Fewer patients left waiting in corridor at Brighton A&E

Almost one in ten patients waiting to be seen in accident and emergency (A&E) at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton have to wait in a corridor. And the 9 per cent of patients in the corridor had an average of 45 minutes. The figures – for August – are better on...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016 at 6:09 pm

Scores protest against new Woodingdean mast ‘approved’ by council blunder

About 80 people gathered at the site of a planned phone mast yesterday to protest after it was accidentally given the go-ahead thanks to a council cock up. Brighton and Hove City Council apologised last week after it emerged that a refusal notice for the 12.5m high Vodafone mast...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016 at 3:36 pm

Man given oxygen after Brighton house fire

A man was given oxygen after breathing in smoke from a bedroom fire at a Brighton house last night. Firefighters were called at 10.43pm to Freshfield Road after reports of a house fire. Crews from Preston Circus rushed to the scene where they found a blaze in a first floor...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016 at 3:08 pm

Concerns over third Coperforma contractor after ambulance staff sent home

Ambulance crew working for a subcontractor of the privatised NHS patient transport service have been sent home as a union raises concerns over Coperforma’s worrying performance. Thames Ambulance is the third subcontractor to run into financial difficulties after agreeing to...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016 at 2:31 pm

Southern takes down ‘tweet the RMT’ station posters after backlash – but campaign continues

Controversial posters calling on rail passengers to tweet the RMT with their frustrations over the shambolic service of the last few months have been taken down after a huge backlash – but Southern says it makes no apologies for the campaign. The RMT says one of its...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016 at 12:43 pm

Brighton families urge friends and neighbours to watch Down syndrome documentary

A group of Brighton is urging friends and neighbours to watch the BBC TV documentary A World Without Down’s Syndrome. The documentary looks at the ethics of pregnancy screening and how new methods could lead to the eradication of children with the condition. Members of the gro...
Posted On 05 Oct 2016 at 11:27 am
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