The SSCF has been helping Vascular Services throughout Sussex despite the difficulties of the past two years.
While limited, our achievements have included purchasing an ultrasound scanner for the new Vascular Department at Southlands Hospital in Shoreham. We purchased and donated to Victoria Hospital in Lewes a column lift couch to enable the expansion of services to treat varicose veins. We continue to support NHS staff to improve their knowledge and skills in dealing with Vascular Patient Care by providing bursaries for 3 nurses to attend the South Bank University earlier this year. We also encourage vascular staff to attend the Annual Vascular Society conference by contributing towards the cost of conference fees.
We have managed to do all of this despite fundraising activities having been curtailed and the demands facing our Committee members during the Covid crisis.
As you probably know, all of our Committee members are frontline NHS staff including a number of Consultant Surgeons.
We are looking forward with optimism to 2023 when we hope to resume and active programme of fundraising and ongoing support for Vascular Services throughout Sussex.
In the meantime, we wish all of our supporters a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.