Police investigate deaths at Royal Sussex County Hospital
By Bob Dale
Police are investigating the deaths of patients at a Brighton hospital.
Sussex Police has confirmed it was looking into allegations of medical negligence at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, East Sussex over a five-year period.
The claims concern alleged failings in neurosurgery and general surgery between 2015 and 2020.
The trust said it was co-operating fully with the investigation.
Police and the hospital trust could not confirm the number of deaths being looked at, while some reports suggested the figure was "about 40".