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It can’t have escaped your notice that The Royal Sussex County Hospital is currently undergoing a facelift, almost two hundred years after it opened. The redevelopment (pictured below) will see the replacement of all the buildings on the front side of the main site, giving the hospital a completely new look on the outside as well as improved facilities and increased capacity on ...

We are delighted to have received a donation of over £1,000 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. This has been raised by local Co-op customers and we will use it to support Small Acts of Friendship, providing activities for patients on the Elderly Care Wards at RSCH. If you would like to support Small Acts of Friendship please donate here.  ...

Please consider sponsoring our Trustee John Austin who is dusting off his running shoes for the Westminster Mile to raise funds for Small Acts of Friendship. SAF is having such a positive impact on our Elderly Care Wards and all support helps the work continue. Read about John and sponsor him here.  ...

Nuclear medicine is a branch of medical imaging that uses small amounts of radioactive material to diagnose and determine the severity of or treat a variety of diseases, including many types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological disorders and other abnormalities within the body. The BSUH Radiopharmacy Department has recently re-opened in the Hanb ...

Friends Trustee John Austin considers the funding challenges faced in Social Care. In a previous article “Who pays for Care?” I wrote about the problems facing care providers and funders and the divide between health and personal social care.  Both major political parties have acknowledged the problems in funding a sustainable care service; but neither, when in office, has res ...

We are delighted Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals has been chosen as a Local Cause by the Co-Op to support the charity’s work with Small Acts of Friendship.  There are collecting boxes in the Co-Op stores in St James’s Street and St George’s Road so please support this charity if you are shopping there.   A call-out to all Co-Op members:  if you have a memb ...

Our good friends in the Heritage Department of the Royal Sussex County Hospital are looking for volunteers for a project to secure the history of the hospital for posterity:* Oral history volunteer* Collections and Interpretation volunteer* Marketing and evaluation volunteer The volunteering roles are based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital site, with one or two trips to t ...

An update on Small Acts of Friendship from Friends Trustee Chris Rendel: When Small Acts of Friendship was launched in 2017, all we had was a vision, a fundraising target, and one person, Paola O’Sullivan, the newly hired coordinator. Today we have a team of 15, mostly volunteers, offering hairdressing, hand massage, befriending, poetry, art, music and even sing alongs to pat ...

Children from Hove Junior School and St Andrews Primary School visited the Elderly Care Wards at Royal Sussex County Hospital to hand out Christmas Gift Bags. The children had collected and filled the bags with small gifts as part of the Small Acts of Friendship campaign - a unique programme to help elderly patients retain dignity, social activity, mobility and well-bein ...

Friends Trustee John Austin reflects on the recent Budget Who pays for care and who cares for the carers? These questions have been hotly debated over the past 20 years, but after successive reports, Green Papers, White Papers, Independent Inquiries and a Royal Commission are we any nearer a sustainable solution? After years of cuts and increasing demand it would be churlish ...

Thank you for the exciting and beneficial equipment you have funded. The Motomed Viva 2 brings additional therapy to the acute stroke patients at the hospital, encouraging early return of activity in the affected limb whilst avoiding side effects related to lack of immobility such as muscle wastage and reduced cardio-vascular endurance.

Charlotte Hunt Neuro Physiotherapist Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, RSCH

A big thank you for your kind donation of high back chairs. They will be of great benefit to our Park Centre patients who struggle to get out of the low back chairs.

Lisa Thomas-Brooks, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist

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