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Thank you to shoppers and staff at the Kemp Town Co-Ops for your wonderful support for Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals. £6,024 raised for our flagship Small Acts of Friendship initiative. We have so enjoyed being a Co-Op charity partner. ...

We are delighted to welcome Katy Wells, our newly appointed fundraiser, to the team. Katy has been a long-standing supporter of the charity and will be arranging regular fundraising events. If you would like to receive information about our events please look here on our website or email us to ask for your name to be added to our mailing list.  ...

Cardiac Nurse Specialists offer many patients timely and consistent care for a range of conditions, freeing up Consultant appointments for more complex cases.  Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals have agreed two-year funding for two new posts based at Royal Sussex County Hospital. Patrick Connolly, Acute Cardiac Nurse sees up to 40 patients in 5 clinics a week.  Patients ...

We are very hopeful that over cover feature on the October edition of the Kemptown Rag will generate some new volunteers for our shabby chic charity shop in Kemp Town. Say cheese! ...

Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals is looking for new designs for Christmas Cards for the forthcoming season. Designs should reflect Brighton & Hove and should work on a 6” x 4” card either landscape or portrait. Previous images are here.   The Friends will produce and print the cards, included information will reflect that proceeds from sales benefit Fri ...

In an article published in the July 2019 edition of OT News magazine, Paola O’Sullivan and Gemma Buckley explain how the introduction of activities on elderly acute wards has improved patients’ emotional and social wellbeing whilst in hospital.  Full article here. This article was first published by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists in Occupational Therapy News.  ...

Our Small Acts of Friendship fundraising campaign has just received a £5,000 boost from the Trustees of the Brighton District Nursing Association Trust. This donation will be used to fund the hairdressers and hand massage therapists who regularly visit patients on the elderly care wards at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Having your hair washed or your hands massaged makes an ...

The Crucible is a new initiative for collecting memories and stories about Royal Sussex County Hospital, to capture its heritage and share the role it has played in the lives of Brighton & Hove residents, including staff, patients and the wider community.   Join graphic novelist and storyteller Daniel Locke for a drawing, reminiscence and storytelling workshop t ...

‘Every single ward should have one of these gyms’  -  Service User Research suggests that exercise can contribute to mental wellbeing by helping to reduce stress, instill a sense of calm and have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and cognitive functioning amongst patients being treated on mental health wards and in the community. Pavilion Ward at Mill View Hospital is ...

Go Johnny Go Go Go team pictured before the Westminster Mile around St James's Park. Aged from 9 - 74 years this fantastic team of runners are all family and friends of Trustee John Austin. £1,500 raised for Small Acts of Friendship. Thank you so much to everyone who took part and to all the sponsors. ...

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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