Kingston's residents have been wonderful supporters of Kingston Hospital over the years. The Trust is grateful to them and the volunteers who run the charities which support the hospital by raising funds, giving their time and in many other ways. Over 300 volunteers regularly support the hospital. There are a number of ways that you can continue to help the hospital.
If you would like to donate money, there are a number of charities that are affiliated with Kingston Hospital. Please click here for general information or visit the links below to see our specific charities.
Born Too Soon – is a registered charity established in 1985 by parents and staff to offer support to parents who have a baby, or babies, being cared for on our Neonatal Unit . Born Too Soon is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010.
Momentum - supports children and their families in Surrey and South West London, who have cancer and life-limiting conditions. Based at 75 Park Road in Kingston upon Thames, Momentum offers help to families in a variety of ways, depending upon individual needs and requests. They have a holiday home in Hampshire where they offer much needed respite breaks and they send their families on a variety of special treats and outings. Since their inception in 2004, Momentum have raised funds for a number of projects in the Paediatric department at Kingston Hospital and they intend to continue this work. The charity is wholly reliant upon the kind donations of individuals, sponsorships from companies and fundraising within the local community. Contact telephone number 020 8974 5931 www.moment-um.org
Kingston Can – is the charity that was set up to raise funds to help build the Sir William Rous Unit. Although the major fundraising effort for Kingston Can is complete and the Sir William Rous (SWR) Unit has been open for some time, nevertheless donations continue to be received on a regular basis from the hospital’s supporters. Over £100,000 has been donated during the financial year, from a tremendous variety of sources, and people remain keen to provide ongoing support to the unit. Some of the money raised has helped fund equipment at the SWR Unit. Personal donations are still received on a regular basis and almost 2,500 people have responded to newsletters in the past year.
In Safe Hands - is the maternity charitable fund which is used to improve quality of care for mothers and their families at Kingston Hospital.
The Friends of Kingston Hospital - formed in 1954 with the aim of improving the everyday life of both patients and staff. The Friends are keen to provide those items which fall outside normal NHS budgets.
WRVS - run a bookstaff and coffee shop at Kingston Hospital.
Volunteering at the hospital
Volunteers help in a variety of ways, including meeting and greeting visitors at the main reception and directing them to their destinations and sitting and helping patients who do not have visitors. You can help the hospital by giving your time. Click here to find out how to become a volunteer.
Becoming a member
Local people can show support for Kingston Hospital and help shape local healthcare provision by becoming a member: it's free to join and you'll play a real part in the hospital's future, and become eligible to vote or stand in elections to the new Board of Governors.