Family raises £1,650 for neonatal unit

Family raises £1,650 for neonatal unit

A couple have raised more than £1,600 for Love Your Hospital, the trust’s dedicated charity, to thank staff on the neonatal unit at St Richard’s Hospital for the care provided to their premature twins.

Initially planned to be born at St Richards, Poppy and Jessica Jennions arrived 10 weeks and 1 day early on 25th August 2018, prompting a change of venue to the Queen Alexander Hospital in Portsmouth.

At ten days old, the twins were strong enough to be transferred for specialist care at St Richard’s Hospital for a further 40 days, where they were treated for chronic lung disease and anaemia before finally going home. They then spent a further seven weeks on oxygen under the care of a St Richard’s outreach nurse.

Parents Lauren and Philip from Havant wanted to find a special way to support both neonatal units involved in the twins’ care and arranged an 18 mile charity walk on 20th April, starting at the Queen Alexander and ending at St Richard’s Hospital.

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Family raises £1,650 for neonatal unit

A couple have raised more than £1,600 for Love Your Hospital, the trust’s dedicated charity, to thank staff on the neonatal unit at St Richard’s Hospital for the care provided to their premature twins.

Initially planned to be born at St Richards, Poppy and Jessica Jennions arrived 10 weeks and 1 day early on 25th August 2018, prompting a change of venue to the Queen Alexander Hospital in Portsmouth.

At ten days old, the twins were strong enough to be transferred for specialist care at St Richard’s Hospital for a further 40 days, where they were treated for chronic lung disease and anaemia before finally going home. They then spent a further seven weeks on oxygen under the care of a St Richard’s outreach nurse.

Parents Lauren and Philip from Havant wanted to find a special way to support both neonatal units involved in the twins’ care and arranged an 18 mile charity walk on 20th April, starting at the Queen Alexander and ending at St Richard’s Hospital.

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Hair raising charity stunt to support Urology services

Six members of Bognor Golf Club have raised more than £1900 for local hospital services… by growing moustaches.

The golfers ditched their razors to support an appeal launched by hospital staff to improve urology care in West Sussex.

Paul Carter, Consultant Urological Surgeon for Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Chichester Nuffield Hospital, was delighted to receive the unexpected cheque in the post.

He said: “We are absolutely thrilled with this donation from the Bognor Golf Club. We have already raised a significant amount of money for Love Your Hospital, the trust’s dedicated charity, and are keen to use these funds raised by the members specifically to improve equipment used in our multi-disciplinary team meetings where we discuss our local cancer patients.”

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Official opening of bereavement suite at Worthing Hospital

A hospital suite designed to give parents a safe haven to stay in after the loss of a baby has been officially opened on the maternity unit at Worthing Hospital on Wednesday 27th February 2019.

“We now have a beautiful space in which we can provide support and care to parents going through a difficult time.

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Sepsis survivor stages fundraising singathon for staff who saved her life

Pat Davies was admitted to Worthing Hospital A&E after falling seriously ill with sepsis, a serious and life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection causes injury to its own tissues and organs. “I was moments from death when I arrived at A&E,” said Pat. “The diagnosis came after I was transferred to Castle ward and it was there that I received the most amazing care.”

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Dad makes marathon effort to thank special care baby unit

When Chris Sloggett’s son Jasper was born on 13 April 2017 at Worthing Hospital, both he and his wife Gayle were looking forward to going home and starting life as a family. However, after a relatively straight forward birth, Jasper became very unwell before they were discharged and stopped breathing while still on the ward.

After being rushed to the special care baby unit next door, nurses carried out emergency tests and discovered he had a serious infection. Jasper spent two and a half weeks on the unit and further investigations found he also had an abnormal lump on one of his heart valves.

Chris, 37, a teacher at Felpham Community College, said, “He was monitored 24 hours a day and underwent an exhaustive array of treatments and tests, but he received outstanding care and treatment from all the fantastic staff. The support given to my wife at a difficult time was second to none.”

It was this life-saving care that inspired Chris to raise money for the unit. No stranger to running, he had already taken part in no fewer than nine marathons already, however, this time round, he decided to take on the big one and embarked on a rigorous training regime to get ready for the 2018 London Marathon.

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Hospital staff dress up for charity festive fashion day

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Nurse decorates house to launch NHS Charity Christmas Appeal

A nurse from Selsey has adorned the outside of her house and front garden in Christmas decorations to mark the launch of a local hospital charity’s Christmas gift appeal. Sarah Munday, 42, a dementia nurse at St Richard’s Hospital, has covered her place of residence...

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NHS surgeons to take on 100 mile cycle challenge

Consultant Urological Surgeons from St Richard’s Hospital, Worthing Hospital and West Sussex Urology LLP are vowing to take on a gruelling 100 mile bike ride in a bid to boost urology services for local patients. The challenge, which will support Love Your Hospital,...

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Local MP’s join hospital charity to celebrate the NHS at 70

Love Your Hospital, the dedicated charity of Western Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, gifted every patient at Worthing and St Richard’s Hospitals a slice of birthday cake on Thursday 5th July to celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service. Joined by local...

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