Praise for the Royal Alex


We wanted to share some very positive news with you – news that you helped to make happen!

The recent CQC (Care Quality Commission) report was hugely critical of adult services within the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust and, as a result, was put into special measures. The one shining light in the report was the “Outstanding” received by Children’s Services, and our key charity beneficiaries; The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) and the Trevor Mann Baby Unit (TMBU) in Brighton.

The high standard of service provided to young patients, including those at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath, incorporating the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU), shone through for its specialist healthcare. Not only is this great news for the hospital, it’s great news for Rockinghorse and our supporters.

Within the report and the supporting article featured in The Argus newspaper yesterday (Monday 31 October 2016), reference is made directly to Rockinghorse, stating the level of impact our charity has on services. The article quotes: “Money from the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity is pivotal to its (referring to the Alex) success”.

The article continues: “They fund equipment and extra features to distract and entertain children while they are in hospital – like sensory displays in the emergency department and play therapy room.” Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Kamal Patel, who leads critical care services at the Alex, simply stated: “Rockinghorse enables us to do the excellent.”

Without your help, Rockinghorse would simply not be able to make this level of contribution or have this kind of impact. It is a very proud time for all involved with the Alex, including every single supporter of our charity, enabling us to continue our vital work as the official fundraising arm of the children’s hospital.

To mark our 50th anniversary next year, we are pledging to donate £500,000 to continue to improve children’s centres and paediatric services in Sussex, including those at the Alex, TMBU and SCBU. To find out more about our 50th year projects, please click here.

To view the full article in The Argus yesterday, please click here.

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