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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..
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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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Marianne's message: Seeing the future of healthcare

Marianne's message: Seeing the future of healthcare | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

WSHFT Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths shares some insights from the visit of Professor Donald Berwick, one of the world's leading healthcare improvement experts, in her latest message to staff.

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Professor Berwick’s prescription is that healthcare services need to become more responsive to their community’s needs by being more patient-centred, more collaborative and more innovative. 

We need to stop asking patients “What’s the matter with you?” and start asking “what matters to you?” The old-school doctor no longer always knows best.
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Friends of Chichester Hospital donate specialist incubator

Friends of Chichester Hospital donate specialist incubator | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Friends of Chichester Hospitals have donated a £15,000 specialist ‘giraffe’ incubator to St Richard’s neonatal unit, which will help staff care for vulnerable newborn babies.

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Hospital staff huddle with lord during visit

Hospital staff huddle with lord during visit | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Lord Prior, minister for NHS productivity, visited Worthing Hospital to see what makes it one of the best in the country.

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Lord Prior said: “There’s a feeling that everyone is engaged – consultants, nurses, people doing the cleaning, therapists, it’s a whole team – and the openness of it all: everyone feels they can ask questions and raise concerns. That isn’t driven in all hospitals."
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Junior doctors man the picket lines at St Richards Hospital

Junior doctors man the picket lines at St Richards Hospital | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it
Around 40 doctors are manning the picket lines outside St Richards Hospital today (Tuesday, April 26) as they join the first ‘all out’ strike in the history of the NHS.
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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust rated outstanding

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust rated outstanding | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Trust serving a population of 450,000 with a high proportion of over-65s is only the third to achieve rating since 2014

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Western Sussex, inspected over four days last December, was among only a handful of trusts to meet waiting time targets for emergency treatment, inspectors said. “Overwhelmingly and almost exclusively positive” feedback from patients and their families was unprecedented, while there was a sense of pride and being valued among staff.
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Joy as hospitals rated ‘outstanding’

Joy as hospitals rated ‘outstanding’ | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

The NHS trust that runs hospitals across the area has been given the top rating by inspectors

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Trust chief executive Marianne Griffiths said: “We are absolutely thrilled. Our staff provide exemplary standards of care, day in, day out, and to be rated Outstanding by the CQC is acknowledgement of the exceptional service they provide. We have 6,500 staff and we’re committed to giving every one of them the power to make a difference.”
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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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VIDEO: Popstar pays tribute to hard-working hospital workers

VIDEO: Popstar pays tribute to hard-working hospital workers | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Popstar Katrina Leskanich, lead singer in Katrina and the Waves, paid tribute to hospital workers at a special event to celebrate their compassion, hard work and achievements

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Western Sussex on BBC Radio 4 Today programme

Western Sussex on BBC Radio 4 Today programme | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Western Sussex Hospitals featured on BBC Radio 4’s flagship news and current affairs programme Today as the focus of a report looking at ways in which NHS trusts are working to improve emergency care. 

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The programme focused on the Trust's innovative Emergency Floor facility as well as its efforts to speed up discharge processes, and included an interview with Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths.
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Hospital penguins help promote trials

Hospital penguins help promote trials | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

The much-loved penguins at Worthing Hospital are helping to explain some of the benefits of research during International Clinical Trials Week.

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WSHFT Medical Director Dr George Findlay said: “We have around 150 trials open at the moment and I would like to thank all our patients who are participating in research, many of whom are benefiting from the latest developments in clinical practice and helping to ensure patient care continues to improve and benefits others in the future.”
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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is awarded Outstanding rating by Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is awarded Outstanding rating by Chief Inspector of Hospitals | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has named Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation trust as the third acute trust to be awarded a rating of Outstanding after its inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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Professor Sir Mike Richards, said: “Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation aspires to be one of the best patient-centred services in the National Health Service, with a trust-wide mantra of patients first."
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Hospital news ‘fantastic’, say MPs

Hospital news ‘fantastic’, say MPs | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it
Two of the area’s MPs have welcomed the ‘outstanding’ rating awarded to Worthing Hospital and the NHS trust that runs it.
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Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for Worthing West, and Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, said: “This is a tremendous achievement and one that everyone who knows our local hospitals will agree is richly deserved. It is all the more remarkable given that only three hospital trusts across England have been awarded this top accolade."
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Chichester and Worthing hospitals rated 'outstanding'

Chichester and Worthing hospitals rated 'outstanding' | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

An NHS trust that runs three hospitals in West Sussex is rated outstanding by Care Quality Commission inspectors

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The CQC's Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Professor Sir Mike Richards, said the trust aspired "to be one of the best patient-centred services in the National Health Service, with a trust-wide mantra of patients first".
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