Patients and their families

Supporting patients is at the heart of our work, providing funding for specialist services, equipment and comforts that complement existing NHS-funded services.

Here are a few examples of recently funded projects:

Preventing falls in hospital

We help to provide safe and comfortable slippers for those patients who arrive without them, perhaps because they have been admitted in an emergency and have no one to bring some in.

“When people come into hospital they can tend to spend too much time in bed. This can lead to them becoming less independent and delay their recovery. We are keen to help patients get moving as soon as possible. In order to move safely, people need to be wearing well fitted shoes or slippers. Sometimes people have come into hospital without safe footwear, and it is important that we are able to provide the correct ones. Wearing safe footwear not only helps to prevent falls when in hospital, but also helps patients to feel more confident when they moving around.”

Specialist Spinal Bed

£26,000 to purchase a specialist legacy spinal turning bed for the treatment of complex trauma, including multiple injuries, spinal, and spinal cord injuries and acute medical conditions. Patients who were previously considered to be ‘not for turning’ can now be turned safely and comfortably – improving care without compromising their condition.

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