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 critically ill patients.

We work very closely with the teams at each Critical Care Unit to ensure that donations to the Critical Care Fund are used in a number of ways, including to: 

£166,583

spent on projects in 2021/2022

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Introducing the

Three Wishes Project

The 3 Wishes project began in Canada in 2013 and has been adopted across the world. East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust is the first UK Trust to introduce this project, and we hope it will bring comfort to our patients and their families: sharing kindness and compassion at the end of someone’s life when, despite everyone’s best efforts, it has not been possible to save a their life.   The William Harvey Hospital Critical Care team will work with patients and loved ones to honour and celebrate them as an individual and to fulfill their wishes as they approach the end of their life. The project gives patients the chance to reflect on their lives, and to identify what matters most to them. It allows families to spend precious time with their loved one, creating meaningful moments in those last hours and days. Each ‘wish’ is a simple, personalised request reflecting a patient’s passion or need as they approach the end of their life. The 3 Wishes project is funded entirely by donations to East Kent Hospitals Charity.

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Fundraisers Almost Double Their Target

Fundraisers raised almost double their target for the hospital that saved their friend and colleague’s life.

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A couple combined their love of fitness with a desire to make a difference, and raised £1,300 for charity by completing a series of challenges.

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