Latest funding news

During 2017, Friends Trustees have agreed to fund almost £200,000 of equipment and services requested by NHS clinicians working for the NHS Trusts we support. This included:

 

£194,383.57 to the Royal Sussex County Hospital,

Elderly Care Wards, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £135,000 – to fund a coordinator for our Small Acts of Friendship campaign and the equipment needed which will enable the coordinator to support social activities and emotional support for older patients at the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

OPAT, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £1.635 – to fund a Carescape machine and a thermometer.

Cardiac Theatres, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £7,309.88 – to fund a C-Mac video laryngoscope.

Pharmacy, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £2,748 – to fund two laptops.

Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £1,193.04 – to fund rehabilitation corner steps and step boxes for patient assessment.
  • £2,543 – to fund a stand aid with slings.
  • £1,780 – to fund a Sara Stedy carriage and stand aid.
  • £139 – to fund a body max studio dumbbell set.
  • £234.69 – to fund Boccia bals and a Boccia Demond Lite ramp.

Anaesthesia Dept, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £8,771.86 – to fund a Storz Cmac videolaryngoscope.

Respiratory Department, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £1,950 – to fund a Macrodot sweat testing system.

Acute Medicine Unit, Royal Sussex County hospital

  • £28,675 – to fund an ultrasound machine.
  • £439 – to fund friendship boxes for AMU and the emergency department.

Speech and Language Therapy, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £177.60 – to fund four voice amplifiers.
  • £1,787.50 – to fund a surgical flip up loupe and ergo headband.

 

£1,114.40 to Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, caring for patients in the community

Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, Newhaven Polyclinic

  • £1,114.40 – to fund various equipment including stead hold mugs, scales, cups, dressing aids, attention tests and a walking aid.

£70,794.29 to Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, including:

* High Dependecy Unit/ICU, Royal Sussex County Hospital : £6,240 – to fund large screens and equipment to project real time video from the local area to allow patients in this windowless area to see what is going on outside.

* Intensive Care Unit, Royal Sussex County Hospital : £1,500 – to fund improvements for the family waiting room at ICU and £440 – to fund wedge pillows to ease intubation on difficult patients.

* Neuro / Stroke Solomon Ward, Royal Sussex County Hospital : £9,180 – to fund two patient hoists to allow stroke patients to spend time out of bed.

* Head and Neck, Royal Sussex County Hospital : £768.96 – to fund information boards and leaflet racks for patients and £1,500 – to fund a slit lamp for screening patients with cataracts.

* Dermatology, Royal Sussex County Hospital : £8,520 – to fund an electric dermatone to be used for surgical reconstruction after skin cancer and £931.63 – to fund a Standing Aid which will allow for more independence.

* Facilities and Estates, Royal Sussex County Hospital : £1,950 – to fund ten fold up wheelchairs for main reception, to be used by patients arriving on this large site.

* Anaesthetics, Royal Sussex County Hospital : £19,000 – to fund a viscoelastography machine which will measure clot build up in surgical and trauma patients and permit faster treatment.

* Lawson Unit, Royal Sussex County hospital : £1,585 – to fund a bariatric cough machine and £1,858.74 – to fund a spirometer and a CO monitoring machine.

* Overton Ward, Royal Sussex County Hospital : £16,000 – to fund two BIPAP machines and nebulisers for respiratory patients.

 

£19,316.00 to Sussex Community NHS Trust:

* Bladder and Bowel Services : £11,370 – to fund two bladder scanners for the service.

* Community Respiratory Services : £1,649 – to fund a spirometer for accuarate results about breathing.

* Integrated Primary Care Teams : £194.97 – to fund three digital cameras which enable clinical teams to track wound healing.

* Diabetes Care for You : £1,212 – to fund a continuous blood monitoring system.

* Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team
£700 – to fund an anatomical model of the brain and other equipment to help patients and their families understand stroke medicine.
£1,801.26 – to fund assessment tools for use by clinicians working with patients.
£390.79 – to fund an iPad and apps to aid cognitive exercises.

* Phlebotomy Service : £273.98 – to fund a vein finder to allow clinicians to locate difficult veins.

 

£16,693.04 to Sussex Partnership Trust, including:

* Occupational Therapy in Pavilion, Caburn and Regency Wards at Millview Hospital
£14,635.44 – to fund a wide variety of equipment to help with OT on these wards, including stress balls, aromatherapy equipment, a multi gym and cross-trainer, exercise equipment and an outdoor concrete table tennis table. This will encourage recovery, fitness, engagement and help prevent boredom.

* Millview Hospital : £990 – to fund 500 sets of ‘coping skills’ key rings for patients to carry and refer to when stressed.

£35,256.08  to Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, including:

Physiotherapy Department, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £5,700 – to fund a cross-trainer and treadmill for use by the Osteoarthritis and Back Rehabilitation groups, as well as for general use by all physiotherapy patients.
  • £530 – to fund a Bodymax pulley, a piece of gym equipment which will be used to strengthen muscle groups in the upper and lower body of patients with hyper-mobility, osteoarthritis and those recovering after injury.

Occupational Therapy

  • £3,600 – to fund eight self-propelling wheelchairs for use by amputee patients and polytrauma patients. Self-propelling wheelchairs encourage independence and thus speed up progress.

Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £5,000 – to fund 56 perpetual calendar clocks throughout the hospital which will help patients waking up know the date and time and thus reduce confusion.
  • £6,100.50 – to fund a mobile hoist specifically designed for a demanding care environments.

HIV and Sexual Health Services

  • £2,800 – to fund comfortable chairs, sofas, a bookcase and a TV with DVD player which will be used by patients in the new day room.
  • £2,600 – to fund four tablet computers for patients to provide information confidentially at the four local NHS centres for Sexual Health clinics.

Emerald Unit/Dementia Team, Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £6,000 – to match fund with the Arts Council to support a project which will bring music to patients through local charity Rhythmix.

Imaging, Central Clinical Services

  • £650 – to fund six padded backrests for patient having chest X-rays. These will be particularly beneficial for elderly or thin patients, or those with limited movement.

 

£11,115.20 to Sussex Community NHS Trust:

Community Services, Hospital at Home

  • £5,100 – to fund six Docobo Care portable devices for health monitoring of patients in the home. These hand held devices use tablet-style technology to communicate with the patient in order to prompt and receive data before sending it on for the clinician to view. This is a pilot project for the Trust.

Integrated Primary Care Teams

  • £2,600 – to fund eleven Doppler Probes, one for each of the integrated care teams. These high-spec items will allow clinicians to accurately assess complex patients.

Community Neuro Rehab Team

  • £1,500 – to fund a Saebo Glove starter kit. This follows on from the Saebo flex kit purchase by the Friends and still being used by the Team. The Saebo glove allows the patient to benefit from the Saebo system without having a therapist present, increasing independence.
  • £180 – to fund a Hydraulic Hand Dynamometer, suitable for routine screening of grip strength as well as ongoing evaluation.
  • £80 – to fund a Roylan 9-hole peg test kit to be used in the care and rehabilitation of patients with a condition affecting their fine motor movement, such as Stroke or MS.

Community Rapid Response Service

  • £880 – to fund six Nonin pulse oximiters and three portable key safes, which provide a vital safety net for some patients.

Community Short Term Services

  • £270 – to fund five digital cameras to assess and evaluate patient wounds.

MS Service

  • £80 – to fund TENS machines to be used to control the neuropathic pain associated with MS. This is a trial to allow patients to trial a TENS machine.

 

£8,397.76 to Sussex Partnership Trust, including:

Brunswick Ward and Promenade Ward, Mill View Hospital

  • £2,500 – to fund ten tablet computers for patients to use to connect with the outside world. Music production equipment will also be funded from this grant, to encourage patients to make music as a therapeutic device.

Rutland Gardens

  • £900 – to fund a PC computer and printer which would allow patients to connect with the outside world. It would also enable patients to work on their CVs or job applications and research, for example, local sports clubs which they might wish to use.

Pavilion Ward, Mill View Hospital

  • £1,070 – to fund equipment which will provide the ward with ‘Calm Down Boxes’. These Boxes contain calming items, such as a vibrating massage mat, aromatherapy oils and an iPod Shuffle, which can be used by patients to calm themselves down. These Boxes are expected to reduce patient distress and conflict on the ward.

Brighton & Hove Group Treatment Service, Regency Ward and Pavilion Ward

  • £1,500 – to fund gardening equipment. The BHGTS programme of psycho-social interventions will have clients join and participate for up to ten weeks; the equipment will be used to promote mindfulness and general wellbeing.

£102,748.73 to Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, including:

Surgery at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £520.61 – to fund a sit-on weighing scale.
  • £6,100.50 – to fund a mobile hoist specifically designed for demanding care environments.

Sussex Kidney Unit

  • £20,170 – donated by an earmarked legacy, this money is being used to fund various items for the Sussex Kidney Unit.

Intensive Care Unit

  • £35,500 – to fund two Hamilton transport ventilators for non-invasive ventilatory support.
  • £8,500 – to fund a Video laryngyscope for managing patients with breathing problems.

Resusitation Services

  • £2,797.50 – to fund three portable EMMA CapnoGRAPHs which monitor exhaled carbon dioxide to be used at the scene of an incident.

Physiotherapy

  • £2,999 – to fund a Continuous Passive Movement knee unit to increase range of movement following injury or surgery.
  • £4,232 – to fund a NIPPY Clearway to assist patients unable to cough.
  • £471.32 - to fund dumbell sets and foam rollers.

Accident and Emergency Department

  • £4,920 – to fund two Hovermatt patient transfer systems.

Diabetes

  • £1,963.26 – to fund a Motion Computing C5y system to allow beside access to patient histories.

Rapid Access Clinic for Older People (RACOP)

  • £1,615.35 – to fund a Holter recorder lifecard CF 24 hour ECG monitor.
  • £198.99 – to fund a television with freeview for the waiting area.

Critical Care

  • £2,112.08 – to fund two iPads and other equipment which allows critical care patients to communicate.

Speech and Language Therapy

  • £904.08 - to fund two iPads for patients without speech to use to communicate.

Security Department

  • £1,194 – to fund a sign maker for use while the RSCH site is being developed.

Jowers Ward

  • £299.00 – to fund a television and DVD player for patient entertainment.

Solomon/Donald Hall Ward

  • £1,508.00 - to fund two iPads with retina display and suitable apps to increase patient participation in therapy.
  • £153.60 – to fund two Echo MiniTechs to enable communication with hard-of-hearing patients.
  • £1,661.61 – to fund a combi tilt-in-space commode/shower chair with left and right lateral supports.

Audiology

  • £261.83 - to fund child-sized tables, chairs and magazines, items requested by the children using this adult service.

Maternity and Neonatal Counselling

  • £502.00 - to fund a Light Bar Kit and EMDR DVD Repairing Birth Trauma with EMDR.

 

£1,115.51 to East Sussex NHS Trust:

Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, Newhaven Polyclinic

  • £1,115.15 – to fund an iPad, Rivermead Behavioural Memory test, Nesting Rehab steps, Bender and Medicine Balls and a Mirror Box. This equipment will be used by clinical staff working in the community.

 

£10,553.02 to Sussex Partnership Trust, including:

Pavilion PICU, Mill View Hospital

  • £882.30 – to fund furniture for the garden area.
  • £2,070 – to fund the purchase and installation of a concrete chess table, with seats.

Lighthouse Recovery Support Team, Sackville Gardens

  • £413.92 – to fund a lawnmower and swing seat for the garden area, which service users like to maintain.
  • £901.77 – to fund a television and DVD player, with cabinet, for service users.

Adult Mental Health Services, Mill View Hospital

  • £2,070 – to fund the purchase and installation of a concrete chess table, with seats.

Adult Mental Health Services, Rutland Gardens

  • £4,215 – to fund the purchase and installation of a concrete chess table, with seats, and a concrete table tennis table.

£113,018.55 to Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, including:

Surgery at the Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £75,500 – to fund ten Bladder Scanners placed in key locations in the hospital.

Intensive Care Unit

  • £10,000 – to fund a high specification bed to help treat very sick trauma patients, especially those on ventilators.
  • £1,820 – to fund equipment to provide comfort to spinal patients who are unable to move, such as prism glasses which allow patients to read a book or see the world around them despite lying prone in bed.

Respiratory Unit

  • £60 – to fund new eye charts which are used in the treatment of TB.

Physiotherapy

  • £280 – to fund a walking frame which will help mobilise patients more quickly.

Egremont Ward

  • £1,580 – to fund a Tilt-in-Space static chair which will allow tracheotomy patients to get out of bed which in turn will aid their recovery. 

Jowers Ward

  • £4,130 – to fund a Stand Aid machine for this female elderly care ward.

Solomon Ward

  • £1,070 – to fund comfortable chairs for the day room.

Physiotherapy Stroke Department

  • £4,560 – to fund a powered standing frame which will aid recovery as it allows post-stroke patients to benefit from moving around quickly after a stroke.

Cardiac Unit at Royal Sussex County Hospital

  • £210 – to fund a weight scale and a wall mounted height chart

The Emerald Unit at RSCH

  • £12,204 – specialist furniture, fixtures and fittings to enhance the environment at this newly opened specialist dementia care unit.

Sussex Eye Hospital

  • £1188 - to fund two patient examination chairs and one operator stool

 

£8,259.74 to Sussex Community NHS Trust, including:

Community Rapid Response Service

  • £1,340 – to fund nine pulse oximieters and £130 for an ear clip sensor.
  • £200 – to fund four key safes to enable access to vulnerable patients at home.

Intravenous Therapy

  • £750 – to fund five pulse oximiters.

Community Short Term Services

  • £1,530 – to fund a portable ECG machine for use in the community.
  • £140 – to fund weights to facilitate exercise to increase strength and mobility.
  • £150 – to fund a fingertip pulse oximiter for use during treatment at home by a physiotherapist, particularly for those with COPD.
  • £30 – to fund three wobble cushions to improve patient core body strength.

Long Term Conditions Team

  • £500 – to fund digital sit down scales to be used for patients who are unable to stand.

Community Neuro Rehab Team

  • £80 – to fund assessment tools and two folding mirror therapy boxes.
  • £220 – to fund an assessment tool for post-stroke patients.

Falls and Osteo Team

  • £80 – to fund a resource book to reduce the risk of falling in patients with vertigo.

Tissue Viability Team

  • £650 – to fund leaflets to educate patients and their carers about the prevention and management of pressure ulcers.

Speech and Language Therapy Team

  • £2,190 – to fund Therapy Box communications software which is used with a tablet computer or smartphone by patients with diseases such as Motor Neurone Disease who are not otherwise able to communicate.

Sussex Rehabilitation Centre

  • £200 – to fund computer software for use by technicians to scan 3D patient body shapes which will allow the creation of more comfortable special seating.

  

£6,638.00 to Sussex Partnership Trust, including:

Meridian Ward, Mill View Hospital

  • £6,100 – to fund outdoor equipment for this adult mental health ward. The equipment includes Tai Chi Spinners for fitness, wheelchair-friendly raised garden beds, picnic tables and chairs, a bird table and giant chess and draughts sets.

Occupational Therapy Department, Mill View Hospital

  • £540 – to fund equipment to alleviate the physical difficulties of some older mental health service users. Includes shower seats, walking frames and bath boards.

£57,543.36 to Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals, including:

Acute Medical Unit

  • £10,500 – to fund equipment to create a dedicated ambulatory care unit (ACU) within the AMU.

Audiology

  • £2,000 – to fund Boomerang Patient Pagers which help protect patient confidentiality, especially among the hard of hearing.

Imaging, A&E and X-Ray

  • £3,000 – to fund new seating for the Imaging and CT waiting areas.

Main Theatres

  • £6,000 – to fund a Hovermatt inflatable mattress to allow patients to be moved more safely and comfortably.

Occupational Therapy

  • £2,500 – to fund a Tilt-in-Space wheelchair for patients with high-dependency, specialist seating needs.

Paediatric X-Ray

  • £150 – to fund Nintendo DSi games to distract and entertain children who are undergoing unpleasant procedures.

Pathology / Phlebotomy

  • £4,500 – to fund a reclining phlebotomy chair for patients at risk of fainting or medical emergency.

Patient Safety

  • £17,000 – to fund a hoist lift system used to safely move patients who have fallen.

Pharmacy

  • £10,000 – to fund Patient Own Drug lockers on Bristol and Jowers wards.

Surgery / Pickford Ward

  • £600 – to fund bright pictures for patients with poor vision.

 

£13,325.49 to Sussex Community NHS Trust, including:

Community Neuro Rehab Team

  • £450 – to fund patient hoist weighing scales.

Community Rapid Response Service

  • £700 – to fund seven thermometer tympanic devices.
  • £600 – to fund four finger pulse oximeters.
  • £145 – to fund a patient transfer slideboard.

Community Short Term Services

  • £1,000 – to fund three independent living scale assessment sets, to be used by Occupational Therapists to assess patients.

Continence Service

  • £1,650 – to fund five pelvic floor stimulation devices, disposable electrodes and other equipment, to be used in Bladder or Bowel clinics, or in patients homes.

Paediatric Audiology

  • £350 – to fund an otoscope for examining the ears of children with special needs.

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

  • £250 – to fund specialist equipment to support Occupational Therapists working with children with handwriting and/or movement difficulties.

Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Department

  • £150 – to fund three light-based toys to distract children having unpleasant medical tests in a dark room.

Respiratory Team

  • £1,500 - to fund 11 finger pulse oximeters.
  • £5,000 – to fund seven spirometers to screen patients for COPD.

Speech and Language Therapy Department

  • £150 – to fund a language assessment kits.

Wheelchair Service

  • £1,000 – to fund a ‘switch kit’ to allow patients with physical restrictions to operate their own wheelchair.

 

£365.05 to East Sussex Healthcare, including:

Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, Newhaven

  • £275 – to fund equipment to be used by post-stroke patients in the gym.

Occupational Therapy Team, Newhaven

  • £90 – to fund equipment which the Occupational Therapists will use to enhance patients abilities.

 

£20,900.00 to Sussex Partnership Trust, including:

Brunswick Ward, Nevill Hospital

  • £900 – to fund a 3 seater specialist sofa.

Regency Ward, Millview Hospital

  • £10,000 – to fund a 12 x 14 foot Men’s Shed.

Millview Hospital Built Environmental Arts Project

  • £10,000 – to fund a collaboration with Brighton & Hove Museums and local artists to enhance the artistic environment of Millview Hospital.

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