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Cleft breastpump donation

Cleft fundraising buys new breastfeeding pumps and bottles

Parents Stuart and Carol Gosling have funded five new breast pumps and bottles for children born with cleft lip and palate. 

Art Fund Essex hospital tour

Art Fund Essex enjoy hospital tour 

Art Fund Essex visited the hospital to enjoy a tour of our public artwork led by Tim Ward, the man responsible for the commissioning the artists.

Open Gardens Event 29 June 2019

Glorious Open Gardens are a sun-filled success

Broomfield Hospital’s Open Gardens has been hailed a success as the public were given guided tours of the grounds for the very first time. 

Made it to Brighton Louise Carol Matt Barry Andy

Broomfield to Bournemouth cycle raises thousands for BRA 

Consultant plastic surgeon Mat Griffiths and his patients Louise Quinn and Carol Palmer pedalled an incredible 197 miles over two days from Broomfield Hospital to Bournemouth to raise money for Mid Essex Hospitals Charity’s Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) fund.

ED golf day
Golfers get into the swing for Emergency Department

A golf day organised by clinical site coordinator Graeme Aitken in aid of the Emergency Department has raised over £2,000.

Chelmsford RFC

Chelmsford RFC pack down for Phoenix ward

Chelmsford rugby club raised a superb £2,300 by holding a charity rugby match in aid of Phoenix ward.

Hospitals Nuclear Challenge

NHS fundraisers get muddy for money

Teams from Mid Essex, Southend and Basildon hospitals joined together to complete a gruelling obstacle course to raise money for the hospitals’ charities.

Chelmsford Community Transport minibus launch

Patient transport gets an upgrade in mid and south Essex

A new partnership has been launched between Chelmsford Community Transport and Mid and South Essex Hospitals to improve access to services for patients and carers.

Shai's Smile donation

Shai’s Smile make inspiring £8,000 donation to Phoenix ward

Phoenix ward were the grateful recipients of an amazing £8,000 donation from charity Shai’s Smile.

Mayor cheque presentation

Mayor of Chelmsford makes magnificent donation to dementia project

The Mayor of Chelmsford presented a cheque for over £87,000 in aid of MEHT’s dementia project and Kids Inspire to conclude her year of fundraising for the two charities. 

Burnham rugby juniors

Burnham rugby juniors run wild for Broomfield

Burnham-on-Crouch rugby club’s under-10s are no strangers to mud and it showed as they conquered the Nuclear Races Rookie Rush obstacle course to raise money for the hospital’s chemotherapy unit. 

Blossom suite - Stacey, Tabitha and Emma

Emma and Stacey’s fantastic fun day raises fortune for Blossom suite

Mums Emma Wiles and Stacey Alliston raised over £2,900 for Broomfield Hospital’s Blossom suite after organising a hugely successful fun day in memory of their daughters Isla and Lois.

Friends robot

Friends at Broomfield donate £50k to robot appeal

The Friends at Broomfield have donated a magnificent £50,000 to the robotic surgery appeal.

Out to Africa team bring modern surgical training to Zambia

Out to Africa team bring modern surgical training to Zambia 

The Out to Africa team, led by surgeon Tom Browne, have returned from their latest teaching trip to Lusaka, Zambia

Feering Ward

Fund of the month Feering feeling flush 

Feering ward opened in April and was also our first fund of the month.

Charity Easter Bake Off

Cake queen Kate wins Broomfield bake off 

Congratulations to Kate Kerly who was crowned the winner of the 2019 Broomfield Charity Bake Off.

Easter Egg donation

Eggceptional work from our Easter donors 

Easter weekend was eggceptional this year as we received a mountain of chocolate eggs for patients and staff.

Essex Police Cheque

Police recruits raise over £2,400 for robotic surgery appeal

New Essex police officers raised £2,413 for MEHT’s robotic surgery appeal after organising a series of charity events during their training.

School choir competition

St Mary’s Shenfield triumph at charity choir competition

St Mary’s School from Shenfield were crowned champions as the annual Chelmsford and District Primary Schools Choir Competition reached an exciting finale.

Mayor's Quiz

Mayor’s charity quiz night raises £1,300

The Mayor of Chelmsford’s charity quiz night raised over £1,300 for Mid Essex Hospitals’ Dementia Project and Kids Inspire.

Jelly Cat

Generous Jellycat donate to Wizard

Wizard ward were the grateful recipients of a special donation from soft toy company Jellycat.

Matron Joyce McIntosh, Gallery owner Louise Poulton and her grandson McKenzie

Gallery owner donates to Neonatal 

Gallery owner Louise Poulton visited Neonatal to present a cheque for £1,000.

The Rotary Club of Chelmer Bridge with Neonatal matron Joyce McIntosh

Fantastic Rotary fundraising buys new monitors for Neonatal 

Fundraising by the Rotary Club of Chelmer Bridge has paid for two new monitors for Broomfield Hospital’s Neonatal ward costing £5,000.

Chocolate tombola 14-2-19

Tasty tombola raises £200

Mid Essex Hospitals Charity raised £200 on Valentine’s Day by holding a chocolate tombola in the atrium. 

Bouygues donation at Children's Burns 14-2-19

Bouygues donate to Children’s Burns

Facilities managers Bouygues bounced into Children’s Burns to make a fantastic donation of £1,133 to the ward. 

Junior sister Ginny Howard

Ginny’s teddy tonic: Burns nurse hopes new bears will comfort children 

Children being treated for burns will soon have cuddly new friends to comfort them thanks to an initiative from nurse Ginny Howard.

Phoenix Rotary robot donation group shot

Rotary support Robot appeal

The Rotary Club of Chelmsford Phoenix made a special visit to Theatres to donate to the robotic surgery appeal. 

Tony and Sandra Riley donation 2

Chemotherapy Day Unit Bowled Over by Donation 

The members of Prittlewell Bowls Club in Southend have raised over £1,600 for Broomfield Hospital’s Chemotherapy unit.

Witham Lionesses knitting donation

Lionesses Knit for Neonatal 


The Witham and District Lionesses roared into Broomfield to donate a hamper of knitting to the Neonatal ward.

Gary Winter GICU donation 17-1-2019

Grateful Gary and Karla gift £1,200 to GICU

Former patient Gary Winter and his wife Karla returned to Broomfield to make a donation to the hospital’s General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) to say thank you for his life-saving treatment.