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Festive fun in Findon to support hospital

Festive fun in Findon to support hospital | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A family is a big charity cake sale in Findon to raise money for a new scanner at Worthing Hospital’s Breast Care Unit.

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HSJ Awards 2016 winners revealed

Marianne Griffiths of Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named Chief Executive of the Year at the 2016 HSJ Awards.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
Judges said Mrs Griffiths was a “selfless and devoted” leader who inspired and supported staff do their best for patients
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New hospital food services enable major investment in radiology services

New hospital food services enable major investment in radiology services | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Patients, visitors and staff at Western Sussex Hospitals are set to benefit from improved shop, café and restaurant services, thanks to a decision to award a new retail catering contract across the trust.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
The income generated by the new food and retail outlets will fund the replacement of high value radiology and ultrasound equipment in Worthing and St Richard’s Hospitals, enabling digitised records, improved services and reduced waiting times. 

Some of the money will also be used to refurbish wards in Worthing Hospital and the development of musculo-skeletal services at Southlands Hospital.
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Worthing and Chichester acute stroke services could be merged in future

Doctors at Coastal West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said they believed a move towards a single site option was the ‘right direction of travel’, but not in the ‘immediate future’ 
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The CCG explained that more than 600 patients a year was usually the threshold for a hyper-acute stroke unit, with Worthing currently serving around 450 a year, and St Richard’s 380.
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100% success rate for new Filipino nurses

100% success rate for new Filipino nurses | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A unique 100% pass rate has been achieved by Filipino nurses recruited by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in their Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) competency to practice examinations. 

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A further 50 Filipino nurses are expected to be offered posts this month and nearly 200 British nurses have also been offered posts after attending the trust’s innovative ‘one stop’ recruitment events in Worthing and Chichester.
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Board commends staff as A&E demand rises

Board commends staff as A&E demand rises | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

The A&E staff at West Sussex hospitals have been praised for their hard work and dedication in the face of a challenging summer which saw a rise in demand for the service.

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Emergency admissions increased by almost 15 per cent year on year, rising to 4,732 patients in August alone.
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Find your future career with Western Sussex Hospitals

Western Sussex Hospitals is hosting two recruitment and careers days to find new people to join its “outstanding” team.

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The open days will take place at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester, on Saturday 1 October and at Worthing Hospital on Saturday 8 October.
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Hospitals in running for top awards

Hospitals in running for top awards | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it
The new ‘emergency floors’ at Worthing and St Richard’s Hospitals has been shortlisted for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) award, while chief executive Marianne Griffiths is a contender for Chief Executive of the Year..
Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
WSHFT Chairman Mike Viggers said: said: “At this time of unprecedented NHS demand and scrutiny, Marianne has inspired and led staff to consistently deliver improvements on safety, quality and financial performance."
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Hospitals set to benefit from £600 grant, voted for by Southern staff

Hospitals set to benefit from £600 grant, voted for by Southern staff | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Staff from Southern Railway have voted to support the Love Your Hospitals charity which benefits three local hospitals.

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Outstanding hospital trust gets visit from influential health expert

Outstanding hospital trust gets visit from influential health expert | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Professor Chris Ham spent time in the A&E department, emergency Floor and  Botolphs stroke ward at Worthing Hospital.

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Prof Ham said: “I’ve seen some powerful examples of improvement today that the rest of the NHS can learn from.”
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Western Sussex - at a glance

Western Sussex - at a glance | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Take a 90-second tour of a year in the life of Western Sussex Hospitals! 

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Watch our YouTube video to find out all the facts and figures detailing what we did in 2015/16 – from the number of babies we delivered and emergencies we dealt with to how many meals we served and pieces of laundry we washed…
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Hospital trust in A&E top four despite £4.8m deficit

Hospital trust in A&E top four despite £4.8m deficit | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust celebrated outstanding clinical results for the past financial year at its annual general meeting on Thursday, despite a £4.8 million deficit due to staff shortages.

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At its Annual General Meeting, the Trust reported zero cases of hospital-acquired MRSA in 2015-16, an 11 per cent reduction in patient falls since 2014-15, and annual efficiency savings of £16.3 million.
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Adur East Lions present Worthing Hospital with three new nebulisers

Adur East Lions present Worthing Hospital with three new nebulisers | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Adur East Lions have been getting involved in the community by providing important equipment.

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Worthing and Southlands hospitals chief wins top award

Worthing and Southlands hospitals chief wins top award | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

The chief executive of the trust that runs Worthing and Southlands hospitals has been named Chief Executive of the Year at the Health Service Journal Awards.

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Sussex patients set to benefit from innovative new hospital leadership model 

Sussex patients set to benefit from innovative new hospital leadership model  | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

NHS Improvement has asked Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to help staff at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals improve the quality, safety and financial sustainability of services there.

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WSHFT Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths added: “Helping our neighbour is the right thing to do. The robustness of our organisation and the quality of the people within it, will enable us to provide this support while continuing to improve our own services through our Patient First programme."
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Jeremy Hunt praises Sussex hospitals

Jeremy Hunt praises Sussex hospitals | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt paid a visit to Worthing Hospital on Friday, following its parent NHS trust being praised by the Care Quality Commission.

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Mr Hunt told staff: "You are brilliant with patients, you look after each other well and there is a tremendous commitment to improving safety and care.”
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Hospital staff head to Philippines to recruit more nurses

The move is part of a major recruitment campaign by the trust to fill a shortfall of nursing staff both at home and abroad.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
Across the country, there is a significant shortfall of nurses, estimated to be around 20,000 vacancies and about 2,000 of these are in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.
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Nurses box clever to save lives

Nurses box clever to save lives | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Nurses at Western Sussex Hospitals are introducing a new life-saving equipment kit to make sure patients with sepsis get the rapid treatment they need.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
WSHT Outreach Sister Sarah Dearling said: “The evidence shows that for every hour that the administration of antibiotics is delayed, the chances of the patient dying increase by 8%, so it’s crucial that we identify the symptoms early and then act fast in beginning treatment."
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Open day at hospitals to find new staff

Open day at hospitals to find new staff | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Recruitment and career days are to be held in hospitals in Worthing and Chichester in a bid to attract new collegues.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
Jennie Shore, deputy director of human resources for the trust said: “Since the CQC published its report, we feel we have a stronger offer for new recruits. We’re extremely proud that we are able to offer varied and rewarding careers, not just jobs."
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My baby’s too young to drink

My baby’s too young to drink | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

MPs Tim Loughton and Sir Peter Bottomley paid a special visit to Worthing Hospital to support a new campaign advising mums-to-be not to drink any alcohol. 

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
Tim Loughton MP said: “It’s really good to see the enormous amount of work going on at Worthing Hospital to make sure women get a consistent, concise and strong message – no alcohol, no risk."
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Doctor leads fundraising drive for prostate scanner at Chichester hospital

Doctor leads fundraising drive for prostate scanner at Chichester hospital | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A biopsy machine costing £85,000 has arrived at St Richard’s Hospital in Chichester, thanks to a fundraising drive by a consultant urology surgeon.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
WSHFT Chief of Surgery Paul Carter said: “This new prostate template biopsy equipment will have a huge impact on the lives of the men we see in the clinic, improving the care we provide by making the whole process quicker and better for them."
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Hospital penguins and rhino help promote organ donation week

Hospital penguins and rhino help promote organ donation week | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Distinctive works of art at two hospitals are being used to help promote organ donation week.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
Angela Fisher, chairwoman of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust’s organ donation committee, said: “The serious side to these colourful and amusing additions to the hospitals’ familiar animals is to raise awareness of Organ Donation Week and to spark conversations with loved ones about organ donation.”
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Felpham WI makes muffs and blankets for dementia patients

Felpham WI makes muffs and blankets for dementia patients | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it
They created colourful twiddle muffs and fidget blankets for St Richard's Hospital patients with dementia
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Children record poetry for hospital radio station

Children record poetry for hospital radio station | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Year three pupils at St Nicolas and St Mary’s Primary School recorded their own poems to be aired on Southlands-based Seaside Hospital Radio.

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A&E demand prompts appeal from Sussex NHS Trust

A&E demand prompts appeal from Sussex NHS Trust | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A sharp rise in temperatures saw the busiest day of the year at A&E departments in Worthing and Chichester last weekend.

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