Thanks to your incredible support, we are able to fund a wide range of projects across our hospitals.
We fund ideas and projects, above and beyond routine NHS funding to enable outstanding care to improve the lives of patients, their families, staff and those in the wider community. Our grants support: patient and family experience; staff development and welfare; research and transformation; capital projects and infrastructure; community welfare and medical equipment.
It is only with the help of our generous supporters and fundraisers that we are able to continue helping the patients and staff being treated across the St George's Healthcare Trust.
Our funding has supported the hospital in the following ways:
Responding to Covid-19
As the impact of the coronavirus was felt across the hospital in early 2020, we immediately launched our own emergency St George’s Coronavirus Appeal. The incredible generosity of our own fundraising community, alongside the amazing support we received from NHS Charities Together, has enabled us to award £1,903,393 of funding to support our hospital staff, patients and the wider community in a variety of different ways during this extraordinary time.
St George's Hospital Charity secures tablets to connect people during the COVID-19 pandemicWe are so happy to have funded tablets to facilitate communication between patients and their relatives, and so much more, throughout the pandemic. Read more
Wellbeing Hubs- ImpactIt is amazing to see that the new wellbeing hubs launched at St George’s Hospital are already making a huge difference. Take a listen to some St George’s Hospital staff that have tried and tested... Read more
St George’s Hospital Charity awarded £198,000 for staff wellbeing, from NHS Charities TogetherSt George’s Hospital Charity has generously been awarded a sum of £198,000 from NHS Charities Together as part of the pandemic response, looking to bring clear benefits to staff long term health... Read more
Improving Patient and Family Experience
Many patients undergoing treatment in hospital find the experience isolating and frightening. To ease anxiety and ensure patients and their families have a positive experience of being in hospital we’ve awarded £209,802 of funding to support a variety of initiatives. These important projects make a real-life impact when it’s most needed.
St George's Hospital Charity funds Chemotherapy Comfort KitsOn Monday 5th October we launched the very first Chemotherapy Comfort Kits in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support at St George’s NHS foundation Trust. Read more
The launch of our Patient Care BoxesToday marks the launch and distribution of our new Patient Care Boxes to over 40 wards across both St George’s and Queen Mary’s Hospitals. Read more
First look at new Wudu Wash Facilities at St George’s HospitalWe take a first look at our Wudu Wash Facilities which have been funded by St George's Hospital Charity thanks to the incredible support of our community! Read more
FUNDING RESEARCH AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
As medical science continues to develop at pace, we are able to support our hospitals by funding innovative research, investing in cutting-edge technology and developing and attracting world-class expertise. Our goal is to improve outcomes for patients and this year we were able to provide £428,659 of support towards research and £474,778 towards medical equipment.
Research project funded by St George’s Hospital Charity has innovative resultsA pioneering research study into the treatment of Atrial Fibrillation hopes to improve treatment and patient outcomes. Read more
St George’s Hospital Charity funds new Paxman Scalp Cooling System to help chemotherapy patients keep their hairMost people know that certain chemotherapy treatments can risk patients losing their hair –but did you know that hair loss can be prevented or even avoided with the use of scalp cooling? Read more
St George’s Hospital Charity to pioneer over £400,000 in research at St George’sSt George’s Hospital Charity is committed to funding Trust and University staff to conduct research that will make a positive impact on patient care within our hospitals, our surrounding communities... Read more
SUPPORTING NHS STAFF
In 2020, showing NHS staff how much they matter has felt more important than ever. During the pandemic we awarded £120,738 to support new and innovative ways to sustain staff — with our focus firmly on wellbeing and mental health.