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Sussex hospitals trust remains in special measures

One of the South East's biggest hospital trusts is to stay in 'special measures', despite improving its performance.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust runs the Royal Sussex in Brighton and the Princess Royal in Haywards Heath.

Last year, the Care Quality Commission rated the trust 'inadequate', and says there's still much work to be done.

As Malcolm Shaw reports.

Malcolm spoke to Alan Thorne from the Care Quality Commission and Marianne Griffiths from Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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'There was no management for my Mum' - Sussex NHS Trust goes into special measures

An NHS Trust that runs both the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and the Princess Royal in Haywards Heath has been placed in 'special measures'.

A new Care Quality Commission report describes a catalogue of errors - including patients treated in corridors, a lack of leadership, poor safety, and long waiting times.

The damning indictment even included allegations of bullying and discrimination between staff.

Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Maggie Snowsell, Alan Thorne of the Care Quality Commission, and Dr Stephen Holmberg of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.