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Who Are We?

Kingston Hospital Charity is the new name for the Kingston Hospital NHS Trust General Charitable Fund (registered charity no. 1056510). We exist to support services provided by Kingston Hospital by fundraising and providing much-needed equipment, services and facilities for patients, their families, carers, staff and visitors.

Kingston Hospital Charity is the main umbrella charity for two other subsidiaries who fundraise for specific ares of work within the hospital, Born too Soon (supporting the neo-natal unit) and the Kingston Cancer Appeal (supporting cancer services).

Kingston Hospital Charity is administered by the Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, who act as the corporate trustee. The committee members meet quarterly to review applications and bids for funding from specific departments within the hospital.

Some of our individual services are generously supported by our partner charities, however, the Kingston Hospital Charity is the only organisation that fundraises for work across the entire Hospital.

Surely The NHS Pays For Everything?

Our core services (such as Accident & Emergency) are of course funded by the taxpayer through the NHS but there are many other areas of work within the hospital which are not covered by statutory funding. Being able to fundraise for these areas of work enables us to improve both the quality of care for our patients and the overall experience for their families, carers and visitors as well as providing additional support and training for care staff.

To achieve this, we rely on supporters old and new who generously give of their time and money.  You can support us in a number of ways, whether individually or on behalf of an organisation.

What have we funded?

Over the years Kingston Hospital Charity has funded many exciting projects, staff placements, building works, refurbishments and equipment.

Here is a little list of some of the things that your donations help towards:

  • Creating dedicated rooms for family and friends to be with patients
  • Supporting our Volunteering programme
  • Paying for specialist staff placements to support areas of dedicated environments of care
  • Cardiovascular equipment
  • Staff rooms
  • Specialist computer software to free up nurses time to spend with patients
  • Scanners and biopsy equipment
  • Research and development
  • Staff training and away days
  • Improvements to waiting areas
  • Buildings and specialist wings
  • Information screens and signage
  • Specialist furniture and excersise equipment
  • Medical books for the library
  • Dedicated activities room and equipment for patients with dementia
  • Green spaces and relaxation areas within the hospital

Your Support

We are extremely grateful for each and every gift we receive as every last penny enables our teams of highly skilled professionals to improve the quality of care we provide to our patients, their families, carers, visitors, staff and volunteers. If you would like to make a donation you can download our donation form here or visit our Justgiving page by clicking on the button below.

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Contact Us

If you have any questions on how you can help support the hospital through fundraising or volunteering efforts please email fundraising@kingstonhospital.nhs.uk, call 020 8973 5042 or write to us at: Kingston Hospital Charity, Vera Brown House, Kingston Hospital, Galsworty Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7QB

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