Charity chiefs seek £50k urgent care hospital boost - The Evesham Observer

Charity chiefs seek £50k urgent care hospital boost

Evesham Editorial 3rd Jul, 2023   0

COUNTY hospital charity chiefs are calling on caring members of the community to help transform the experience of care for urgent and emergency care patients across Worcestershire.

Bosses at the Worcestershire Acute Hospital Charity are aiming to raise £50,000 to support improvements to patient care and experience as part of the new Urgent and Emergency Care development currently being built at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is transforming its urgent and emergency care services at the hospital through the relocation and expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department which will open later this year.

Plans also include a dedicated children’s emergency department, X-ray and other diagnostic facilities.

Sophie Burt, head of fund-raising at Worcestershire Acute Hospital Charity said: “As an NHS charity our aim is to provide those added extras that improve the environment and enhance patient care and outcomes.

“The Urgent and Emergency Care Appeal will fund projects including play equipment and artwork in the children’s waiting area and treatment rooms, entertainment systems for young adults, charging stations for patients, bespoke artwork throughout the department and enhancements to the mental health assessment rooms.”




“More than 150,000 patients a year access these services and so these enhancements will make a huge difference to their experience while they are in the department.”

Worcestershire businesses are also being offered the opportunity to sponsor a space on the Thank You Wall which will be displayed at the Urgent and Emergency Care Department.


Sophie added: “The expansion of urgent care facilities in the refurbished Aconbury East block at the hospital is at the heart of the Trust’s efforts to put patients first.

“As a charity we are so excited to launch the Worcestershire Urgent and Emergency Care Appeal and any donations our community are able to give will make a huge difference to patients needing urgent and emergency care in Worcestershire.”

Visit www.wahcharity.org/uecappeal for more.

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