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NHS in Sussex commits to #EndPJparalysis campaign
20 April 2018

NHS in Sussex joins national campaign to get patients up, dressed and moving

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) has joined a major national campaign to get patients up, get them dressed and get them moving.

The campaign, called EndPJparalysis, launched on Tuesday 18 April and will see thousands of NHS staff up and down the country work to mobilise patients.

The SCFT campaign has launched on wards across its 11 community hospital sites but is being rolled out to its community teams that visit people’s homes right across the county.

Sandra Speller, Professional Head of Therapies at SCFT said: “This campaign is a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on the incredible work our teams do each and every day. Putting such a focus on getting patients up, dressed and moving will also have a real benefit for the people we look after.

“This campaign has captured the imagination of health professionals up and down the country and I’m delighted that SCFT is playing its part too.”

Ruth May, Executive Nursing Director at NHS Improvement, said: “The concept is a simple one – to get patients out of their hospital beds. The clinical imperatives for doing so are hugely compelling.”

To help its teams get involved in the campaign SCFT has launched a digital hub with resources for staff to promote what they’re doing and explain it to families and carers.

The hub is open to the public so that they can learn more about important issues like the impact prolonged hospital stays can have on people.

You can check it out here.