Thank you for the money you’ve raised to support frontline staff at the Conquest Hospital during the Coronavirus, Covid 19, outbreak

Dear Supporters we are no longer actively seeking further donations for the Staff Well-being Fund. See below how we have been spending the donations. This might change if there is a second peak!
We would be delighted if you could consider a donation to our CT Scanner Appeal which needs only £15,000 to complete and will replace a very very old scanner at the Hospital for the benefit of patients and staff alike during both this pandemic and normal times!
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 Thank you so much to everyone who’s donated, as of 31st May 2020 we have raised.

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What’s the Money for

The Friends of Conquest Hospital, supported by East Sussex Healthcare Charitable Trust, have set up a fund for hospital staff wellbeing  for those hospital staff working through the coronavirus, covid 19, crisis. Some of whom may have to stay overnight at short notice. The Canteen and 1066 Cafe are still open but working restricted hours and whilst there are also vending machines the range and availability of food and drinks, especially after normal open times is sporadic. We are also providing these drinks and snacks free of charge as a thank you.

The Fund is focused on the following:

  • hot food and drinks, especially out of hours when these are not readily available
  • taxis, to help staff get to and from work if needed
  • home-care support for frontline staff with young families unable to attend school
  • Overnight toiletries packs for doctors and nurses having to stay over night

To date we have purchased two small fridges, 5 microwaves, 3 toasters and 10 kettles to help set up new staff Kitchenettes when wards have had to be divided.

We have bought bunk beds for doctors needing to stay overnight and reclining chairs for staff to nap on.

We have purchased almost £3,000 of food, drinks and snacks that have been distributed through  a well being hub in the Hospital Chaplaincy which we will keep  stocked.

Those doctors and Nurses who have already received  complimentary drinks and snacks want to say a huge thank you and how much it’s appreciated.

The Conquest has partitioned its operating theatres and recovery bays into a Covid 19 treatment area and a “clean” area that will continue to offer emergency theatre work for as long as possible. It meant staff working in the clean area would not have access to the theatre kitchenette so we’ve provided so those staff can create a temporary space to still have access to food and snacks in their breaks.

The fund supports the 2,500+ staff working at the Conquest Hospital in this challenging time. Any help that you can give would be most gratefully received. We haven’t set a specific target as we don’t know how long the pandemic will impact the hospital.

If there is any surplus at the end it will be put into the Friends of Conquest Hospital’s General Fund which is spent on purchasing extra medical equipment for Conquest Hospital.


If you would prefer to make a direct bank transfer our bank account details are as follows.
The League of Friends of the Conquest Hospital
IBAN: GB32HBUK40400911188666

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