Since COVID-19 began, it has been remarkable to see how your generosity and acts of kindness have helped SASH Charity to support NHS Staff and patients. Read here how your donations have helped.

We are deeply grateful for this support, which alongside significant contributions from NHS Charities Together, has supported urgent interventions and items for staff and patients through the pandemic (for example Tablet Computers for patient video calls, for every ward at SASH, psychological support for staff), and forthcoming improvements to the hospital environment, which will benefit people long beyond this pandemic.

We are asking for your help again

As we move into the next phase, the country and the NHS face different challenges, and we are once again asking for your help as we seek to deliver a meaningful legacy for NHS staff and patients beyond this initial phase of the pandemic.

We will continue to adapt and develop throughout this unprecedented period in our National Health Service to help get your support to where it is needed most across our hospitals. We wanted to let you know what we are doing on your behalf:

Supporting staff ideas: We support staff ideas which help them go above and beyond for patients in Surrey and Sussex. Explore our Google Earth map to see some examples. This is only possible thanks to your support. If you work at SASH you can apply here for funding for your own ideas.

Creating new spaces for staff and visitors: Directly in response to staff feedback, and thanks to your support, we are creating a number of new and improved rest areas around the Trust. These will provide new spaces for staff to rest, and for patients or visitors to take a quiet moment. Alongside the flagship projects at East Surrey Hospital, your support for our staff welfare appeal is helping make improvements to every staff room around SASH NHS, ranging from a new kettle for the team in Caterham (because a cup of tea is important!), through to new furniture, and decor for staff in Crawley and Horsham. Find out more here.

Thanking staff for their work through the pandemic: It’s been an extraordinary period for NHS staff. With your help, we hope to support a thank you event(s) for the teams who have done so much during the last 18 months. These will be for each and every team across SASH NHS Trust, from cleaners, to porters, nurses, and leaders. Because we (like you) love our NHS staff, and want to say a small thank you.

Your donations will be used right here at East Surrey Hospital, and Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust to help staff to continue to go above and beyond as they provide exceptional care.

Together we are an incredible community.

Thank you for your help