How your donations have been used

Supporting the patients and staff of East
Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

What Your Donations Bought

Thanks to your efforts, we raised £303,000 in 2021/22. Key highlights of our year included;

  • Virtual leadership support for nurses and matrons in the early stages of the pandemic;
  • A ‘What Matters to You’ initiative, providing small items for staff that made a big difference in the workplace;
  • Funding for a sunflower lanyard scheme, supporting patients with hidden disabilities.
  • Psychological support for staff during and after the pandemic, including: Trauma Risk Management (TRiM) training, a trauma-focused peer support system designed to help people who have experienced a traumatic, or potentially traumatic, event;
  • Support for a Youth Volunteer project, which identifies and implements opportunities for youth volunteers;
  • A state of the art haematology microscope, to enhance service delivery and the diagnosis of cancer patients;
  • A PAX scalp cooling system for the Pevensey Day Unit, which reduces hair loss during chemotherapy;
  • Furnishings for the bereavement suites at Conquest Hospital;
  • Emergency grants to help patients suffering from cancer.

How we allocate funding

Any colleague at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust can apply to the charity for funding to enhance patient care or for staff wellbeing in their area of work. We review all bids for funding and support as many of the deserving requests as we can. We have a charity committee made up of colleagues from across the trust who help decide which bids should be supported.