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This includes medical equipment, projects which improve patient care and monitoring, and improving hospital facilities and furnishings.

Extra funding allows us to use the latest technology in patient care. We invest in new equipment every year.

Equipment we have funded includes:

  • hoists, ventilators, monitors and turning beds for the National Spinal Injuries Centre
  • pharmacy robot to improve stock management, free up staff and improve discharge efficiency
  • mobile digital mammography units to reduce travel and improve access for less able patients
  • infant resuscitators to support infants’ breathing
  • automated medication equipment with safety features to monitor patients medication and improve their clinical care
  • a cardiac imaging workstation to improve efficiency of the Cardiology service, resulting in less delays and a better patient experience.

Better research allows better treatment and cures. Our research projects improve our understanding of medical conditions and causes of death so we can put preventative measures and interventions in place.

Examples of research we have funded include:

  • projects to help long term survival for patients with spinal cord injuries
  • a project manager to help us become world leading in paediatric spinal cord injury research
  • data analysis and reporting of ageing with spinal cord injuries the Stoke Mandeville-Mason Research Awards – a joint partnership of researchers, healthcare professionals, patients and their caregivers to prepare and conduct spinal cord injury research.

We have funded improvements to our facilities and hospitals to improve patient care, for example:

  • a patient education platform to help spinal patients to live as healthily, actively and independently as possible
  • colour coded staff uniforms at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to help patients identify different staff teams quickly and efficiently
  • refurbishment of our relative room in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Wycombe Hospital to provide a more welcoming environment for patients and their families
  • system integration of patient notes so that each clinician has instant electronic access from anywhere within the Trust.

We believe that a healthy, motivated and highly skilled workforce helps to deliver better patient care.

We have funded projects such as:

  • counselling and physiotherapy programmes to support physical and psychological wellbeing
  • specialist training for cancer nurses to deliver high quality standard of care to our patients
  • staff training to help them show patients with diabetes to correctly use insulin
  • staff awards for excellent patient care
  • ‘refer a friend’ scheme to recruit more high quality nurses and deliver better care
  • ‘going the extra mile’ scheme which rewards staff for outstanding patient and visitor care.