Our charity

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Together we can do more to help ensure patients receive outstanding care

We raise money to improve the experience of patients, visitors and staff at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

We play a big part in meeting the complex needs of hospital life.

We do this by raising funds for hospital projects that go over and above the essentials provided by NHS budgets. We already provide bravery toys for children undergoing invasive treatment and we've recently funded new comfy reclining chairs so that mums and dads can stay overnight with their children in our care. We make sure every single patient has a present to open on Christmas morning and have provided state-of-the-art medical equipment to help fight cancer more quickly and effectively.

We aim to boost every area of care provided at our hospitals including:

  • Cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Maternity
  • Cardiology
  • Paediatrics
  • Stroke
  • Accident and emergency
  • Neurology
  • Elderly care
  • End of life care

We're always looking for ways to make our hospitals even better. It's why your support is so critical in making a real difference to services you, or a loved-one, may require.

Donate today and support your local hospital

Our work

We’re focused on enhancing the quality of your care and hospital experience here at King George and Queen’s hospitals. Below are some of the most recent projects we’ve been able to fund:

Bravery toys for children

To make the visit to our phlebotomy department a little easier for our youngest patients, we provide toys and stickers to help ease the anxiety of giving blood which, if we’re honest, can be a bit scary for adults too!

Reclining chairs for overnight stays on our children's wards

It's really tough on parents when a child is ill and receiving care in hospital. We want to make it easier for families to stay together and focus on the child's recovery as much as possible, so we've provided funding for 30 new soft reclining chairs that enable parents to sleep comfortably alongside their child and stay close by all through the night.

Adaptive wheelchairs for stroke patients

Patients who have suffered a stroke may need to be in a wheelchair for longer periods of time. Tilt-in-space wheelchairs adjust to suit the needs of the patient and can be positioned or reclined to help maintain the correct posture, as well as assisting with even pressure distribution with anatomically shaped cushioning. This can help our stroke patients experience a much more comfortable and secure recovery.

Optiflow Systems

We’ll soon be introducing special nasal tubes to help our patients breathe more easily. This eliminates the need for restrictive face masks that cover the mouth, nose or entire face enabling patients to eat, drink and communicate with staff and loved ones more easily without interrupting treatment.