Our hospital charity spends £416,000 on improving patient experiences

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The East Kent Hospitals Charity has spent over £416,000 in the last six months on equipment and facilities to improve the patient experience. The generosity of patients, families and friends who have donated funds to the East Kent Hospitals Charity have enabled a whole range of equipment and facilities, large and small to be purchased. This has included:

William Harvey Hospital, Ashford:

The Special Care Baby Unit has spent £8,000 on Syringe Infusion Pumps, £29,000 on two Cerebral Function Monitors and £850 on a chair for nursing Mums. The Richard Stevens purchased two Sara Stedy Hoists (standing aids) for £2,700, Padua Ward three Optiflow systems for £5,000.

The Charity spent £65 on play materials & treats (stickers, bubbles, crayons etc) to distract children when being treated in A&E WHH emergency care for one year!

Buckland Hospital, Dover:

New treatment chairs for the Orthoptic clinic at £500 each.

Kent & Canterbury Hospital:

£3,000 was used to develop and hold an educational and support event for patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis and £120 purchased a Blood Pressure Monitor for the Renal department.

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital:

The Charity purchased a low profile bed for just over £2,000 as that was the specific request of the donor.  Over £42,000 was spent on a new Transport Incubator to transfer sick babies between treatment areas.

There were many other items including a part-time dedicated Colorectal Cancer Research Nurse.

As part of the Dementia Appeal, we are working towards additional facilities for our adult patients and visitors. Your ideas are welcome and we would like to hear from you with any ideas and requests you have that would improve your patient’s treatment and/or experience.