funded by our charity
in recent years


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Patient Welfare

The charity is also able to support improvements to the structure of the Trust hospitals and sites.  Some of the projects that have been approved include:

  • Refurbishment of Relative Room in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Wycombe Hospital. The refurbishment was designed to provide a far less intimidating and more welcoming environment for the patients and their families visiting the unit and will provide a pleasant space for relatives of ICU patients to wait in while their love ones receive treatment.

  • National Spinal Injury Centre - Reception Refurbishment. The refurbishment has been designed to provide a far less intimidating and a more welcoming environment for the paediatric and adult patients visiting the unit, to enhance the services that are provided to the patients and provide art gallery space for spinal patients to display artwork.

  • TV Filtering software, introduced on fixed TV sets on the National Spinal Injury Centre (NSIC) wards.

  • Refurbishment of a room for the pediatric team to examine newborns on a daily basis at Rothschild Ward in the Maternity Unit which has increased direct patient care.
  • Refurbishment of the current chapel at Wycombe Hospital to provide a multi-faith facility and provide a calm, restful space in which patients will be able to reflect and gain spiritual support during stressful times whilst battling illness. (This project is expected to be completed in 2015).

The charity also invested in different projects established to improve the care provided to the patients of Buckinghamshire Healthcare and improve performance. Some of the highlights include:

  • Evolve and IMS Maxims system integration in order to enable the National Spinal Injury Centre (NSIC) to integrate the Electronic Patient Record and the Trust’s Electronic Document Management Systems to enhance patients services as each clinician will have instant electronic access to all medical noting held on the patient from anywhere within the Trust whether contacting the hospital by telephone or in person. 

  • Real-time Patient and Staff Monitoring.
  • Bid Media Education Channel for Patients, which contains advice for self management and best practice to enable patients to live healthy and actively as independently as possible once they leave the The National Spinal Injuries Centre.
  • Development of Recreational Therapy Services for rehabilitation at The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
  • Eyesi Ophthalmic Surgical Simulator for teaching cataract surgery and rehearsing surgical scenarios.
  • Voluntary Services Uniform allowing patients and family to differentiate volunteers from paid staff and recognise volunteers as a support role rather than a medical one as well as demonstrate the Trust safe guarding practices.
  • Staff Uniforms at Stoke Mandeville Hospital; this colour coded staff uniform programme has been supported in order to help patients identify different staff teams quickly and efficiently.

Thank you for taking the time to read more about the type of projects we fund. 


Every £ counts

£5 could buy equipment to give an urgent blood test to stoke patients ahead of clot busting medication.

£10 could help pay for a CD which helps cancer patients relax during treatment.

£17 could buy defibrillator training pads to help teach children how to re-start the heart after a heart attack.

£76 could buy a digital electronic muscle stimulator for children in our spinal unit.

£577 could buy a resuscitator to support a baby's breathing.