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.