Every penny you donate makes a real difference
Here are some of the ways your vital donations are helping to make life better for patients in our local hospitals.
Ethnically Diverse teaching aids for antenatal classses
‘The lessons helped me a lot. Now, I feel happier and more excited to become a mother’.
Friends funding of £1,600 to support the diverse population in Brighton & Hove with fetal models, graphics and printed information reflecting different cultures and ethnicities. Midwives provide supportive antenatal care helping (soon to be) and new parents in an equitable and inclusive environment.
Nurse Specialist working with Oncologist Dr Kate Lankester
Meet Sarcoma Nurse Specialist Sarah Randall who is playing a vital role discussing treatment options around care and rehabilitation and providing general advice and support for patients. Thankfully sarcoma cancers are rare; this specialist role helps people make informed decisions around their care leading to improved well-being and a better service.
A Garden Gym at Mill View Hospital
Regular exercise is proven to help reduce stress, instil a sense of calm and reduce depression and anxiety. This state of the art gym equipment, funded by the Friends, is available for in-patients being treated for acute mental illness.
£4,200 Nutritional Assessment at Royal Sussex County Hospital
The Bodystat Quadscan used for for non-invasive assessment of body composition and nutritional status in severe or chronic illness. ‘Nutrition is very important and this helps individual assessment to inform clinical treatment for each patient.’
Enhanced Cardiology Service at Royal Sussex County Hospital
Two year legacy funding of £200,000 to set up an innovative Cardiology Service providing a holistic package of care and dedicated support for patients from two Cardiac Nurse Specialists.
Theraputic treatments at Mill View Hospital
Art and Craft materials for theraputic treatment sessions in five wards including Brunswick Dementia Ward and Pavilion Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. ‘Creativity is important for learning and development. It can involve problem solving, allowing us to change our environment and draw attention away from stresses and anxiety: all important elements for positive mental health.’ Nick McMaster OT Team Lead.