Her Majesty, The Queen shows her support for BSUH Charity with £2,500 grant award

PatronsFund__Stack_Teal-1Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Charity (BSUH Charity) is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

Around £750,000 has been distributed between nearly 300 charities and other organisations in the UK and the Commonwealth. The Fund received generous donations from a range of supporters; including individual donors, businesses, schools, community groups and the proceeds from The Patron’s Lunch, the event on the Mall last June.

Funding from the Patron’s Fund will improve the experience of patients, families and visitors to Royal Sussex County Hospital by providing electronic information boards in the main entrances. The boards will share ward-specific performance information as well as highlight the NHS initiative: You Said, We Did. The boards are updated regularly and demonstrate how we listen to and respond to patient feedback. They also include patients’ comments about their experience in hospital and what we’ve done well.

BSUH Charity exists solely to improve the services of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust by funding state-of-the-art equipment, healing environments, specialty staff training and innovative research projects. Your local charity for your hospitals: the Royal Sussex County Hospital, The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, the Sussex Eye Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital.

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chair of The Board of Trustees for The Patron’s Fund, said:

‘The Patron’s Fund is very pleased to be able to support Royal Sussex County Hospital with its valuable work through a contribution to the hospital’s charitable fund. Royal Sussex County Hospital is among hundreds of organisations for which The Queen acts as a Patron, which between them make a difference to causes and communities in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth.’