"Your Hospital Your Charity" launches at Mile End

19 Nov 2019

Following the success of Newham and Whipps Cross Hospital, today saw the next in our series of exciting fundraising launches across the Barts Health NHS Trust hospitals, this time at Mile End Hospital. 

Staff from across the hospital and the Trust gathered to join us the ribbon cutting and the unveiling of bright new posters featuring the amazing staff at Mile End Hospital. 

The official charity for Mile End Hospital

As the dedicated charity for Mile End Hospital and all those in the Barts Health NHS Trust, we are continually working to support amazing patient care, through funding projects that have real impact. We fund new equipment and research as well as smaller initiatives that make a big difference to staff and patients. Our funding at Mile End Hospital has included equipping and refurbishing a hydrotherapy pool, video therapy for families of children with communication difficulties and resources for dietitians.

By raising more donations we can do even more to benefit patients and staff in hospital. All the funds raised at Mile End will be spent at Mile End.

What's new?

There are now bright and colourful posters around the site featuring Mile End staff that are passionate about what they do.

Jackie Sullivan, CEO of Mile End Hospital, said "Patients often ask how they can give back to the hospital when they are grateful for care or services that we provide, and there are now three tap-to-donate sites around the hospital. I would really encourage our staff to spread the word because this is a really good cause."

Anybody wishing to give back for the amazing care they've received, and support us, can use the new tap-to-donate machines which can be found:

  • In the main reception
  • In the Restaurant 
  • In the Café 

Since first launching our new fundraising drive a few months ago, we've had over £1,000 of contactless donations at Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals, including a very generous £200 donation from one grateful patient.

A celebration of fundraising

At the launch our CEO, Fiona Miller Smith, was joined by heads of the Trust and Mile End Hospital; Alwen Williams, Jackie Sullivan, Neil Ashman and Helen Byrne. We also had special appearances from some of the amazing staff who appear on our new posters - Zen, Toyin and Charlotte.

Here, Jackie talks about working with Barts Charity to keep making improvements that have a big impact at Mile End Hospital.

A huge thanks to all our fantastic models: Zen Marimba, Toyin Adeoshun, Charlotte Read, Sam Lightfoot and Adam Freezer.

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