Who are SERV Sussex? SERV Sussex is a local charity initially set up in 1981. At night, our volunteers, all unpaid, provide a rapid and reliable means of transporting emergency blood products and time-critical laboratory samples to/from hospitals at night, on request. During the daytime, we support the local community, transporting human donor milk to mothers and assisting the NHS Community Foundation Trust children's nursing teams in Sussex.
What do we need? Our goal is to rise to the ever-increasing requests from the local NHS Trusts to expand our human milk transport service. We provide FREE daily support to milk and also deliver treated milk to disadvantaged mothers at their homes if they cannot afford the transport to the hospital for milk. We provide a free service supporting the children’s nursing teams, delivering supplies and facilitating servicing of machines for children in long-term care in their home. This is particularly helpful to disadvantaged children who do not have access to transport to collect their supplies needed.
For this, we need to replace our old ex-ambulance cars which are no longer reliable, with a hybrid all wheel drive vehicle which is fit for purpose.
The Impact of the Project: We support new mothers in the community and sick children in long-term care in their homes. The vehicle will ensure that we are able to fulfil these duties and allow us to expand our service in the future.