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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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