Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust presented with £94k gift

Thursday, 13 December 2018
Volunteers hold donation cheque

Royal Voluntary Service presented Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) with a gift of £94,000 at a special afternoon tea held at the Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) last week.

The money was raised by the six café services the charity runs across RSCH in Brighton.

The funds, which were presented to Pete Landstrom, the Trust’s Chief Delivery Officer, will support the purchase of new equipment for the hospital, specifically a TransEsophagael Echocardiography Machine and a Pulmonary Lung Function Analyser.

"I would like to thank Royal Voluntary Service for this very generous donation; this equipment will really help our doctors and nurses as they care for our patients. I am also delighted to join everyone today and celebrate the dedicated long service of Jean, Julie, Sally and Judith. I know the support we receive every day from Royal Voluntary Service volunteers is hugely appreciated by our patients, visitors and staff and want to say thank you from everyone at BSUH."

Pete Landstrom, Chief Delivery Officer, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

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Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary service organisations in Britain. We inspire and enable 20,000 volunteers to help people in need in hospitals, at home and in the community.

Our volunteers improve patient experience in hospital, aid recovery after a stay on ward, help older people support themselves at home, stay fit and active and build meaningful social connections.

Royal Voluntary Service supports volunteers to run services in the community such as lunch and dining clubs, physical activity classes, craft, gardening and other hobby groups. We work collaboratively with other charities, social care providers and the NHS to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved.

The charity is one of the UK’s largest hospital retailers with 230 volunteer-run shops, cafés and trolley services providing tea and company to patients, hospital staff and visitors.

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