Hampshire Hospitals Charity

Hampshire Hospitals Charity is managed by the Foundation Trust itself and is split into ward and department funds. Much of the income is derived from donations from patients, relatives and friends.

HH Charity (Registered Charity 1060133)

The funds are used to provide items that will benefit both patients and staff as well as to brighten up patient treatment areas and staff facilities. 

Most wards and departments have their own funds and the decisions as to how the funds are to be used are made at ward and departmental level, subject to guidelines issued by the Charity Commission. One of these funds is the Winchester Medical Foundation, which was amalgamated with the main charity in 2011.

Equipment purchased in 2016/2017:

  • 1,074 soft close waste bins (£78,000) to reduce the noise experienced by patients on wards especially at night;
  • Pressure relieving mattresses and repose equipment (£69,000) for the use by patients who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers;
  • Three ultrasound machines (£60,000) for assessing and managing patients with rheumatological conditions;
  • Four cardiac monitors and four trolleys for the assessment bay (£46,000) to improve care for cardiology patients;
  • Ultrasound machine (£25,000) to provide a same day scan and diagnosis during orthopaedic outpatient clinics;
  • Amplitude system licence (£24,000), a web application to support the collection and analysis for patient recorded outcome measures within the orthopaedic department;
  • Video conferencing equipment upgrade (£20,000) to facilitate service development;
  • Communicator module software (£18,000) to improve delays to patient care and the treatment of cancer and other significant illnesses;
  • Microscope and camera equipment (£15,000) to support with teaching and classification of Pseudomyxoma Peritoneal tumours;
  • Urology probe (£15,000) to provide diagnostic procedures to urology patients;
  • Radiotherapy IT remote access improvement (£13,000) to the radiotherapy planning systems to speed up patients starting treatment;
  • Cell salvage unit (£12,000) for the use by the orthopaedic department in the operating theatre. 

If you want to know more about the funds or how to donate please contact the Foundation Trust’s charitable funds accountant on 01256 312758 or via e-mail at hh.charity@hhft.nhs.uk

If you wish to donate immediately, please download a donation form and return it with your cheque, made payable to “Hampshire Hospitals Charity”.

Gift Aid

Using Gift Aid means that for every £1 you give we get an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs, thus helping your donation to go further at no extra cost to you.  To enable us to take advantage of Gift Aid, please download and complete the form, returning it to us with your donation.

Please remember that to qualify for Gift Aid, you must have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for each tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities or Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that you donate to will reclaim on your gifts for that tax year. Please note that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.





updated 13 September 2017