The Digital Book of Good Stuff - sharing positive news
14 December 2018

Sharing good news and celebrating our success

The Book of Good Stuff is all about celebrating everyday wins around the Trust. Our 5000 strong workforce do incredible things every day, all with the shared goal of delivering excellent care to the community.

There is never a dull day at Sussex Community and the Digital Book of Good Stuff allows us to look back at the fantastic events that have taken place over the last year:

Events

It’s been an exciting year for the NHS as a whole which celebrated its 70th birthday in July. We held a fantastic event in celebration of NHS70 which brought all of our services together under one roof.

Locally, our teams all over the Trust held afternoon tea parties and even organised an NHS themed bake-off in Worthing.

Other events included our Sussex Rehabilitation Centre’s Sport and Wellbeing event for children and their families who have had amputations. The main theme of the day was focused on sport inclusion, healthy eating and musical participation

Awards, Training and Development

We pride ourselves on our ability to continuously develop and move forward. We’ve celebrated countless award wins and most recently, our Education and Training department have been awarded the Quality Mark by Skills for Health, highlighting our outstanding delivery of learning and training for staff.

Charity involvement

Lots of teams have challenged themselves this year and gone to great lengths to raise money and awareness for charity:

Clinical Nurse Leads from Worthing helped out in the Worthing 10k Wheelchair Race, whilst our Crawley Hospital Administrators battled the mud in the Crawley Pretty Muddy 5K, raising £505 for Cancer Research.

We also said a huge well done to our Senior Nurse Assessor, Ritchie Rubia from the OneCall Coastal Team, who cycled a whopping 100 miles for the Alzheimer’s Society, raising £180. Meanwhile, Guido Tapia a Clinical HIV Specialist Nurse, ran a marathon in May (plus a fair few half marathons too!). Guido raised over £1000 for the charity Orphaids UK.

Plaudits

The Digital Book of Good Stuff allows us to document the letters and gestures we receive from patients who recognise first-hand, the effort and dedication that goes into their care. Below is just a snapshot of the amazing plaudits we’ve received from the communities that we care for:

Finally we’ve seen lots of small scale improvements made by colleagues in their local services which make huge differences to patients and colleague’s everyday lives. The team at Zachary Merton spent a weekend sprucing up their staff room which has helped to create a fantastic space for staff to relax on their breaks.

The setting up of a mobile shop at the Kleinwort Centre in Haywards Heath, donated by the family of a patient, now enables patients to purchase items from their beds. Our Dementia Care Team have created a Dementia trolley of memory prompts for patients with Alzheimer’s.

The trolley has been a great addition to reminiscence groups and helps patients to recall memories which are prompted by the items on the trolley – what a fantastic idea!

All in all, we’re pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate the fantastic initiatives, successes and achievements of our people every day.

Get in touch

If you want to share your thanks with a team at SCFT let our Communications and Engagement Team know by emailing scftcommunications@nhs.net or call us on 01273 265 602.