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Friends of Worthing Hospitals’ boost to West Sussex mental health services

by Press Officer on 2 July, 2013









Meadowfield Hospital, Worthing, celebrated a £100,000 donation from the Friends of Worthing Hospitals yesterday 26 June.


A plaque acknowledging the donation was unveiled by the Mayor of Worthing at Meadowfield Hospital, which provides inpatient mental health care for Worthing and the surrounding area. The hospital is run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


The generous cash boost has enabled improvements that will make the experience of patients even better. This includes comfortable and hard-wearing furniture, new televisions, furniture for the faith room, games, books, radios, therapeutic and activity equipment and a sensory machine which in some cases can be used as a low level therapeutic intervention.


The Mayor of Worthing and members of the Friends of Worthing Hospitals were invited to visit the refurbished areas and see for themselves what has been achieved.


Lucy Mills, Matron at Meadowfield, said, “We are really proud of this hospital. Our people here help patients to recover and support them when they are often vulnerable and unwell. This donation has enabled us to make a real difference to patients staying at Meadowfield. On behalf of all of us I thank the Friends of Worthing Hospitals for their commitment and support to local NHS mental health services.”


Janet Webber, Vice Chair of the Friends of Worthing Hospitals said, “We are delighted to be able to hand this donation over to Meadowfield. The Friends’ aim is to supplement the comfort and wellbeing of patients, relatives, staff and visitors to Worthing hospitals and this donation will continue to benefit Meadowfield for years to come.”



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