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Worthing and Southlands staff toast fine survey results

Worthing and Southlands staff toast fine survey results | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it
It’s official. Worthing and Southlands are two of the best hospitals in the country to work at, staff themselves have said.
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WSHFT chief executive Marianne Griffiths said: “It is a fact that better engaged staff provide better patient care, so our NHS Staff Survey results are a genuine cause for celebration, especially at a time when pressure on our staff has never been greater.”
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Western Sussex Hospitals leader named as Britain’s top NHS chief executive

Western Sussex Hospitals leader named as Britain’s top NHS chief executive | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Marianne Griffiths, chief executive of both WSHFT and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH), tops this year's Health Service Journal table.

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WSHFT Chairman Mike Viggers said: “Marianne Griffiths is an inspirational hospital leader and that she should be ranked by the HSJ as the country’s best NHS chief executive is a reflection on all she has achieved.”
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New kit to help West Sussex prostate cancer sufferers

New kit to help West Sussex prostate cancer sufferers | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A local charity has received a donation of £6,500 to help St Richard's Hospital support men diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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WSHFT Consultant Urologist Suzie Venn said: “We can now provide important tests for patients without the need for multiple visits to the clinic speeding up their pathway through the hospital."
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West Sussex mum goes the extra mile for hospital charity

West Sussex mum goes the extra mile for hospital charity | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A West Sussex doctor has completed a mile-a-day challenge, raising more than £2,700 for a local charity to support babies born prematurely.

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‘Busiest ever’ festive period at Western Sussex Hospitals

Staff cared for more people than ever this Christmas and New Year.

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Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths said: "“I am extremely proud of the outstanding service they provide and cannot thank colleagues enough for their dedication, additional hours worked and the care they provide to each other, as well as our patients, when the going gets tough."
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Hospital unit gets highest praise

Hospital unit gets highest praise | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A hospital endoscopy department has received the highest of praise from the Royal College of Physicians joint advisory group (JAG) on GI endoscopy.

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Care group manager Sam Channell said: “This is superb news for patients and provides further confidence that they will receive the highest standards of care in our department."
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Albion stars spread festive cheer on hospital wards

Albion stars spread festive cheer on hospital wards | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Brighton and Hove Albion players and staff made their annual Christmas visits to Worthing Hospital.

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Mission to fill room with toys

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A travel agents has embarked on a mission to fill the play room at St Richard’s Hospital with new toys.

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Health Secretary praises successful outpatient services

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has been singled out by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after almost all its outpatients praised the service.

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97.5 per cent of patients who took part in a friends and family test said they would recommend the department to others.
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Friends ‘pleased to be back’ at Southlands hospital with new café

Friends ‘pleased to be back’ at Southlands hospital with new café | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it
The League of Friends of Southlands Hospital opened the doors to their new facility, based at the recently completed eye care centre – Western Sussex Eye Care | Southlands
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Record low number of smokers in the South East

It is ten years since the smoking ban was introduced in England and in the South East it has led to the lowest number of puffers on record.

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WSHFT consultant interventional cardiologist Dr Mark Signy said: “We are beginning to dare to hope that with both the smoking ban and the use of smoking substitutes we may be moving towards a real non-smoking generation with massive reductions in heart attacks, angina and heart failure as well as lung and other cancers.”
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Multi-million-pound eye care centre to open at Southlands Hospital

Multi-million-pound eye care centre to open at Southlands Hospital | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A new purpose-built centre of excellence for eye care is being launched in Shoreham.

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WSHFT Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths said: “This opening is another service where we will excel for our patients and provide them with some of the very best-quality care in the country.”
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Praise for ‘fantastic’ hospital staff after twins born eight-and-a-half weeks early

Praise for ‘fantastic’ hospital staff after twins born eight-and-a-half weeks early | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A mother has praised hospital staff for their ‘fantastic’ care after her twins were born eight-and-a-half weeks early.

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New mum Jo said staff were incredibly reassuring and helped get them through scary moments
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St Richard’s staff celebrate top survey results

St Richard’s staff celebrate top survey results | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

It’s official. St Richard’s is one of the best hospitals to work at, according to the dedicated staff who work there.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
WSHFT chief executive Marianne Griffiths said: “Nobody knows our hospitals better than the people who work in them, so their five-star review is fantastic news for patients and one of the best endorsements we could ever receive."
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Lions raise thousands for live x-ray machine

Lions raise thousands for live x-ray machine | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Generous donation from the Worthing Lions will help pay for a machine which is revolutionising x-ray treatments.

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Jeremy Hunt visits Worthing Hospital and praises staff amid ‘worst winter’

Jeremy Hunt visits Worthing Hospital and praises staff amid ‘worst winter’ | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt visited Worthing Hospital to talk about the extraordinary winter pressures on the NHS.

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Hospital charity’s donation appeal for live x-ray machine - Worthing Herald

Hospital charity’s donation appeal for live x-ray machine - Worthing Herald | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

The chairman of the Friends of Worthing Hospitals has called for donations for a piece of life-saving equipment which takes live x-rays of patients while they are being operated on.

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Let the NHS get you home this winter

Let the NHS get you home this winter | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

The local NHS in Coastal West Sussex is working together this winter to make sure that patients spend no longer than they need to in hospital.

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WSHFT Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths said: “There is a lot of evidence to show that, once their treatment in hospital is complete, patients recover better at home or in a more appropriate care setting for their needs.”
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Hospitals to introduce longer visiting hours

Hospitals to introduce longer visiting hours | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

Hospitals in Worthing and Chichester have announced they are introducing longer visiting hours to allow family and friends to enjoy more time with patients.

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WSHFT Chief Nurse Nicola Ranger said: “Social interaction and keeping in touch with life outside of hospital is really beneficial for patients and not only helps the time pass but importantly keeps their minds healthy and engaged as well."
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Gift of kindness! Caring firefighters appeal for donations as they dish out festive presents to hospital patients

Kind-hearted Chichester firefighters will be dishing out presents at St Richard’s Hospital as they spread the festive spirit this season.

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Hospital trust awards are out of this world

Hospital trust awards are out of this world | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

More than 150 members of staff and volunteers enjoyed an out-of-this-world experience at Western Sussex Hospitals’ eighth annual Patient First STAR Awards

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The prize dinner and ceremony was launched with a special guest video appearance from astronaut Major Tim Peake – St Richard’s Hospital’s most famous baby!

Speaking from the European Space Agency, Major Tim greeted all the trust’s staff at St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals, before saying: “Thank you very much for all you do for your patients and going the extra mile."
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How Toyota can drive positive change for teachers and nurses

How Toyota can drive positive change for teachers and nurses | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

What do the nurses at Worthing hospital have in common with the managers of Toyota’s plant in Japan? I’ve spent this week in South Korea and Japan finding out.

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss visited Western Sussex Hospitals to see how we apply lessons learned from industry to improve health services for patients.
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Worthing Hospital’s EU staff are ‘vital’ to patient care

Worthing Hospital’s EU staff are ‘vital’ to patient care | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

More than 250 staff at Worthing Hospital are part of thousands of EU nationals who play a ‘vital’ role in the NHS, a union figure has said.

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NHS trust scoops coveted award for patient safety

Patients have received yet more confirmation of the outstanding care at their local hospitals as Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has won a prized award for patient safety.

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
Medical Director Dr George Findlay said: ““The award is also a further endorsement of Patient First – our leading approach to continuous improvement - which continues to receive national recognition and makes our trust such an empowering place to be employed, no matter where you work within the organisation.”
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New 'centre of excellence' for eye care

New 'centre of excellence' for eye care | Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | Scoop.it

A brand new purpose-built ophthalmology department opening in Shoreham will provide access to some of the best ophthalmic assessment and surgical facilities in the country. 

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust's insight:
Consultant ophthalmologist Mr Masoud Teimory said: "The special design of the building enables us to provide ‘one stop’ clinics for thousands of patients with cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration – thus avoiding multiple visits to hospital for our patients.”
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