Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity exists to support the patients of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, including the UK’s military patients who are treated at the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine.
None of the donations we receive are used to replace government funding as we support four main areas over and above services provided by the NHS:
• Equipment – we fund cutting edge equipment that might be available in the USA or on Harley Street, that isn’t available on the NHS
• Research – we fund around £1.5m a year of research projects into fields of medicine carried out at the hospitals
• Facilities – funding facilities that aren’t appropriate for the NHS to fund, but that would be of benefit to patients – for example, the Forces & Families Centre for military patients and their families to spend time together off the wards, or the children’s play area in Accident & Emergency
• Patient and Staff Education & Information – we have funded a number of patient information videos, including a children’s guide to radiotherapy in association with Aardman Animations
To continue with this work, we rely on the generous support of individuals through donations and fundraising.