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Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals is looking for new designs for Christmas Cards for the forthcoming season. Designs should reflect Brighton & Hove and should work on a 6” x 4” card either landscape or portrait. Previous images are here.   The Friends will produce and print the cards, included information will reflect that proceeds from sales benefit Fri ...

In an article published in the July 2019 edition of OT News magazine, Paola O’Sullivan and Gemma Buckley explain how the introduction of activities on elderly acute wards has improved patients’ emotional and social wellbeing whilst in hospital.  Full article here. This article was first published by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists in Occupational Therapy News.  ...

Our Small Acts of Friendship fundraising campaign has just received a £5,000 boost from the Trustees of the Brighton District Nursing Association Trust. This donation will be used to fund the hairdressers and hand massage therapists who regularly visit patients on the elderly care wards at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Having your hair washed or your hands massaged makes an ...

The Crucible is a new initiative for collecting memories and stories about Royal Sussex County Hospital, to capture its heritage and share the role it has played in the lives of Brighton & Hove residents, including staff, patients and the wider community.   Join graphic novelist and storyteller Daniel Locke for a drawing, reminiscence and storytelling workshop t ...

‘Every single ward should have one of these gyms’  -  Service User Research suggests that exercise can contribute to mental wellbeing by helping to reduce stress, instill a sense of calm and have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and cognitive functioning amongst patients being treated on mental health wards and in the community. Pavilion Ward at Mill View Hospital is ...

We are grateful to the Friends for all their support in helping to create and fund this initiative. It is making a real difference.

Chief Nurse, BSUH
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Thank you for your generosity. The Vascular and Polytrauma OT department have recently been given wheelchairs: these are already making a huge difference to patients having rehabilitation on Level 8.
"Thank you very much for all of your hard work and commitment in providing a great service.

Anna Shelton, Occupational Therapist (Vascular), Royal Sussex County Hospital

Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals

Working with the NHS across Brighton & Hove by raising money for equipment and services to support patient well-being.