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About Us

Our Charity is one of over 300 registered charities in the UK associated with NHS trusts. Together these charities contribute £400 million each year to the NHS.  The aim is not to fund patient care but to enhance and improve it – providing grants to projects over and above those served by government funding.

Our Charity is made up of special purpose funds which cover all of the Trust’s wards and departments. All funds are unified under the Mid Essex Hospitals umbrella for the common purpose of enhancing patient and staff welfare.

We are independent to the NHS bodies we support, acting solely for public benefit; as such we are registered with the Charity Commission. Our registered charity name is Mid Essex Hospitals and the registered charity number 1048542.

What we do 

Our Charity enhances the care and treatment of patients in Broomfield Hospital and its associated services over and above NHS provision through charitable giving. 

This enables the Trust to: 

  • Improve and enhance the environment, helping to create pleasant and comfortable surroundings for patients and their visitors during their stay in hospital. This includes schemes like refurbishing patient and visitor areas, funding complementary therapies and providing artwork to make the environment stimulating and positive.
  • Provide further medical knowledge for staff by funding additional training sessions, courses and conferences.
  • Fund medical equipment to compliment the specialist care staff can provide to patients, offering better and faster treatment that might not otherwise be available.

Just Giving

Click the button below to donate to Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust Charitable Fund.

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Contact us!

Yvonne Carter 

Charities Support Officer

Tel: 01245 514559

Email: Yvonne.carter@meht.nhs.uk

Charlotte Jefcoate -
Fundraising Co-ordinator

Tel: 01245 514860

Email: charlotte.jefcoate@meht.nhs.uk

Lauren Nash - Communications / Charities Officer 

Tel: 01245 514460

Email: Lauren.Nash@meht.nhs.uk

Contact Fundraising @ Our Charity

Email: fundraising@meht.nhs.uk

Some of our Charities here at Mid Essex Hospitals:
Friends at Broomfield

Volunteers from the Friends at Broomfield Hospital have been giving vital help and making life better for patients of all ages, as well as for staff and visitors at the hospital, for more than 60 years.

Please see here for Friends of Braintree Community Hospital

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Childrens Burns Club

The club offers support to young burn survivors and their families to help them come to terms with burn trauma and altered body image.

We organise fun activities including residential camps, days out, workshops, parties and encourage the benefits of peer support amongst members.


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Out to Africa

The Out to Africa charitable project was initiated by Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Tom Browne and the overall aim is to link as many people and departments within Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust, with their peers at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia.