University Hospitals Plymouth’s Maternity Service has developed a kit to support mothers and breastfeeding parents. The kits encourage mothers to collect colostrum – the Magic Drops – the first type of breastmilk which is full of nutrients and high in antibodies and antioxidants that help build a new born baby’s immune system. The charity provided a grant to help bring the kit to parents in attractive cotton bagsRead " Plymouth Hospitals Charity helps deliver…"
Jill Oxley is an exceptional fundraiser and is well known amongst the hospital’s Adult Cystic Fibrosis team at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP). Back in 2012, Jill sadly lost her son Jon-Paul, age 21 to Cystic Fibrosis (CF). To honour his memory and the care that he received, Jill set up the Jon Paul Oxley Memorial Fund, and has worked tirelessly since 2014, raising over £6,000.Read " Celebration of special fundraiser Jill O…"
Generous charitable funds from Plymouth Hospital Charity’s (PCH) priority fund along with a substantial memoriam donation from Phil Sanders, has allowed for the funding of the Siemens Nordic Comfort Solution Media System for the MRI department at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP). This recently acquired advanced media system has already enhanced patient experience during MRI scans, whilst also making for a calmer working environment for our colleagues.Read " MRI Entertainment System funded by chari…"
Lauren and Ryan Yeoman welcomed their twins into the world on 21st December 2021 at Derriford Hospital, 17 days before their due date. As if their IVF journey hadn’t been a big enough rollercoaster, baby Ezra was quickly transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care unit (NICU) due to breathing difficulties.Read " Fundraiser sets up NICU Cup and Fun Day …"
This month saw the launch of the new Hospital Passport (HP) app at University Hospitals Plymouth. The app has been created to support people with a learning disability to be able to tell hospital staff what their needs are, what they like and don’t like and every detail that might affect their care. The Hospital Passport has traditionally been a paper document that patients needed to carry around but with today’s technology, it is more practical and efficient to use a phone or portable device, to keep the information safe and readily available. The Derriford User Group (DUG), is a group of people with learning disabilities and they have helped design the new digital version. Funding from Plymouth Hospitals Charity has built the app and will support the roll out of this new service.Read " Hospital Passport app set to improve hos…"
Wednesday 15 June 2022 saw brave fundraisers abseil down the side of the 114 foot Innovation building at City College Plymouth. Plymouth Hospitals Charity, along with Friends and Families charity were chosen as the college’s Charity of the Year.Read " Dedicated fundraisers descend the side o…"
In September 2021, Sarah Bickell’s Dad was admitted to hospital after a week of suffering with COVID-19. Despite having been vaccinated, three days later he was moved into intensive care (ICU) at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP).Read " Sarah raises money to thank hospital sta…"
During recent months, the garden behind the Post Graduate Medical Centre at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) has undergone a remarkable makeover.
With donations received during the pandemic, Plymouth Hospitals Charity has funded the building of this new, serene garden. The main drive behind this special space is for colleagues to be able to reflect, refresh and destress - in turn, ensuring they can deliver the best patient care possible.Read " Our Breathing Space Garden for colleague…"
Thanks to a generous grant from NHS Charities Together, University Hospitals Plymouth’s (UHP) Wellbeing for All initiative is being rolled out across the Trust. Donations from across the country made to the national Emergency COVID Appeal in 2020 have made possible the distribution of money to all the NHS Charities in the UK. Plymouth Hospitals Charity was successful in its application for £198k to fund this programme.Read " Wellbeing support to reach all staff at …"
The garden behind the Post Graduate Medical Centre at University Hospitals Plymouth is undergoing an impressive makeover. Plymouth Hospitals Charity has, with donations received during the pandemic, funded the building of this new garden. The Breathing Space Garden at PGMC is situated behind the Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing for our colleagues to be able to meet outdoors in an area near the nature reserve where they can be social and share food together, have some fun, good conversation and have some time out when work is hard.Read " Breathing Space at the PGMC…"