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 our patients. Right now we are facing the hardest part of this pandemic, and we wanted to share how your support turns into real-life outcomes.

The support of our local community was incredible during 2020, and we are deeply grateful for this. Our staff welfare campaign, alongside significant contributions from NHS Charities Together, has supported urgent interventions and items for staff and patients, and forthcoming improvements to the hospital environment, which will benefit people long beyond this pandemic.

 We are asking for your help again

As the country and the NHS face unprecedented challenges this winter and spring, we are once again asking for your help. 

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: Thanks to your ideas, we have already been able to support improvements for bringing music to patients, tablet devices for all wards, children’s physio equipment and a piano for the hospital chapel. “There is no such thing as a bad idea” and SASH Charity encourages all NHS colleagues to continue in submitting applications for charitable funding to turn these ideas into reality. You can apply right now.

Small grants scheme: NHS heroes are everywhere. If you have witnessed an NHS member of staff go above and beyond, you can apply for a small grant to give a token of appreciation to the recipient, or if you or a colleague require urgent support where a small amount of charitable money could help, such as spare clothes or items to support your wellbeing – we would love to help you. It is really quick and easy to apply for a small grant. In order to do so, please email the SASH Charity team via email [email protected] or call 01737 768511  ext. 1295.

Help us buy everyone a drink: It’s going to be busy here. So, with your help, we will build a small budget to help NHS staff across our hospitals go for social events once the coming period of pressure and social distancing measures has passed. We will (with your support) provide a budget for each and every team across SASH NHS Trust, (from cleaners, to porters, nurses, and leaders) to go for a drink/social event. Because we (like you) love our NHS staff, and it’s the very least we can do, given what they’ll be doing for us in the coming months.

 

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