Race bias at Brighton hospital flagged up again in official report

Racial discrimination has been flagged up again at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in an official report. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said that the problem had been raised by staff and their representative groups. In a report published today (Thursday 10...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 11:53 pm

Blondie are playing the Brighton Centre – grab your tickets before they are all gone!

Last month, in the midst of a landmark year for the music icons, Blondie announced their major UK tour for November 2017. Due to incredible demand, the New York legends have added further shows in Nottingham, Brighton and Cardiff. Tickets go on sale this Friday (August 11th) at...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 9:59 pm

Crystal meth seized in Brighton drugs raids, police believe

Police believe that drugs seized in raids in Brighton in the past 10 days could be crystal meth. Sussex Police said: “Police have made several seizures of the drug believed to be crystal meth in Brighton and Hove during the last 10 days. “Around £1,000 worth of the drug was...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 9:43 pm

Patient watchdog welcomes Brighton hospital report while flagging up continuing concerns

Patient watchdog Healthwatch Brighton and Hove has welcomed the improvements identified in an official report about the Royal Sussex County Hospital. But a number of concerns were also flagged up as the watchdog said that it would be meeting the hospital’s boss for a discussion....
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 8:06 pm

Police identify dredger in collision that left one man dead and two Brighton men missing

Sussex Police said that investigators had identified the vessel believed to have collided with a smaller boat on Sunday, leaving one man dead and two men from Brighton missing feared dead. The force said this afternoon (Thursday 10 August): “Police and marine accident...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 7:40 pm

Pensioner, 90, fined for displaying anti-semitic placard in centre of Brighton

A 90-year-old pensioner has been fined by magistrates for displaying an anti-semitic placard in the centre of Brighton. Paul Pawlowski, 90, retired, of London Road, Burgess Hill, was convicted of causing racially or religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 5:48 pm

Brighton and Hove health commissioners praise progress at hospital trust

Health commissioners have praised the progress found at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton by an official inspection team from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The CQC rated Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals as “requires improvement” – one grade better than the...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 3:19 pm

Brighton hospital trust remains in ‘special measures’ despite significant improvements

The main hospital trust for Brighton and Hove has made significant improvements over the past year, inspectors said, but it will remain in “special measures”. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in April – weeks...
Posted On 10 Aug 2017 at 3:05 pm