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Staff gifted a night on the ice to say ‘thank you’

NHS Staff from local hospitals across Sussex were treated to a first ice skate of the season as a thank you for going above and beyond for patient care. The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink in Brighton opened its doors early, ahead of its public opening on Saturday 29th October, especially for staff and volunteers at University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation …

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Our Christmas 2021 Campaign: The Gift of Thanks

Our #GiftofThanks campaign is a heartfelt thank you to local NHS heroes, powered by community love… We have all experienced two years like no other before them. NHS staff at our four hospitals have worked tirelessly to care for patients and their loved ones in incredibly difficult circumstances. So this Christmas, we’re saying a big THANK YOU to our wonderful …

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Re-designed Chapel / Sanctuary Space opens at The Princess Royal Hospital

On Monday 22nd November, the Onward Arts and Chaplaincy teams at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Haywards Heath hosted a special event, to celebrate the re-opening of the renovated chapel space there. These enhancements began in 2020 and were made possible thanks to kind donations to BSUH Charity, which funds Onward Arts at our hospitals. Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths …

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Run the Brighton Marathon 2022 for your local hospital!

Next year’s Brighton Marathon will take place on Sunday 10 April 2022. This wonderful, local event takes in the city’s most striking landmarks, with a route beginning in leafy Preston Park and ending on Brighton’s striking seafront. We are on the look-out for superstar runners to join Team BSUH! Below we have shared some of the stories from our runners …

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Santa Bus returns, raising funds for BSUH Charity

Brighton & Hove Buses’ Santa Bus is back! The festive bus will once again visit over 200 streets in Brighton & Hove in the run-up to Christmas, to spread festive joy and raise money for local charities. This year, BSUH Charity has been selected as one of the twelve charities that will jointly benefit from the fundraising efforts. From the …

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A weekend of fundraising fun for BSUH Charity

The weekend of 11 / 12 September was jam-packed with sporting challenges, as a host of UHSussex staff and local people participated in events to raise money for BSUH Charity. First up, on 11 September was the BSUH Charity abseil event. An intrepid group of eighteen ‘jumpers’ took on the big leap with an abseil 450 ft. down Brighton’s iconic …

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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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