If you would like to make a donation towards a piece of equipment or purchase an item from our Paediatric Play Team Wishlist, please see the information below:
How you can help us!
Each year, we have a capital bids programme where we prioritise the pieces of medical equipment to be purchased or replaced. Inevitably the NHS budget can only stretch so far, so those items that almost made the cut will have to wait for the next year.
Would you like to help us get these items sooner?
Working with teams from across the hospitals, we’ve created a list of some of the items that we have been unable to purchase, which we have shared on our website. It is here that you will be able to see which of the items have been purchased already or partially funded, and you will be able to make a contribution, however big or small, or even purchase an item outright if you wish!
One of the benefits of doing this means that under charity legislation these items do not incur VAT if bought by charitable funds.
Cube Bone Saw
This new generation Cube Bone Saw will bring great benefits for patients and clinicians.
iCare Portable Tonometer
This Tonometer will enhance the experience for both patients and clinicians by taking measurements within 0.1 seconds and with minimal impact.
Reclining chairs will offer comfortable seating for birthing partners.
The FeNO Machine will help us to establish a much-needed enhanced Asthma service for patients.
TV for staff training
A wall-mounted TV and stand will be used in the doctor’s office for handovers, teaching, team meetings and cancer MDTs.
£50.67 - £99.95
A TENs Machine uses electrical pulses to block pain signals from reaching your brain and stimulates your body to release endorphins. It helps you to feel in control of your labour, reduces anxious feelings and offers a distraction from contractions.
A new arthroscope would allow our orthopaedic surgeons the ‘best in class’ imaging and picture quality during surgery. Enabling them to treat patients in the safest and most effective manner possible.
This will allow the department to have access to their own scanner, allowing patients to have their scanners in a timelier manner.
Automated BP with ear thermometer, HR / oxygen saturation and temperature check
Welch Allyn- BP with HR / oxygen saturation and temperature check will be used in diagnostic clinics for routine vitals checks, as this is often required when escalating clinical and medical patients review on the day of their follow-up, if needed with clinicians.
The brass lift will enable patients to be lifted safely when an injury is suspected, and a hoist cannot be used.
A new gantry is required to support patients who have fallen.
Give a Child a Wishlist Gift
How you can help
Our team at St. Peter’s hospital has created a carefully thought out Wish List of toys that will distract and amuse children while they wait to get better and return home.
If you would like to help visit our Amazon Wish List page.
The wish list has been our lifeline for all the everyday resources as over the past few years we have received a few thousand pounds worth of donations: toys, crafts, dvds, games, game consoles, kindles, etc. and as Amazon have now changed the settings and no donations have been made over last few months, we have been short of resources to the point that we have almost no stickers or presents left that are usually given for little achievements.
Parents have appreciated donating in this particular way for a few reasons: there is a selection of toys, crafts, equipment, stickers or games that they can choose from and often decide to buy something that their children would like to play with, also, it is a direct donation of an actual product so there is a certainty that the playroom will receive a product rather than an amount of money that could be spent on something different. It is a very practical approach.
All donations are directly delivered to the playroom and available to patients immediately. It has been possible to keep a good selection of little gifts for treatments, blood tests, taking medicine, injections, etc. There has been a great selection of games, toys, crafts or entertainment such as Xbox games, tablets etc. which make hospital stays so much more pleasant, especially the longer stays away from friends, family and school. If anybody wishes to donate, they can access the wish list by clicking on the link and choose an item for as little as £1.
Play Team Co-ordinator
Visiting our Hospitals
If your child has to go in to hospital we appreciate that both parents and their child may feel apprehensive.
To give reassurance we have created these video clips that explain what happens in our children’s ward and the process of having an operation.