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Nurse Annie Shotton completes swim of the English Channel!

On 3rd August, brave Nurse Annie Shotton took on the challenge of a lifetime and completed her swim of the English Channel. This swim was a whole 2.5 years in the making, with Annie training extremely hard to ensure she was prepared both physically and mentally. Setting off from Samphire Hoe Beach in Dover at 6am, it took her 12 …

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Beautiful chapel refurbishment at The Princess Royal Hospital

Onward Arts is the permanent arts programme for our hospitals, and is funded by BSUH Charity. From May this year, the charity also provided funding for an Arts Project Manager to coordinate this work, focusing on improving existing healthcare environments and the wellbeing of staff through arts engagement. One of the projects the new coordinator has helped to deliver is …

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Peacehaven Community School poetry, celebrating NHS staff

July marked the 73rd birthday of the NHS. So pupils at Peacehaven Community School wrote these beautiful poems to thank staff for their hard work this year and beyond. We have shared the poetry with teams across our four hospitals, who were truly touched by such kind words. We think Gracie really captured the national feeling of admiration for all …

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Happy 73rd birthday to the NHS!

The 5th July marked the 73rd birthday of the NHS. On the big day, NHS Charities across the UK joined together to celebrate with a range of ‘Big Tea’ events.   It has truly been a year like no other. So it was time to take a moment to reflect, and to thank the NHS and its staff for everything …

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Annie’s BIG SWIM

Annie Shotton is truly a force to be reckoned with. She is swimming the English Channel this July! Annie is fundraising for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital via BSUH Charity. She has worked as a nurse at the hospital for thirteen years and is extremely passionate about raising funds to directly benefit the children that visit. Annie’s blog really captures …

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Introducing ‘The Bolthole’ communal staff room…

The new communal staff room ‘The Bolthole’ was officially opened at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton in May. The staff room was funded by generous public donations to the BSUH Charity ‘Help BSUH Hospitals Fight Covid-19’ campaign, and was brought to life in partnership with the Health and Wellbeing team. Faye Heffernan, Engagement, Health and Wellbeing Manager was joined …

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‘Heroes’ Lounge’ staff room opened at Princess Royal Hospital, thanks to public donations

The ‘Heroes’ Lounge’ communal staff room was officially opened at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH), in February this year. The development of the room was made possible thanks to wonderfully kind community donations to the BSUH Charity ‘Help Our Hospitals Fight Covid-19’ campaign. Since then, the staff room has proved a real hit with teams at the PRH. It provides …

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‘Stilgoe in the Shed’ – musical fundraiser for BSUH staff

Joe Stilgoe is an ‘internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter’, who lives in Hove. During the most recent lockdown, Joe has been putting on a series of musical performances, live from his shed and shared via YouTube. Joe kindly decided to dedicate the final twenty performances of the ‘Stilgoe In The Shed’ series to front line staff at BSUH NHS. …

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