Our 2015: Southmead Hospital Charity

Southmead Hospital Charity has had a busy and exciting year during 2015, and there's even more to look forward to in 2016!

Thank you to all our supporters, fundraisers and donors for their continued support of the charity and of North Bristol NHS Trust.

In 2016 there will be lots of fantastic events to get involved in and more ways for you to make a real difference to your hospital and in your local community.  

May:Digital ‘interactive reminiscence software’ funded by the charity provides memory therapy for dementia & neurology patients.
May: A new family room opens in maternity funded by Southmead Hospital Charity.
May: The charity launch the Guy Jordan Memorial Fund to raise money for trauma & emergency department in memory of trauma consultant Guy Jordan
June: A piano is bought for the hospital atrium for live music performances through the auction of a painting and supported by the charity.
June: Launch of Do Something Super for Southmead - our heroic campaign to inspire more people to take part in fundraising!
August: The charity, with the League of Friends, fund a buggy to transport patients with mobility problems through the hospital atrium
September: All NICU parents to be given free books to read to premature babies, funded by the charity.
October: Schools, workplaces & hospital staff take part in Hero for a Day to raise money for the charity.
October: Southmead Hospital’s Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has opened a new family sensory room funded by Southmead Hospital Charity.
November: The charity host and support the Exceptional Healthcare Awards to recognise the outstanding work of staff at North Bristol NHS Trust
November: Southmead Hospital Charity, BRACE & the University of Bristol contribute over £1.5 million to the new Bristol Brain Centre.
The charity provides £62,000 of funding for research projects in maternity, fertility, orthopedics, respiratory & plastics under the 2015 Springboard fund.
The charity give gifts to every patient staying in hospital on Christmas Day as well as books for every baby born over the Christmas period and in NICU.
The charity provide a festive live music programme throughout December for the Christmas Appeal
December: The charity & the League of Friends fund £50,000 of new equipment for hospital wards & departments with the Christmas Cracker awards.
December: The charity provides £500,000 funding for new TVs to be installed at patient bedsides throughout Southmead Hospital.

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