Our impact

We’re dedicated to supporting the work of Medway NHS Foundation Trust.

The Medway Hospital Charity is delighted to fund projects that fall outside of the NHS budget.

Our team works with the local community to raise money for medical equipment and to enhance facilities at Medway Maritime Hospital.          Every donation has a positive impact on the experience of our patients and wellbeing of staff.

We encourage and support staff and members of the local community in raising money for our hospital charity.

These are just some of the ways charitable donations have been spent to benefit patients and staff:

  • Vibrant artwork throughout our cancer unit.
  • Lifesaving diagnostic equipment
  • Buddy chairs on our wards for loved ones to stay overnight.
  • Development of the ‘Butterfly Garden’ - a dementia therapy sensory garden.
  • Picnic benches across the hospital site in communal areas.
  • Development of a palliative care room.
  • Staff courtyard area.

In 2021, 12 observation machines were installed in the side rooms in Lawrence Ward, our cancer unit, at a cost of £15,600. This was an important project to support as our patients have little or no immune system and by having individual units, we know we are doing our best to protect them.

In the last financial year, the charity received more than £334,000 in grants and donations, plus £100,000 in gifts in kind, from grateful members of the public during the pandemic.  Of this total, £168,600 was granted by NHS Charities Together, after its COVID-19 Urgent Appeal galvanised fundraisers across the UK.  This included money collected by its most famous supporter, Captain Sir Tom Moore.

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