santander, one of only two organisations to receive the standard for … Read more

Call for stories on hospital discharge

Some of you may have seen the Healthwatch England report called “Safely Home” (http://bit.ly/1RLYP4H) today. It looks at the experience of people being discharged from hospital. Healthwatch Brighton and Hove was one of 101 Healthwatch organisations around the country contributing to evidence. See our report here http://bit.ly/1KylGJ9. We found that patients felt they either left … Read more

We are recruiting volunteer Board of Directors members!

Are you a leader driven by a passion for patient and public voice in health and social care? We are looking to recruit volunteer (unpaid) Board of Directors members. We are looking for people who share our passion for establishing Healthwatch Brighton and Hove as the ‘consumer champion’ for the NHS, public health and adults’ … Read more

Have your say on the Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP to send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy without a paper prescription. If your prescription is sent to you this way then you can help to improve this NHS service simply by sharing your experiences of using EPS. If you would like to help NHS England … Read more

Tell us about your GP Practice

We are visiting a range of GP practices in our area over the next few months. Our volunteer authorised representatives will be asking patients what they think of the services they receive and observing how services are run. Alongside these visits, we would like to give you the chance to tell us what you think … Read more

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