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Volunteer with Young Healthwatch

May 23, 2024

What is Young Healthwatch? Young Healthwatch is part of Healthwatch East Sussex, an organization which listens to the public and … Read more

East Sussex Community Voice are hosting an Open Office

May 22, 2024

  On Wednesday 12th June, our host organisation East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV) are hosting an Open Office at their … Read more

Have your say on new rights for patients

May 22, 2024

  The Government has launched a consultation on the NHS Constitution, which sets out your rights as an NHS patient. … Read more

Mental Health Awareness week 2024

May 14, 2024

This years Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is all about getting out and about … Read more


Tell us about your experience of Emergency Paediatric care at Eastbourne District General Hospital

May 14, 2024

  In October 2023, Young Healthwatch East Sussex (HWES) undertook an ‘Enter and View’ review of the Paediatric Department at … Read more

Tell us your experience of being seen by a Physician’s Associate

May 13, 2024

What is a Physician Associate? A physician associate might work in a GP surgery or be based in a hospital, … Read more

Dying Matters Awareness Week 2024

May 3, 2024

  This year, Dying Matters awareness week (6th-12th May), run by Hospice UK, encourages us to have honest conversations about … Read more

Healthwatch updates ESCC Councillor’s on our recent activity

April 23, 2024

On the 22nd April, in collaboration with colleagues from East Sussex County Council Scrutiny Team, Healthwatch staff delivered an ‘Introduction … Read more

A new provider for Non-Emergency Patient Transport in Sussex

April 5, 2024

Following a detailed procurement process including robust and thorough validation checks, NHS Sussex has appointed ERS Transition Limited, trading as … Read more

Share your views on Memory and Dementia Assessment Services Survey

April 4, 2024

What are Memory Assessment Services? Diagnosing dementia accurately and early helps to ensure that people can access the treatment, support … Read more

Updated: Dentistry – A Healthwatch guide to your rights and accessing the treatment you need

April 2, 2024

Dentistry continues to be one of the most common reasons people contact us at Healthwatch East Sussex. Reasons included challenges … Read more

Pharmacy opening times: Easter Bank Holiday 2023

March 19, 2024

  In your preparations for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, don’t forget to order any repeat medications in good time, … Read more

Decision on future location of very specialist children’s cancer treatment centre

March 18, 2024

  At the end 2023 we shared a consultation being held by NHS England (London and South East regions) about … Read more

Healthwatch in Sussex feature in Healthwatch England’s Annual Report

March 15, 2024

On the 13th March 2024, Healthwatch England published their 2022-23 annual report ‘The Value of Listening’. Which highlighted the value … Read more

NOW CLOSED: Our host organisation are recruiting a Business Support Officer

March 15, 2024

Our host organsiation East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV) are seeking a dynamic Business Support Officer to join our energetic team … Read more

Free blood pressure checks

March 13, 2024

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), is a general term for conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels and causes 1 in 4 … Read more

Healthwatch East Sussex share their Rye Listening Tour findings with the East Sussex Health and Wellbeing Board

March 11, 2024

On the 5th March, our Executive Director, Veronica Kirwan and Communications Officer, Alexandra Hawkins presented our 2023 Rye Listening Tour … Read more

Tell us your experiences of Hospital-based Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS)

March 5, 2024

Who are PALS? Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALS) are based in hospitals, and offer confidential advice, support and information on … Read more

Our host organisation East Sussex Community Voice are recruiting a Trainee Communication and Marketing Officer

February 23, 2024

Our host organisation East Sussex Community Voice is recruiting a Trainee Communication and Marketing Officer. Working pattern: 35 hours per week … Read more

Patients are being urged to support the NHS by using services wisely during industrial action

February 23, 2024

People are being urged to support NHS services, and know how to get help over the coming days, as health … Read more

Children’s very specialist cancer service consultation feedback report published

February 16, 2024

At the end 2023 we shared a consultation being held by NHS England (London and South East regions) about the … Read more

Healthwatch’s response to the latest CQC report on Royal Sussex County Hospital (14.2.24)

February 15, 2024

The Care Quality Commission has issued a series of reports following an unannounced visit in August 2023 across four hospital … Read more

Are you a young person living in Sussex? Become a Youth Consultant with NHS Sussex.

February 12, 2024

NHS Sussex are looking for young people aged 16-24 years to become Youth Consultants and help shape future NHS health … Read more

Independent living support and staying safe at home

February 6, 2024

If you struggle with everyday tasks, due to a disability or a health condition you may be able to get … Read more

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