Help us provide hardship grants for NHS workers who face unexpected financial crisis, and to support hospital staff welfare at East Surrey Hospital, Crawley Hospital, Horsham Hospital and across SASH NHS Trust. 

If you'd like to give back to the staff who cared for you or your loved ones, please consider making a donation to our staff welfare fund.

Right now, people working in the NHS are under huge pressure. Your donations help us to to support the people who care for us when we need it most, day and night here in Surrey and Sussex. Increased levels of need, and system wide challenges mean many staff in our hospitals have had no respite since the beginning of the pandemic. 

By donating to our staff welfare fund, you will

  • Support the hardship fund for NHS staff facing urgent financial hardship, allowing us to directly provide hardship grants where a member of staff is facing urgent financial crisis, alongside helping them to find other longer term financial advice and support.
  • Enable us to say yes to ideas from staff which support their welfare, partly through creating new or enanced facilities across Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust for staff, as well as for patients, and families.

Provide urgent hardship grants for NHS Staff in crisis

Our staff hardship fund helps staff facing urgent financial hardship, through making one off grants of up to £500. alongside signposting people to meaningful longer term help.

It is only thanks to your support that we can offer this very direct financial support to people working at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust when they face a crisis. 

To enable us to make hardship grants to colleagues who are struggling - you can donate specifically into the hardship fund at

Alongside these grants, we also work closely with NHS colleagues to ensure that hospital staff are aware of other support which is available, and we help put them in contact with other organisations who can offer meaningful longer term help beyond our urgent grants. These include the Citizens Advice Bureau for meaningful long term advice and support, and local baby bank Stripey Stork, who can help parents who are struggling with essentials for the children.

 A nurse who recently received our first hardship grant said:

“I can’t express how thankful I am. You have no idea how much this will help me. Thank you does not seem enough. 

I am so grateful. Thank you again for everything, it means so much”

Urgent hardship grants from SASH Charity are to help staff in a short term crisis, and only possible thanks to your support. Find out how to apply for a grant, or donate to the hardship fund HERE.

Create enhanced facilities for staff across SASH NHS Trust

Donations also help us enhance the rest areas and facilities for staff across the hospitals. Supporting ideas from staff, and enhancing spaces for staff and for hospital visitors to rest, take breaks, or get some fresh air. All essential for people visiting loved ones in hospital, and for staff, who need to to be able to step away from clinical areas and take a break.

Why we need your help

The pressure being felt by hospital staff, and others across the health and care system is huge. Right now, people working in our hospitals are under pressure from both increased demand, and system wide challenges. The cost of living crisis which poses challenges for so many across the country is also impacting many NHS colleagues.

As the hospital charity, alongside our work for patients and families, we know that our supporters want to thank those hospital workers who cared for them or their loved ones. The wellbeing of NHS staff matters. Both in itself, and also because we know that staff wellbeing has a clear impact on the quality of care patients receive. 

By donating today, you will directly help staff who are working day and night to care for us when we need it most. 

Donate now

Donations to the staff welfare fund are designated for use for the purpose of supporting the welfare of workers at SASH NHS Trust. Donations not used for this purpose would be used to support other charitable activities for patients and staff across SASH NHS Trust.