Welcome to Healthwatch East Sussex
Healthwatch East Sussex gather people’s views of health and social care services in the county and make sure they are heard by the people in charge.
The people who fund and provide services have to listen to you, through us. So, whether you have had a good or bad experience, your views can help to make changes to services in East Sussex.
Our work covers all areas of health and social care. This includes GPs, hospitals, dentists, care homes, pharmacies, opticians and more. Join the conversation by sharing your experience or take a look at how you can get involved.
We also provide a free information and signposting service to help people access, understand, and navigate the health and care in East Sussex.
More information can be found by clicking here or calling our enquiries line on 0333 101 4007.
COVID-19 Information Hub
Our COVID-19 information hub provides:
· Links to the latest government guidance, including details of the lockdown restrictions
· Data on COVID-19 cases across East Sussex
· Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
· Details on COVID-19 symptoms, including how to get a test
· Signposting to those offering information and supportVisit the hub
COVID-19 Vaccination Hub
We have set up out COVID-19 vaccination hub to:
· Share information on who is to be vaccinated and when
· Provide details on the Vaccination rollout in Sussex
· Receive and respond to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
· Offer links to further sources of informationRead more
COVID-19 Survey Findings
Healthwatch East Sussex recently undertook two surveys to capture people’s experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic and first national lockdown.
This consisted of a main survey and a parallel version targeted at those aged between 11 and 18.
Over 2,000 people completed these during May and June, helping us to capture a snapshot of their various experiences. We are extremely grateful to everyone who completed the surveys and to those who assisted us in promoting it.Read more
When will I get my jab?
COVID-19 Vaccinations: “When will I get my jab?” As the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations increases, we increasingly get … Read more
SAVE THE DATES – Webinars for Care Home Relatives
Healthwatch East Sussex will be hosting a further three webinars for Care Home relatives’ in early 2021. Healthwatch together with … Read more
Staying Connected Webinar Report
During the COVID-19 pandemic there have been considerable challenges across Sussex care homes, including how to keep families in touch with their relatives.
On the 10th November Healthwatch in Sussex1 hosted an online webinar for families and friends of care home residents. It explored the impact and potential solutions to the separation of care home residents and their loved ones in a pandemic.
The conversations outlined in this report were with a sample who completed the ‘Accessing health and care services: findings during the Coronavirus pandemic’ survey.