Former students return to Goring Hall

Former student

 BMI Goring Hall Hospital held a celebratory dinner and a tour for a group of former Goring Hall school students.

Almost 30 former pupils visited the historic building in Worthing as part of a celebratory dinner to mark its 25-year tenure as a hospital.

BMI Goring Hall Hospital is a unique building with a long history going back to the 1830s. Prior to the building being opened as a hospital it was used as a boarding school between 1937 and 1988.

The past pupils talked to the hospital team about the changes in the layout of the building and rumours of secret passages. Stories about pillow fights, getting locked out on the roof, questionable science experiments and hiding things under the floor boards. The group had a feeling of nostalgia as they kept the Goring Hall team entertained with these great memories and toured the building.

Executive Director Nichola Evans said: “It was great to see so many happy faces and hear the great memories about our hospital especially as this year is our hospital’s 25th anniversary”

The hospital is proud to be an active part of the community not only as a big local employer of 200 staff, but also with the charity fundraising. The team will soon be taking part in the South Downs trek of 26 miles to celebrate the anniversary and to raise money for St Barnabas House. Donations can be made via the Just Giving link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/goring-hall-hospital-team

Nichola Evans said: “I’m very proud of the service we provide to the Sussex community and it’s a privilege to have a team that comes together to help out local charities.”

Date: 30th September 2019