Caroline Lucas MP Visit
Caroline Lucas MP visits Brighton General Hospital
06 May 2016

Caroline Lucas MP visits Brighton General Hospital

We hosted a visit from Caroline Lucas to meet our community, nursing and therapy teams based at Brighton General Hospital today. Our teams help support adults and children to live healthy, independent lives in their own homes as well as support people to get back home after a period of hospital stay.

Caroline saw:

  • Children’s services provided from Seaside View including audiology and the Healthy Child Programme including health visitors, who work to provide children with the best possible start in life. Our Brighton & Hove breastfeeding service was named the top place in England for mums breastfeeding their very young babies.
  • Community Rapid Response Service who support adults at a point of crisis to keep them at home and avoid the need to be admitted to hospital. The team consists of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and care assistants. The team also goes into hospital to get people back home quickly.
  • Integrated Primary Care Teams, previously known as district/community nursing, work with the elderly and people with a long-term health condition. They review their health needs with them and their GP, and together agree a health action plan to help people care for themselves and retain independence.

Caroline Lucas MP said: “It was great to see these impressive local services in action. The work being done by these teams really is life-changing. The NHS is our most treasured national asset and I’ll continue to fight to ensure that staff are treated decently and services are given the funding they need”.

Susan Sjuve, chair, SCFT said: “It was a privilege to meet with Caroline and to introduce her to a number of our community adult and children’s services, who support people to remain as independent as possible in the community and in their own homes, and who help people get back home after a period of hospital stay.”