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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.  ...

Friends of Brighton & Hove Hospitals are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person who has fundraising experience of organising events and working with community groups and businesses. Some experience of working in legacy fundraising would be advantageous. We are looking for someone who understands the fundraising environment and can demonstrate the relevant sk ...

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 ...

Friends member and supporter has recently started Volunteering at the Friends Shop.....here are his first impressions Red carpet, banners, balloons, brass bands, fireworks, confetti, ticker tape, paparazzi, telly-helis, crowds of adoring fans, staff bowing and curtseying, champagne corks popping, the mayor ready to greet me with a bouquet of red roses – not a single one of the ...

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. ...

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.  ...

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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