Charity matters at Newcastle Hospitals
It has been estimated that, on average, a person will require the services of their local hospitals four times during their lifetime.
The Newcastle Hospitals provide more specialist services than anywhere else in the UK, many of which are recognised as being among the best in the country.
In the past, the Trust has been directly supported in its aims and activities by two official charities – the Newcastle Healthcare Charity and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity.
Both charities have administered the many donations made by our generous public to more than 700 separate charitable funds based at Newcastle’s hospitals. These donations allow us to provide that little bit extra in terms of more sophisticated equipment, additional patient comforts, specialist staff training and funding of local research projects to develop new treatments and technologies.
From 1st April 2016 the two officially appointed charities merged, creating one single NHS Charity for the Newcastle Hospitals. This will simplify the process of donating money and fundraising on behalf of our hospitals. The new single charity is known simply as the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity (reg. 1057213).
What happens to the funds we raise?
During 2014/15, the charities provided:
• £1.12 million for new and innovative equipment
• £1.23 million for patient comforts and amenities
• £221,000 for specialised staff training and education
• £1.18 million for locally based medical research
A total of £3.76 million
Please support us and help the patients of today and the future
The support provided from charitable funding has enabled us to keep pace with continual developments in medical equipment and treatment regimes. At the same time, it has provided a comfortable and stress-reducing environment, which helps the recovery process for our patients.
It is extremely gratifying when we receive donations for our local hospitals as it not only provides recognition of the care we provide, but also an opportunity to further enhance services and treatment within the hospitals for our future patients.
There are many ways you can help, and your support will be greatly appreciated – just get in touch at the number below. Click the tabs on the left for more information about our charitable funds.
To make a donation or for more details about our hospital charity, please contact the Charitable Funds Office on: