Plymouth Hospitals Charity raises money for every ward and department in Derriford Hospital, for the Child Development Centre and Plymouth Dialysis Unit. They aim to support the work of staff and raise standards above the level that NHS funding alone allows.
Funds are used to:
•Improve the experience of patients and families during their visits to hospital
•Purchase additional equipment to aid in the treatment and care of patients
•Fund vital research
•Hold learning and recognition events for staff
Donations can be made to a huge variety of different charitable funds held by wards and departments within Derriford Hospital and other sites, depending on causes patients, families and the public wish to support.
In addition, Plymouth Hospitals Charity supports appeals and campaigns within the Hospital. At present, the charity is running the Gold Dust Appeal on behalf of the Children and Young People’s wards. The Appeal is raising money to create a bright and welcoming environment for our patients, with friendly and inviting spaces within the children’s wards and corridors where children can play and explore. The introduction of tactile trails, attractive play spaces with exciting, colourful displays will encourage children to reach goals in their stages of recovery. In addition, displays will enable patients and their families to find their way through the departments in an interactive way. The Gold Dust Appeal has been launched to raise £100,000 for this purpose.