Sussex Partnership Carer Survey

    This year Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has a business objective to carry out a survey to establish a baseline in terms of our levels of engagement and involvement in the support that we provide to Carers. In collaboration with The Carers Centre Brighton & Hove and Healthwatch Brighton & Hove we have … Read more

Carer Case Studies Needed

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. We register, monitor and inspect services to make sure they provide safe, effective, compassionate, high quality care, and we encourage them to improve. There are an estimated six million carers across England. To ensure that carers have … Read more

Matthew Kershaw’s message (Monday 17 August 2015)

This week there is an a more detailed narrative about Trust’s plan to improve its performance, and therefore the quality and safety of the care the Trust provides. CEO message 17 August 2015. CEO message 17 August 2015

Become a CCG Health Champion

The local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking for “Health Champions”,  people who with training and support volunteer by using their life experience, understanding and position of influence to help their friends, families, neighbours, communities and work colleagues lead healthier lives. Anyone can apply to become a Health Champion. Training is free and is available locally on … Read more

Macmillan’s Isolation Box

Macmillan’s Isolation Box is heading to Brighton’s Churchill Square on 28 August. The aim of the experience is to raise awareness of the loneliness and isolation often experienced by people living with cancer. The box is made of glass that allows passersby to see you inside, but you can only see your reflection. The Isolation … Read more

Closure of Goodwood Court Medical Centre: our actions

The closure was triggered by findings from inspections by the Care Quality Commission and put in place by the NHS England South (South East), who are the responsible bodies. We were not informed of the last inspections or of their outcome. We were informed about the situation late in the evening of Wednesday 10th June. … Read more

Call for stories on the Sussex Mental Healthline

Have you contacted the Sussex Mental Healthline in the last 12 months? Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is interested in hearing your views on the service, which could include the quality of the service, how easy it is to get through to them, and the quality of information they provided to you. If you would like … Read more

Visiting times extended at hospitals

Visiting times have been extended at the Trust to give patients more time with their loved ones during their stay in hospital. Wards at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital are now welcoming visitors between 3.00pm until 8.00pm, with some areas having exceptions such as maternity, children’s services, dementia wards and critical … Read more

Press Release: Healthwatch Brighton and Hove awards funding for community projects

Following a successful launch of our Community Spokes Programme back in March, Healthwatch Brighton and Hove is pleased to announce that we have awarded funding to local community and voluntary organisations to help us with our work. Hangleton and Knoll Project. Funding awarded will establish a ‘Healthwatch outpost’ in Hangleton and Knoll. Volunteers will be … Read more