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Opening day out on the ice rink for NHS staff in Brighton

Posted on November 2022 By Jamie Southwell

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​Brighton NHS workers, including Nurses, Midwives, and more take to the ice as a thank you treat for their hard work put in over the years.

Last Friday on October 28th, over 400 healthcare staff from University Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust had the opportunity to go skating at Brighton Pavilion ice rink with friends and family a day before the official venue opening.

The Director of Charities at University Sussex NHS Trust, Steve Crump, spoke about the event “The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink has a magical quality about it, especially when illuminated at night.”

He added, “This was a real treat for our hardworking and dedicated staff who go above and beyond for patients in their care every day.”

The Brighton Pavilion ice rink had its grand opening on Saturday the 29th of October, with local NHS workers being invited to experience it the day prior in celebration for the dedication and efforts of the healthcare staff.

Area Director for Sponsors Morgan Sindall Construction Southern Home Counties, Guy Hannell, said “Everyone, no matter who, is touched by the NHS in some way throughout their lives and Morgan Sindall Construction is so proud to be able to help enhance the facilities of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust by designing and constructing healthcare buildings.”

Ice skaters will be able to visit the rink all throughout the festive season up until January the 8th when it will close to following the current temperatures.

The Chief Executive of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, Dr George Findlay, added “This was a really special event and a great way to thank our colleagues and volunteers for the hard work they do to put our patients first, and for the incredible effort staff have gone to over the past couple of years to support our communities through the pandemic."

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