The case for redeveloping NHS estate at the Brighton General site in the city of Brighton & Hove is compelling. We’ve been working with Larchmont Films to help our client Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust communicate the need for change through video content.
Film footage taken inside buildings at the Brighton General, a site originally built as a Victorian workhouse in the 1860s, and used as a hospital between 1948 and 2009, shows:
- inside unused, hazardous areas (20% of the site is empty; 50% is under used);
- dilapidated buildings that would cost the local NHS £18m in backlog repairs;
- clinics spread across 20 buildings on steep slopes that elderly and disabled patients and parents with young children find hard to access;
- staff and patients in support of a new Health Hub as a replacement for Brighton General’s current working and patient care environment.
BBC and ITV news both ran coverage of the Trust’s plans to redevelop the site today, using footage shot during the making of the video within their reports:
"Your script is bloody good. In fact, I'd go as far as saying that in all the years I've done corporate jobs I've never been presented with a first script so close to complete!"
Philip Berman, Director, Larchmont Films