Help Raise Money for Bristol City Centre Hospitals with a Vote for Above & Beyond in Our June Charity Poll

Posted on 26 May 2020 by Amy Jackson
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Above & Beyond are on a mission to make patient care the best it can be across hospitals in Bristol city centre. Their work helps to create welcoming environments, fund world class research, provide the latest technology, and to support the training and development of the hard working NHS staff. Each year, the charity raises over £3 million for Bristol city centre hospitals.


Supporting Local Hospitals

Above & Beyond raises money for hospitals within the University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW). In 2019, the Care Quality Commission ranked UH Bristol as ‘outstanding,’ making it only one of six trusts in the country to have this rating. The work of the charity and their loyal supporters ensures that UHBW are among the very best in the country. The hospitals supported by Above & Beyond are:

  • Bristol Royal Infirmary

  • Bristol Heart Institute

  • Bristol Haematology & Oncology Centre

  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

  • Bristol Eye Hospital

  • St Michael’s Hospital

  • Bristol Dental Hospital

  • South Bristol Community Hospital

  • Central Health Clinic


How Does Above & Beyond Make a Difference to Patient Care?

Thanks to the generosity of their supporters, Above & Beyond are available to invest in refurbishments, the latest technologies, and world class research - all in order to make a difference to the care of patients within the UHBW Trust.

Welcoming Environments: The hospital environments can have a major impact on how patients feel and on their recovery. Above & Beyond provide upgrades to existing spaces to create a calmer, more relaxed environment, as well as creating new spaces like private rooms and visitor lounges for patients and their families.

Research: An essential component when it comes to improving patient care, finding treatments and helping professionals to better understand diseases.

World-Class Facilities & Technology: The NHS generally can only afford to replace equipment every seven to ten years, however with constant advances in the world of technology this often means that equipment becomes outdated very quickly. Above & Beyond are there to fund purchases of the latest equipment, ensuring that patients are able to receive the best care and treatment.

Training & Development: The charity also supports the staff within UHBW, funding training, and development, along with celebrating successes and recognising excellence.

Recent Projects Funded by Above & Beyond

  • Specialist bras for women recovering from heart surgery at Bristol Heart Institute, which are designed to reduce the risk of infection and preserve patients’ dignity.

  • A new transportable sensory unit with calming lights and music for the cardiac ward at Bristol Children’s Hospital.

  • 4D scanners for St Michael’s Hospital, allowing babies to be operated on while still in the womb.

  • New chemotherapy and visitor chairs, enabling patients to be more comfortable while receiving treatment.

  • Innovative SAD light therapy for critically ill patients at Bristol Royal Infirmary.


Bristol City Centre Hospitals Appeal

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a huge amount of pressure on the NHS and its hard working staff, which is why Above & Beyond are currently raising funds to support the trust’s hospitals with their Bristol City Centre Hospitals Appeal. Donations will support the hospitals in any way they need, including funding research into the COVID-19 virus and supporting the emotional and physical wellbeing of NHS staff affected by the pandemic.

This June, we are delighted to be supporting Above & Beyond in our charity poll. Cast your vote for the charity today and help support Bristol city centre hospitals. You can find out more about the charity, their latest projects, and how to donate by visiting their website.

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