Charity news

Plymouth Hospitals Charity champions inclusion through dedicated funding

Plymouth Hospitals Charity’s (PHC) successful bid has enhanced the working lives of many at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP).

 

Evidence shows that to provide patients with the best possible care, we must also ensure that our people get the best experience of work. Throughout 2020, UHP launched 5 staff networks with the goal to invest in the wellbeing of colleagues who identify with protected characteristics (gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and disability) and to give them a voice that is heard.  We know that people in our communities and our workplaces who identify with protected characteristics face more issues in the workplace including harassment, bullying or abuse, discrimination and barriers to career progression.  UHP want to ensure everyone has a real sense of belonging that enhances working relationships and encourages everyone to feel they do not need to hide who they are and bring their whole selves to work. PHC were able to secure funds to support the launch and growth of these 5 groups. During this time where supporting others was bumped to the forefront of our minds, these networks have become, confidential spaces for colleagues to discuss matters important to them at the same time as working with UHP to make our hospital inclusive for patients and colleagues who identify with protected characteristics.

Read " Plymouth Hospitals Charity champions inc…"

Successful annual ball raises thousands for NICU

This years Keep Me Close Appeal annual ball has raised a staggering £7230.60 for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. Coordinated by dedicated fundraiser Tracey Stacey, this glamourous yearly event drew over 200 guests including families, health care staff and local businesses. Guests made the event a huge success by taking part in the evening’s entertainment and donating along the way.

Read " Successful annual ball raises thousands …"

Save your seat on this year’s Santa Slide!

Do you fancy a real adrenaline rush whilst being able to raise money for Plymouth Hospitals Charity?

 

This year’s Santa zip wire is taking place at The Eden Project on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2022 and we’re raising funds for the Children’s Wards at University Hospital Plymouth. The money that you will raise will go towards enhancing the lives of these patients and their visitors during their challenging hospital stays and making sure that they have as positive experience as possible.

Read " Save your seat on this year’s Santa Slid…"

Plymouth Hospitals Charity helps deliver the Magic Drops breastfeeding initiative at University Hospitals Plymouth

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 bags

Read " Plymouth Hospitals Charity helps deliver…"

Celebration of special fundraiser Jill Oxley in the form of a dedicated award

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…"

MRI Entertainment System funded by charity reduces anxiety and enhances patient experience

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…"

Hospital Passport app set to improve hospital experience for patients with learning disabilities

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…"
Older articles