A MENTAL health trust has paid out more than £4 million in golden goodbyes to staff in four years, The Argus can reveal.

More than 100 staff members received additional payments beyond their statutory entitlement from Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust between 2012 and 2015.

Unions have raised concerns about the loss of experienced and talented staff at huge financial cost to the taxpayer.

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