University Hospitals Birmingham Charity

Bringing Christmas into Hospital

Bringing Christmas to patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals. Providing toys for children, hampers for staff to share with patients, funding Christmas trees around the sites and providing free parking and television on the big day itself.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1165716)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£20,000

Amount raised

£23,540

Donations

13

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • ‚ÄúWe really enjoy sharing the Christmas hampers with patients and families on the ward. It brings people together. Whilst everybody wishes they could be at home with their families over the festive season it is not always feasible which is why this campaign is so important."

    — Andrea, Ward Manager, Oncololgy

  • “We really enjoy sharing the Christmas hampers with patients and families on the ward. It brings people together. Whilst everybody wishes they could be at home with their families over the festive season it is not always feasible which is why this campaign is so important."

    — Andrea, Ward Manager, Oncololgy

Situation

200,000 patients will visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals over the Christmas period with over 2,000 patients being unable to get home for Christmas Day. Christmas can be a difficult time in itself and patients often feel lonely at this festive time of year.

Solution

The hospital charity will support patients in hospital at Christmas by providing the following: -A festive hamper for patients and staff to share over the festive period -Free parking on Christmas Day for friends and families -Free TV for patients on Christmas Day -Christmas trees around the hospital -Gifts for children and young people