NHS in Sussex welcomes 'amazing' x-ray machine donation
04 May 2018

NHS in Sussex welcomes 'amazing' donation of new x-ray machine 

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) has welcomed the ‘amazing’ donation to one of its hospitals from the Friends of Lewes Victoria Hospital.

The Trust, which provides NHS community services in hospitals, clinics, schools and people’s homes right across the county, praised the fundraising efforts of the group, which has been supporting its local hospital since 1966.

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive of SCFT, said: “We want to say a huge thank you to the Friends of Lewes Victoria Hospital for their amazing fundraising efforts and the extremely kind donation of a new x-ray machine.

“Their tireless efforts and steadfast support means so much to the local NHS and the people that rely on our services in the Lewes area will benefit from this generosity for years to come.”

The new x-ray unit, funded by the Friends of Lewes Victoria Hospital, was officially opened by the Executive Chairman of Glyndebourne, Gus Christie, on April 23.

He cut the ribbon alongside representatives of the Friends, SCFT and staff working in the Trust’s Imaging Service. Jane Mackenzie-Bennett, Radiology Superintendent, gave a short presentation of the new equipment.

In the last five years the Friends, which is a registered charity, has donated over £400,000 worth of equipment to SCFT; including physiotherapy kit, ultrasound scanners, day surgery trolleys and wheelchairs.