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.

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”.

  • 429 Pressure relieving mattresses (£249,000) for use by patients who are at risk of developing pressure ulcers;
  • A total of £127,000 was used to enable staff to attend educational programmes to expand their skills and knowledge to do their jobs better. In addition, £18,000 was spent on team development and morale building items;  many grateful patients offer donations for the direct benefit of the ward team who have looked after them. These donations are used in two main ways; either to provide additional education to enhance the skills of the team so they can offer even better care to their patients; or to enable team development activities which help improve staff morale and retention both of which are key aspects in delivering high quality healthcare
  • A total of £118,000 was spent on non-medical equipment to enhance the comfort of patients and carers during their stay in the hospitals, including furniture, TV’s, and fans. Further to this £48,000 was spent on providing a memorial sculpture in recognition of organ donors and £25,000 was donated to Winchester Hospital radio to improve the patient radio service;
  • Several patient areas were refurbished as a result of funding through the charity. This included spending £96,000 on repairing Burrell House Roof which is being converted into Winchester Hospice and £12,000 in creating a Nurses station for ward F1 at BNHH;
  • Ophthalmic microscope (£56,000) to improve visual quality during cataract surgery and to reduce the amount of time patients spend in theatre;
  • Optical Coherence Tomography scanner (£30,000) to enable patients being treated at AWMH to have the scan carried out speeding up diagnostic times and eliminating the need for the patient to travel to RHCH for their scan at a separate appointment;
  • Neonatal Ventilator (£29,000), to enable volume controlled ventilation to reduce the risk of barotrauma to the lungs and to enable the recording of data on each patient;
  • Ultrasound machine (£25,000) to reduce the delay in theatres and to reduce the number of cancelled operations on the day;
  • Surgical Operating lights (£17,000), to enhance breast and gynaecological surgery;
  • Hire of hip arthroscopy equipment (£14,000) which will reduce the number of outpatients appointments prior to operation, reduce patient waiting times and reduce patient travel time to receive treatment;
  • Hampshire Hospitals is one of the leading Liver surgery units in the world. The charity has funded a study of Coagulation in Liver surgery (£8,000) and the results will be published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences
  • There is much evidence to show that patients recover better if they are well-educated about their planned treatment and know what to expect before they are admitted. A total of £1,500 was spent on a Diabetes Foundation day and leaflets costing £800 were produced for various wards to provide patients with information;

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.

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