Leave a gift in your will

Leave a gift in your will to Southmead Hospital

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your will to Southmead Hospital Charity.

Every gift makes a life-changing difference. Even leaving a small percentage of your estate, after taking care of loved ones, could have a lasting impact on the care that we can provide for the community – including your friends and family, after you’re gone.

From buying cutting-edge equipment and funding world-leading research to creating healing spaces, your gift will be used to give every patient the extraordinary care they deserve.

Please use the following links to find out more about leaving a gift in your will or contact us with any questions on legacies@nbt.nhs.uk.

How to leave a gift in your will

The only information your solicitor or professional adviser needs for you to leave a gift in your will to Southmead, or any other North Bristol NHS Trust hospital, is our charity details, which are as follows:

Southmead Hospital Charity, Southmead Hospital, Bristol, BS10 5NB

Southmead Hospital Charity is legally know as North Bristol NHS Trust Charitable Funds. Registered Charity No. 1055900.

You can also specify particular departments or services within our hospitals to donate to in your will.

Download our free gift in wills guide

Download our free gift in wills guide to hear directly from hospital staff about the difference that gifts in wills make at Southmead Hospital. Your download will begin once you’ve filled in the form.

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Write your will for free with Octopus Legacy

Thinking about making a will is something that lots of us put off, for all sorts of reasons.

To make it easier, we’ve teamed up with Octopus Legacy to offer our supporters a free will writing service. You can make your will online, over the phone, or face-to-face with local solicitors.

It takes as little as 15 minutes, and this service provides access to expert advice to answer any questions you have while considering making or updating your will.

Who are Octopus Legacy?

Octopus Legacy (formerly Guardian Angel) was started to help people plan for death and find support following a loss.

Following the loss of his mother in 2016, company founder Sam came up with the idea of making a secure and private online service specially designed to help families through these hard times.

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Did you know?

Over a third of the funding for our new state-of-the-art robotic microscope for neurosurgery came from people who left a gift in their will to Southmead Hospital.

Without the generosity of these wonderful people, we would not have this life-saving technology today. I’m grateful beyond words and hope the individuals in question would be very proud of the difference their gifts will make for thousands of people living with brain cancer and other neurological conditions. What an incredible legacy to leave behind.
Mario Teo
Consultant Neurosurgeon

Information for Solicitors & Executors

If you’re overseeing a legacy gift to Southmead Hospital, please find all the details you need on our information page for solicitors and executors.

We’re here to help you

We’d love to discuss your gift with you and make sure that your wishes are honoured. Please contact Kate, who is happy to talk you through the process and any queries you might have.

Contact Kate

Major Gifts & Legacy Manager


0117 414 0170

For those of us who live locally, it’s highly likely that we might find ourselves in North Bristol NHS Trust’s care at some point in our lives. If that time does come, I want to know the hospital has everything it needs to give me the best care possible.
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Thank you for your support – it makes a huge difference to our patients, their families and our staff.

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