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Report findings on hospital discharge

Report findings on hospital discharge

We’ve now received the report findings and recommendations for “Let’s get you home”, the research project that Healthwatch Brighton & Hove undertook last year to look at experiences of older people being discharged from the Royal Sussex County Hospital....
Driving with dementia

Driving with dementia

New guidelines havebeen published to help doctors and health care professionals assess when people living with dementia should stop driving. Dr. John-Paul Taylor, said: “This can be a difficult conversation for anyone to have, whether you’re a family...
Hospital discharge

Hospital discharge

Healthwatch is currently consulting with older people locally to find out about their experience of hospital discharge. This project follows a period of consultation with a number of partners, including Age UK, Crossroads Care, the Royal Sussex County Hospital, the...
Do you drink enough water?

Do you drink enough water?

Most of us don’t, and as we get older we get worse. Those with dementia, diabetes and kidney conditions are most at risk but we could all do with being more aware of what we drink and the pitfalls of not drinking enough. Let’s face it, water is a healthy and...
Sepsis, every second counts

Sepsis, every second counts

Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection and we’ve been aware of a number of cases recently. Sepsis can be triggered by an infection in any part of the body. The most common sites of infection leading to sepsis are the lungs, urinary tract,...
Medicines

Medicines

Are you taking medication? We’ve spoken to a number of people over the last few weeks who are concerned about the medicines they’re taking. Older people are particularly vulnerable to polypharmacy – that’s defined as being prescribed four or more medications, with one...

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