Royal Sussex County Hospital still on highest level of alert

Hospital still on highest level of alert

Hospital still on highest level of alert

First published in News

A hospital trust is continuing to operate at the highest level of alert as staff work to free up beds.

The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has been on “black alert” since Wednesday as it deals with demand.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust is working with Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the South East Coast Ambulance Service to help with the flow of patients coming into and leaving the hospital.


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A trust spokeswoman said the hospital was not as busy as it had been earlier in the week, but remained on high alert so staff could concentrate on keeping the momentum going over the weekend.

The problem has been partly caused by the hospital having to care for high numbers of patients who are ready to be discharged but no nursing or rehabilitation bed can be found for them elsewhere in the city.

Work is under way to create more capacity in the hospital to speed up the process of patie-nts being treated and discharged.

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11:07am Sat 8 Feb 14

Curly321 says...

So we keep closing hospitals and cutting budgets what do they expect?
Why not stop the foreign aid and divert the money to the NHS and the flood victims, people of this country. I notice that none of the other countries send us aid when we need it. Wake up you politicians and smell the coffee!
So we keep closing hospitals and cutting budgets what do they expect? Why not stop the foreign aid and divert the money to the NHS and the flood victims, people of this country. I notice that none of the other countries send us aid when we need it. Wake up you politicians and smell the coffee! Curly321
  • Score: 6

1:58pm Sat 8 Feb 14

clubrob6 says...

Basically the politically correct three main parties who are to blame for mass immigration without providing public services for them are to blame for pressure on ALL our public services from school places to pressure on our NHS.I don't blame the immigrants but the last few governments,you cant drastically increase the population without increasing capacity of our public services.When the economy is good people don't notice but when everything is facing real time cuts we have got to the stage where people who have not paid into the system now need to be charged,for example immigrants entering the country must have medical insurance just like we have to when we go abroad.I think an economy needs immigration but controlled we are facing pressure now from the BLAIRs years where he let millions in unchecked.The thing that annoys me the most is the politically correct three main parties blame a ageing population for pressure on the NHS,they are NOT to blame they are the ones that paid into the system so deserve priority care.I think also we should accept a rise above the governments cap on our council tax to pay for social care for our elderly and genuingly disabled so we don't lose anymore community care caused by unfair cuts by this millionaire government.But I also think money should be stopped getting wasted by stupid schemes by the green party things that can wait until the economy recovers.Our NHS is the health service for the world one good example is free expensive HIV meds for ALL immigrants but the budget did not increase cuts have to made elsewhere ie seeing patients much less.Years ago I tried to go to Australia but was refused as they said I did not have enough funds to guarantee I could support myself perhaps its time we did the same for new arrivals to the UK.
Basically the politically correct three main parties who are to blame for mass immigration without providing public services for them are to blame for pressure on ALL our public services from school places to pressure on our NHS.I don't blame the immigrants but the last few governments,you cant drastically increase the population without increasing capacity of our public services.When the economy is good people don't notice but when everything is facing real time cuts we have got to the stage where people who have not paid into the system now need to be charged,for example immigrants entering the country must have medical insurance just like we have to when we go abroad.I think an economy needs immigration but controlled we are facing pressure now from the BLAIRs years where he let millions in unchecked.The thing that annoys me the most is the politically correct three main parties blame a ageing population for pressure on the NHS,they are NOT to blame they are the ones that paid into the system so deserve priority care.I think also we should accept a rise above the governments cap on our council tax to pay for social care for our elderly and genuingly disabled so we don't lose anymore community care caused by unfair cuts by this millionaire government.But I also think money should be stopped getting wasted by stupid schemes by the green party things that can wait until the economy recovers.Our NHS is the health service for the world one good example is free expensive HIV meds for ALL immigrants but the budget did not increase cuts have to made elsewhere ie seeing patients much less.Years ago I tried to go to Australia but was refused as they said I did not have enough funds to guarantee I could support myself perhaps its time we did the same for new arrivals to the UK. clubrob6
  • Score: 3

6:17pm Sat 8 Feb 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

This is being done deliberately because our government wants to privatise the NHS because there's so much money to be made out of it.

The NHS Trust is complicit with this and employed a new director to help it all along - more quickly.

Be aware and stop this. Once our NHS has gone there will be no getting it back from the fat cats.
This is being done deliberately because our government wants to privatise the NHS because there's so much money to be made out of it. The NHS Trust is complicit with this and employed a new director to help it all along - more quickly. Be aware and stop this. Once our NHS has gone there will be no getting it back from the fat cats. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 3

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