About East Kent Hospitals Charity
East Kent Hospitals Charity raises funds for the wards and services provided by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.
Our NHS heroes continue to face the biggest challenge that the NHS has ever seen. If you would like to support our amazing staff, please donate here.
Your donations will ensure that we can fund initiatives specific to staff well-being during COVID-19, including:
- Snacks for teams.
- Additional facilities on wards to enhance patient care.
- Toiletries for staff so that they can shower before leaving the hospital.
- Practical assistance and support.
You can find out more about the work we are doing to support our NHS Heroes here. You can also find information about how we support staff wellbeing, here.
Through the generous support of individuals and organisations in the community we also:
- Fund vital medical research
- Provide specialist equipment at the cutting edge of technology
- Improve treatment facilities
- Support staff development
- Create a healing environment to promote well-being within clinical spaces.
We aim to make our hospitals and healthcare services the very best they can be for our patients as well as their families and the staff treating them.
You can view our latest Annual Report (2020-2021) to find out more about what happened at East Kent Hospitals Charity in the last financial year.
You can view our Charity Funds Governance Document here.
Our appeals and sub-brands
Helping Your Hospitals Appeal
Staff across East Kent Hospitals have faced the biggest challenge the NHS seen. We are appealing for donations to support our NHS heroes. Donations will provide for wellbeing of staff through this difficult time and provide vital equipment. Find out more about our Helping Your Hospitals Appeal.
We want to raise up to £500,000 to support dementia services in our hospitals, with the aim of making our hospitals "dementia friendly." Find out more about the Dementia Appeal.
supports the work of the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the William Harvey Hospital
. Find out more about Tiny Toes.
Heart in Hand supports Maternity Services in East Kent. Donations will be used to improve facilities in the labour and post-labour wards, bereavement services, as well as funding of extra training and the purchase of additional equipment. Find out more about Heart in Hand.
Child Health funds those "extras" that are not available through normal NHS funding for East Kent's youngest patients. Our children's services include Rainbow Children's Ward at the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, Padua Children's Wardat the William Harvey Hospital, Dolphin Children's Ward and Children's Assessment Centre at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital and the Children's Assessment Unit at Buckland Hospital in Dover. We also provide a range of services in East Kent for speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy. Find out more about Child Health
The Critical Care Units at Kent & Canterbury, QEQM and William Harvey Hospitals are where critically ill patients who require life support are treated.
Thanks to the support of our communities, we can fund the extras which make a big difference to the patients, their families and the staff who are treating them.
You can find out more, here.
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals serving a local population of around 759,000 people.
We also provide many health services from other NHS facilities across East Kent including renal services in Medway and Maidstone.
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Staff across East Kent Hospitals have faced the biggest challenge the NHS has ever seen. We are appealing for donations to support our NHS heroes. Donations will provide for wellbeing of staff and provide vital equipment.
Find out more about our Helping Your Hospitals Appeal.