A government decision is expected on multi-million pound plans to rebuild one of the region's biggest hospitals.
Parts of the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton date back almost two hundred years. Health chiefs want to knock it down and replace it with a state-of-the-art building. It would cost four hundred and twenty million pounds.
The Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton has been toldit must make improvements after it failed a recent inspection.
The Care Quality Commission told Brighton and SussexUniversity Hospitals NHS Trust that the hospital failed to meet four of thenational standards.
Ian Biggs, Regional Director of Care Quality Commission in the South, said: "Patients are entitled to be treated in services which are safe, effective, caring, well led, and responsive to their needs, and where a service is failing on any of these grounds, action is needed."
The Trust has told us that it has already taken action to improve care and treatment for its patients. We will return unannounced in due course to check that it has made the changes required."
While the report found staff were dedicated, it also saw patients were not treated with dignity especially in the emergency department.
A 45-year-old man has suffered serious injuries after acollision with a car in Peacehaven.
The man was walking past Lampons estate agents along South Coast Road junction with Roderick Avenue when he was hit by a car at 10pm last night. He is being treated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
New trauma centres are opening today across the country - including one at the A & E department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. It's hoped the new system will revoluntionise treatment for critically ill patients, potentially saving 20% more lives a year.
We spoke to Iain McFadyen - Chief of Trauma at The Royal Sussex County Hospital.