The impact of COVID-19 on Brighton and Hove

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Summary of report content

Healthwatch Brighton and Hove analysed external data sources to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on Brighton and Hove's residents. 

It was found that Healthwatch identified fewer data publications showing the impact at the local level, so it is not possible to explore the full impact which COVID-19 has had on the city. As of the 15th July, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city was 779. As of the 3rd July, the number of deaths stood at 158, and as of the 15th July, 147 deaths were registered of patients in the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital NHS Trust. As of the 9th July, 44 care homes in Brighton and Hove had reported a suspected or confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 to Public Health England. It is estimated that nearly 13,000 people in Sussex could also experience an increase in mental health problems related to economic downturn.

No recommendations were made in this report.

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General details

Report title 
The impact of COVID-19 on Brighton and Hove
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Brighton And Hove
Date of publication 
Monday, 20 July, 2020
Date evidence capture began 
Friday, 3 July, 2020
Date evidence capture finished 
Wednesday, 15 July, 2020
Type of report 
Key themes 
Health and safety
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
How was the information collected? 
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Specific ethnicity if known 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Not known

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.