What we do

Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals works to improve the experience of NHS patients in Brighton & Hove and Newhaven.

We provide funding to these NHS Trusts working in Brighton & Hove and Newhaven:
- Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH);
- Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust; 
- Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

The respective Trusts collate the applications for funding which have been received from their hospital departments, clinics and wards. These requests are then considered by the Executive Committee of the Friends and decisions are made about which items will be funded.

The Executive Committee use the following criteria:
~ The request should be for additional items of equipment, facilities or services
(i.e. not replacement items for existing equipment).
~ The request must be for equipment, facilities or services which relate to patient care.
~ The request must meet the Friends’ criteria for making the lives of patients more
comfortable, more convenient and more personal.
~ The request must demonstrate best price in value for money terms.

This innovative assessment tool, funded by the Friends, is in use daily both within exercise classes and in one to one patient sessions at Hove Polyclinic

BSUH Occupational Therapist

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