This is how you can support NHS heroes at hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath

A campaign has been launched to support NHS heroes at hospitals in Brighton and Haywards Heath.

Tuesday, 31st March 2020, 5:34 pm

Every day, healthcare workers at our hospitals are risking their lives to keep us all safe.

And they have come under increasing pressure to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has already claimed more than 1,700 lives.

The ‘Help BSUH Hospitals’ campaign, launched by Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) charity, gives the community a way to express their gratitude for the dedication and kindness of staff.

Members of the front-line team on the Intensive Care Unit. Picture: BSUH Charity

People can make a donation and help make a difference where it is needed at The Princess Royal Hospital, The Royal Sussex County Hospital, Princess Alexandra Children’s Hospital and Sussex Eye Hospital.

Alan McCarthy, chairman of the board of trustees, said: “We have established this campaign to help support our wonderful hospital staff during these challenging times.

“These are the people on the frontline of the fight against coronavirus in Brighton and Haywards Heath.

“It is clear that many in our community want to do something to show their support for the NHS heroes who are going above and beyond for us all.

“Thank you in advance to everyone for their kindness and support as we look to give a bit more help to those that are helping us.”

The BSUH Charity is dedicated to raising money for all wards and departments across the four hospitals.

People who would like to make a donation can text HELPBSUH to 70450 to give £5 or visit: www.helpBSUHhospitals.org.uk.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH) is an acute teaching hospital working across two main sites; the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

The Brighton campus includes the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and the Sussex Eye Hospital and is also the Major Trauma Centre for the region.

It provides district general hospital services to local populations in and around the Brighton and Hove, Mid Sussex and the western part of East Sussex and more specialised and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the south

east of England.

To find out more about the BSUH Charity, visit www.bsuh.nhs.uk/charity.