The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity
As from the 1st April 2016, the hospitals within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are directly supported by one single charity:
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity (registered charity number 1057213)
The charity administers the many donations made to more than 700 separate charitable funds based at Newcastle’s hospitals (previously administered by both the Newcastle Healthcare Charity and The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Charity).
What are the donations used for?
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.
All the money raised by the public goes directly to enhancing patient care in-line with the wishes of our donors, supporters and fundraisers. In 2014/15 the combined charities provided nearly £3.7 million in equipment, amenities, training, education and research.
Click onto the Charity Commission website to see the annual reports and accounts for both charities.
Why isn’t mainstream NHS funding enough?
All healthcare services are funded from central government taxes, and the Trust tries to provide the highest level of service to our patients from the government funding we receive.
However, there are always ways the excellence of treatment and the quality of care we provide can be enhanced even further.
The hospitals often receive donations from grateful patients or their friends and relatives, as they leave after treatment. These sums vary from just a few pounds to larger donations of several hundred or thousand pounds, often in the form of legacies.
These charitable contributions complement NHS resources and enable us to keep pace with continual developments in medical equipment and treatment. Charitable funding allows us to go the extra mile and achieve things more quickly than would otherwise have been possible.
Thank you for your support!