Press Release: Goodwood Court Medical Centre patients’ care at risk

Goodwood Court Medical Centre in Cromwell Road, Hove, has been shut down by care inspectors to protect the safety of its patients. The GP surgery was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) last week after it received complaints from the public. Patients’ concerns about this surgery were already on our radar as we had … Read more

Children’s mental health and wellbeing needs assessment and social media

The review and service redesign of mental health and wellbeing services during 2015/16 is a strategic priority for the Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group and Brighton and Hove City Council. This is in response to user feedback, including the Healthwatch Brighton and Hove Report on the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in … Read more

Interested in becoming a Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust governor?

Attend one of the Trust’s workshops in June Sussex Community NHS Trust is asking local people to join them as a foundation trust member, and all members are invited to register their interest to become a governor. No special skills, educational achievements or other qualifications required – just a passion and enthusiasm to represent the views of … Read more

CQC finds that Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust requires improvement

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has told Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (SPFT) that it must improve the quality of its services following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) that had taken place in January. Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS mental health, learning disability, substance misuse and prison healthcare services across … Read more

Hospital Service Changes in June 2015

On the 19th, 20th and 21st of June, three of the services provided by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) will be moving between its main hospital sites. Picture Source: BSUH website The emergency and elective cranial neurosurgery service will move from Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), Haywards Heath to Royal Sussex County Hospital … Read more

Brighton & Hove is best for breast-feeding

Brighton & Hove has been named the top place in England for mums breastfeeding their very young babies. And it’s the second time this year that NHS figures have shown the city to have the top rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks in the country. Sussex Community NHS Trust (SCT) works with Brighton & … Read more

Long weekend Healthwatch Brighton and Hove office closure

The Healthwatch Brighton and Hove helpline is closed from Thursday, 2nd April, the office from Friday, 3rd April. Normal service will resume on Tuesday, 7th April 2015.  We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have a medical emergency please call 999. If you need less urgent help, please call 111 You can also send us an … Read more

Press Release: Local Watchdogs visited Royal Sussex County Hospital

Media Contact: Magda Pasiut: On the 19th January 2015 Healthwatch Brighton and Hove and Healthwatch East Sussex carried out visits to older people’s wards and the Acute Medical Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital to observe the quality of care older patients receive. The care given to patients on the day we visited … Read more

Press Release: Some good examples of care in local care homes

Media Contact: Magda Pasiut:   Over the last few months Enter and View Representatives from Healthwatch Brighton and Hove have visited Marine View Rest Home, Loxwood House Residential Home (both in Hove) and Aspirations Active Centre (Portslade) which caters for people with very complex learning disabilities and autism. During the visit, on a scale … Read more

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