Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals funds departments and wards in NHS facilities throughout Brighton & Hove and Newhaven. During the last ten years, over £1.6 million worth of equipment has been provided by the Friends to NHS wards and departments across the City.
Some examples in recent years include:
£1.50 paid for one Heel Pressure damage prevention cards, to increase patient mobility. The Friends bought 300.
£9 paid for a relaxation CD for Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust to use for patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Friends bought 9 CDs.
£180 paid for a Micro Monitor to support smoking cessation services
£200 paid for a step box set for assessment and support of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy patients
£1,300 paid for a Dinamap for Sussex Eye Hospital. This item was funded via a legacy
£4,570 paid for two incubators for radioactive broth, allowing for a more streamlined service for Nuclear Medicine patients
£19,660 paid for three Bladder Scanners, for us by Community nursing teams across the City.
Like most charities, we prefer to receive donations to general funds because this allows us to spend the money where the NHS clinicians feel it is most needed.
However, some fundraisers prefer to raise funds towards a specific ward or department. If you would like to donate to a specific ward or department please contact us. Your donation can usually be used to pay for part of a more expensive item. All of our grant requests come from clinicians working in the department and we always ensure that any training needs are met.
You may also choose to donate specifically to Small Acts of Friendship via our JustGiving campaign.
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.Anna Shelton, Occupational Therapist (Vascular), Royal Sussex County Hospital
"Thank you very much for all of your hard work and commitment in providing a great service.
Working with the NHS across Brighton & Hove by raising money for equipment and services to support patient well-being.