Lawyers Representing Families With Care Concerns At University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust
A police investigation has been launched into around 40 deaths at a Brighton hospital.
Sussex Police is looking into allegations of medical negligence at Royal Sussex County Hospital.
It’s understood that the deaths occurred between 2015 and 2020 and are connected to general surgery and neurosurgery departments.
Allegations of lack of patient safety at Brighton hospital
The police investigation has been launched after two whistle-blowers made a number of allegations around patient safety. These included that, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust, which runs Royal Sussex County Hospital, failed to properly investigate deaths and learns from mistakes, reports The Guardian.
The Trust said it was co-operating fully with police.
Lawyers represent families concerned about care under University Hospitals Sussex NHS Trust
Specialist medical negligence lawyers at Irwin Mitchell have represented and continue to represent families with concerns about the care they received at hospitals run by the Trust. The legal experts are working to establish whether any of its clients are linked to the investigation.
Expert Opinion“Patient safety should be the fundamental priority in all care so news of the police investigation is very concerning.
“We continue to support families who have contacted us separately from the police investigation to help establish answers to their questions.
“However, it’s also vital that families who may have concerns following this latest development also receive the care and support they may need to get through this difficult time and that the police are also allowed to carry out their work unhindered.” Anita Jewitt
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