Staff at Priory brain injury hospital to hand cheque for more than £1,000 to local charity supporting the homeless

Staff at Priory brain injury hospital to hand cheque for more than £1,000 to local charity supporting the homeless

A charity close to the heart of staff at a local brain injury hospital run by Priory Healthcare is to receive more than £1,000 from hospital staff (WEDS 19 DECEMBER) to support its work for the homeless this Christmas.

Staff from The Priory Hospital Heathfield will visit the St Leonards-on-Sea-based support charity Seaview Project to present it with a cheque for £1,225.

Jacqueline Revell-Hughes, Hospital Director at Priory Hospital Heathfield, will hand over the cheque, raised from donations by staff, to Sue Burgess, Project Manager, and Annie Whelan, Chief Officer, at the Southwater Centre on Hatherley Road, Seaview Project’s office.

Staff said they wanted to help the rough sleepers and homeless people supported by the charity at Christmas, recognising it can be a very difficult time of year for those in need of shelter.

Seaview Project is a local charity which gives practical support to people with specific needs. This includes those with mental health problems, learning and physical disabilities and issues relating to substance misuse who are rough sleeping or homeless.

The hospital has a history of supporting local homeless people. Staff made over 70 bags for local women in 2017 as part of the Bags for Homeless Ladies initiative.

Priory Hospital Heathfield, rated ‘good’ by the CQC, supports people with an acquired brain injury, and other neurological conditions which affect the functioning of the brain and other parts of the nervous system. The hospital offers patients long-term support and rehabilitation. The hospital is located in Broad Oak, near Heathfield, East Sussex.

Ms Revell-Hughes said: “We hope that people who benefit from the Seaview Project will be able to enjoy a happier Christmas and New Year this year because of our donation.”

Martin Lyne, Managing Director for the South region at Priory Healthcare said, “It is a really positive thing that Priory Hospital Heathfield has done for the community. I want to thank Jacqueline and her team for supporting this very worthy cause.”



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About Priory and MEDIAN

Priory is the UK’s leading independent provider of mental health services. We treat more than 70 conditions, including depression, anxiety, addictions and eating disorders, as well as children’s mental health, across our nationwide network of sites. We also support autistic adults and adults with a learning disability, Prader-Willi Syndrome and brain injuries, as well as older people, within our specialist residential care and supported living facilities – helping as many people as possible to live their lives.

Priory is part of the MEDIAN Group, one of Europe’s leading providers of high quality mental health and rehabilitation services. The MEDIAN Group comprises 290 facilities with 5,000 beds caring for 28,000 people in the UK, 120 facilities with 20,000 beds caring for around 250,000 patients in Germany, and 15 facilities with 2,000 beds caring for 13,000 people in Spain, with more than 29,000 employees overall.

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