Our Impact

Your support has an incredible impact on patient care in Nottingham’s hospitals.

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Scroll down to see how we’ve made particular impacts to departments and areas across the Trust.

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 and Ropewalk House.

Many donors specifically request to support certain hospital areas or specialist services, so we have provided additional resources for children’s cancer wards, stroke patients, cardiac care and breast cancer care, to name but a few. None of this would be possible without people who choose to give their time and money to make that vital difference.

Creating a new room to help patients get home sooner

A new room is helping patients visiting Harvey 2 at City Hospital get home faster

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Big boost for young patients with a newly designed research clinic.

A newly refurbished area is helping young patients feel more comfortable when taking part in national research trials.

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Small pieces of equipment are helping to make a life-saving diagnosis

How microscopes are leading the way for breast cancer diagnosis.

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Providing photography sessions to improve the mental wellbeing of staff

We were delighted to work alongside Arts Coordinator Megan to help provide a series of photography sessions for staff to get involved in

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State-of-the-art scanning technology for the orthodontics department

There are many procedures in a healthcare setting that can sometimes make patients feel anxious. Here's how a project we funded helped ease nerves.

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Empowering newly qualified paediatric nurses

For students and recently qualified staff, having the confidence to escalate care for young patients can mean earlier detection of issues, and improved chances of recovery.

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Helping young patients with juvenile arthritis

For some of our youngest patients treated at Nottingham Children’s Hospital, a little comfort can make the world of difference.

A patient is surrounded by clinical staff. She has been part of the pilot weight management project funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity

Getting more patients on the kidney transplant list

A pilot weight loss clinic, set up to support renal patients in getting onto the kidney transplant list, has been funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity

A group of patients with dementia sit around a table, socialising with nurses, eating cake and drinking tea

Dementia-friendly ‘Tea parties’

A project to run regular social events for our patients with Dementia has been set up, funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity

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A Colourful Mural at Children’s Audiology, Ropewalk House

A new mural for our youngest patients at Ropewalk House, funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity

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BAME Wigs Project

Bringing back the dignity for BAME patients, with a project funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity

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Children’s complementary therapy service

Thanks to your support, children and young people attending Nottingham Children’s Hospital are able to receive complementary therapy services to help comfort them, and ease their symptoms.

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Spinal braces for young patients’ soft toys

Nottingham Hospitals Charity funded 60 braces for teddy bears, to put our younger patients with spinal conditions at ease during their treatment

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Play Specialists for Paediatric MRI Scans

Supporting young patients and reducing wait times for Paediatric MRI scans, funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity

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Funding equipment for Parkinson’s patients

We've been able to help patients who are diagnosed with Parkinson's disease regain independence with the help of equipment funded by you.

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Gaining Independence with the Amputee Service

For patients with upper limb loss, the Charity has funded mobility aids to make everyday tasks much easier.

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Nottingham Breast Institute waiting area

Women attending appointments at the Nottingham Breast Institute are now able to wait in a more calming, less clinical environment, thanks to generous donations.

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Life-saving equipment for onboard the Air Ambulance

Thanks to donations from our supporters, we’re helping to provide life-saving equipment for patients suffering from dangerously heavy blood loss, who are rescued by the Air Ambulance.

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Capturing precious moments in the NICU

Parents will continue to receive photographs of their newborn babies while they’re in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), thanks to your generous donations.

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Redthread youth violence intervention programme

Nottingham Hospitals Charity has given £100,000 towards vital work with young people, taking place at the Queen’s Medical Centre.

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Brain monitors to help during surgery

Thanks to our supporters, we've been able to fund six advanced brainwave monitors to help ensure babies and elderly patients receive the optimal dose of anaesthetic during surgery.

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RITA devices for patients with learning disabilities

Funding devices to support patients who may feel anxious and overwhelmed during their time in Nottingham's NHS hospitals

The corridor on the Nightingale 2 ward features a collection of wildflowers

Nightingale 2 Ward redecoration

Brightening up Nightingale 2, a Ward for patients with infectious diseases, at City Hospital.

The new artwork at Nottingham Children's Emergency Department. It features an underwater theme

Paediatric Emergency Department Artwork

Children and young people who have to make a trip to A&E now have a warm welcome, in a vibrant and eye-catching environment.

The Family Room at the VRI suite holds chairs and tables and there is artwork on the wall

Paediatric children’s interview suite

A dedicated video interview suite for children and young people who have experienced sexual assault or abuse has been funded by Nottingham Hospitals Charity

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Help your Hospitals Covid-19 Appeal

At the start of the pandemic we wanted to say thank you to Nottingham Hospitals staff for all the hard work they were doing to keep us all safe.

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Long Covid Research Appeal

In 2021 we aimed to raise £50,000 for a Long Covid Research Area to provide patients with support and learn from them during their Long Covid illness.

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Youth Service

Find out how your donations help us to continue to fund the Youth Service at Queens Medical Centre.

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Breast Pumps for the Cleft Centre

Our funded Medela electric breast pumps are making a difference to babies born with a cleft palate across Nottinghamshire.

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New buildings and major refurbishment

We also fund improvements to buildings and spaces within Nottingham’s hospitals themselves.

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Patient facilities and equipment

One of the biggest ways Nottingham Hospitals Charity supports our local hospitals is by funding state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to directly enhance patient care.

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Research and innovation

Medical research and innovation is at the heart of healthcare.

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Staff education and welfare

See how we provide continual education opportunities for our staff and how we look after their welfare.

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Hayward House

Hayward House is a specialist palliative care unit in the grounds of the City Hospital. Find out how we support specialist care for patients and families who stay here.

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Charity Scholars

See how your support helps fund training for our hospital nurses.

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Nottingham Children’s Hospital - the Big Appeal

Each year our Nottingham Children’s Hospital treats thousands of poorly babies and children. Find out how we've helped give them the best possible start in life through our Big Appeal.

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Breast cancer research

Every minute one woman in the UK is diagnosed with breast cancer. See how Nottingham Hospitals Charity supports patient care.

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Trent Cardiac Garden

Opening a stunning new garden for Cardiology patients and their families, at City Hospital in Nottingham

Andrea and Ella Grace in the children's ward. Ella Grace is surrounded by toys and is holding a teddy bear in her hands

Refurbished parent and family accommodation

Read about how families, fundraisers, hospital staff and charity staff joined together to celebrate the official re-opening of refurbished family accommodation at Nottingham Children’s Hospital, as part of its Big Appeal.

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ENT patients to benefit from new garden area

A disused courtyard at Ear Nose and Throat provides the perfect places away for patients undergoing treatment.


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