County Hospital Appeal nears half a million pounds

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UHNM Charity is more than three quarters of the way to meeting the County Hospital Fundraising Appeal target of £600,000. To date donations have created safe, comforting and stimulating ward environments for vulnerable patients, including those with dementia, and developed the outpatients unit which is used by more than 125,000 patients a year.

Adela Appleby, Head of UHNM Charity, said: “The refurbishment of the clinical areas at County Hospital has changed the look and feel of the hospital beyond recognition. Some of the facilities at the hospital are now the envy of the NHS and bringing real benefits to patients. What we want to do is transform the patient experience on top of the clinical care that people receive.

“We’ve identified a number of areas where patients could really benefit from charitable funds. We are now fundraising for a large courtyard garden for patients, with cancer and blood disorders, to enjoy, as well as a quiet facility where families can wait when a loved one has had an accident, or is seriously ill, and rushed to hospital, or, if needed, a place where they can stay with a loved one who has died – close to the doctors and nurses who can support them. We think we can make a real difference”

The appeal is now just £125,000 short of the target and has been boosted by recent fundraising by a doctor who ran the London Marathon.

Adela said: “Raising nearly half a million pounds is already a fantastic achievement by the community in Stafford and our staff here at UHNM. I would love to hear from anyone who wants to support this special appeal.”

If you have been inspired to fundraise for UHNM Charity visit for more information or call 01782 676444 to speak to one of the UHNM Charity team.

Every year more than one million seriously ill children and adults are cared for by University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust. UHNM Charity makes things better for patients, their families and the staff who care for them, by funding state of the art equipment, new facilities, innovative research and all the important extras that make care so special.