Western Sussex Hospitals have joined up with Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust for our area: University Hospitals Sussex.

You can keep using this website for information about St Richard’s, Worthing and Southlands hospitals but for our other sites and to find out more about the new trust please visit www.uhsussex.nhs.uk.

Patient Handling for New Starters

The videos below will show you 8 practical patient handling techniques.

You must complete your Manual handling Update Training Record  when you have watched all 8 videos.

Please initial against each technique and sign the declaration.

This must be returned to wshnt.training.admin@nhs.net or Learning and Development, Ridgeworth House, Ground Floor, 5-9 Liverpool Gardens, Worthing BN11 1RS

Please also read the Manual handling Induction Booklet 2020


Patient handling techniques – Sit to Stand from Chair

Patient handling techniques – Patient Collapses

Patient Handling Techniques – Transfer of patient

Patient handling techniques – Lateral Transfer Pat Slide


Patient handling techniques – Repositioning Patient Sliding Sheet

Patient handling techniques – Safe Use of Hospital Bed

Patient handling techniques – Hoisting from Bed to Chair


Patient handling techniques – Standaid


Please contact the manual handling team for any further advice and support on the following numbers:

Cally Hedger – Lead Back Care Advisor – 01243 788122 ext 32418 – Mobile 07917 093736 – e-mail: carolyn.hedger@nhs.net

Marek Majewski – Back Care Advisor (Worthing and Southlands) – 01903 285222 ext 86026: e-mail: m.majewski@nhs.net

Natasha Winchester – Back Care Advisor (St Richards) – 01243 788122 ext 33107 – e-mail: n.winchester@nhs.net Bleep 6427


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