If you work in East Sussex, this is your branch.
As well as the committee, this branch also has a Communications and Media lead: Anthea Richardson.
You can contact the branch by email: email@example.com or follow them on Twitter: @RcnEastSussex
During December 2017 members of the Branch Executive Committee have been busy. We spent three days out and about visiting our members (and prospective members) working in the independent sector including the hospices, and a selection of care homes in Hastings, Eastbourne and Polegate. It was good to talk with members about their work, both positives and negatives, so that we can understand the valuable work they do. We appreciated the hospitality shown to us on our travels and, of course, we went bearing gifts of chocolates, pens, RCN information etc.
At the end of December Gill, our Branch Chair, co-ordinated a delivery of pizzas (sponsored by Liverpool Victoria) to the, often forgotten, night staff working in the wards and departments at the Eastbourne District General Hospital and the Conquest Hospital over two nights. This was part of a wider initiative with the RCN and LV to help boost morale for staff working in these areas, and members have been in touch to say thank you.
Events in 2018
Tuesday 17th April 2018
Learning Event and Branch Meeting
At this event we will be exploring the roles of nurses working in a variety of different settings- Pushing the Boundaries. The venue will be in the Polegate area of our patch. We are still in the final planning stages, and will advertise with full details soon.
Tuesday 9th October 2018
Learning Event and AGM
Details and venue TBC. Ideas for topics for inclusion on the learning event are welcome.