Healthwatch Brighton and Hove – Annual Report 2018
We are pleased to publish our Annual Report for 2017-18.
Environmental audits of the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (April 2017- March 2018)
Since December 2016, Healthwatch Brighton and Hove (Healthwatch) has been making dedicated monthly visits to the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust (BSUH) estate, which includes the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) and Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (RACH).
These monthly visits are called Environmental Care Audits (“audits”). This is the first Healthwatch annual report which summarises the findings from these audits; and specifically those undertaken from April 2017 to March 2018
2018 Emergency Department Reports
Healthwatch carried out two reviews of the Emergency Departments at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Both reviews collected feedback from patients about their experie
Hospital. Both reviews collected feedback from patients about their experience of the departments. We also asked patients about their knowledge of other services they could have sought help from as an alternative to attending A&E directly.
Young people’s experiences of using accident and emergency in Brighton and Hove during a mental health crisis.
This report is the first in a series of local consultations commissioned by Healthwatch
Brighton & Hove, as part of the new Young Healthwatch partnership with YMCA Right
2018 GP review
Healthwatch conducted an extensive review into patient experience at GP practices across the city in 2017. The review collected feedback from a total of 1483 patients who attended all 40 practices operating in 2017. Healthwatch also visited 31 practices and conducted an observational review to assess the practice environment. We also gathered further information from practice managers on the facilities and services of practices.
Individual reports for the practices visited are included below:
The surveys used in the review are provided below:
PIP and ESA report
Examining the impact of PIP and ESA assessments on vulnerable people in Brighton and Hove