Thanks to our fundraisers and donors, we raise around £4 million each year to transform services and facilities for patients at Nottingham’s hospitals – including City Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, Hayward House and Ropewalk House. Here is just some of the impact that this money has had.
In 2017/18, we gave £600,000 from our Hayward House Appeal to support patients receiving end-of-life care at Hayward House, the palliative care centre at City Hospital. The money funded arts activities and complementary therapy, both of which aid patients’ emotional and physical wellbeing. We also funded extra nursing posts and counselling staff to help patients and their families through incredibly difficult times in their lives.
We support NUH staff by funding a range of innovative projects. The Medical Mentoring programme was established to support junior doctors throughout their training. Twenty-four mentors are now enrolled on the programme. We contributed £75,000 of funding to the programme.
Gastroenterology Direct and Complete
In 2017 we celebrated the impact of a revolutionary programme to transform services for patients with long-term liver and stomach conditions. We gave £225,000 of funding to support the Gastroenterology Direct and Complete project. Gastroenterology services in Nottingham hospitals are now fully integrated. Over 780 outpatients attended the new Gastroenterology unit over the year and the integration of clinic appointments reduced hospital visits by 50 percent. A survey of 51 patients found that 100 percent rated the new unit’s overall care as ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’.
Breast cancer research
Every year, we fund groundbreaking research at Nottingham Breast Institute. We gave £184,000 in 2017/18 for research carried out by Professor Stephen Chan, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, and his team. Together they have developed a gene test which indicates which type of cancer treatment the patient will best respond to. The project will enable clinicians to tailor each of their patients’ treatment programmes.
Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital
The Big Appeal is our four year £4million campaign to transform facilities for children and families at Nottingham Children’s Hospital. It aims to provide state-of-the art imaging equipment, fund research into improved treatments and transform onsite parents accommodation. In autumn 2017 we launched the Big Neonatal aspect of the Appeal, to benefit premature or poorly babies and their families. In March 2018 we launched our imaging phase of the campaign, the Big iMRI Appeal, to provide a state-of-the-art iMRI scanner to be used during paediatric brain surgery.
Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Garden
More than 3,500 patients a year are seen in the ENT department at the Queen’s Medical Centre, including at cancer clinics held throughout the week. We gave £13,000 to transform a disused courtyard next to their waiting area. We created a quiet, calm and fully-accessible garden for patients to sit, wait and consider the news they may have received during their appointment.
We need your support to ensure that our impact is bigger and better every year.
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