We at the Friends take our responsibilities seriously when we make decisions about how the money given to us is spent. As a small charity we are able to respond quickly and imaginatively to the changing needs of our local hospitals. We continue to work closely with clinicians to develop Small Acts of Friendship which looks at each patient as an individual.
The majority of the funds we raise are spent on our acute Trust, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Most of the NHS in-patients in the City are looked after here. Cardiac care, Renal care and oncology are based here, as is the Sussex Eye Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital. Small Acts of Friendship started here, on the Elderly Care Wards.
Our remaining funds are used to support the work of the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, which provides care for patients at home, and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which provides for mental health care in the City.
This ability to provide support to such a huge range of wards and departments makes our charity special. Details of equipment which we have bought in recent years can be found here.
Working with the NHS across Brighton & Hove by raising money for equipment and services to support patient well-being.