An NHS charity’s appeal to fundraise for a state-of-the-art patient entertainment system has been buoyed by a donation from a modular construction company.
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund, which supports staff, patients and volunteers at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (ROH), received a £600 donation from ModuleCo Healthcare (MCH).
The company designs and builds fully-fitted, high quality healthcare buildings, which are produced using state of the art modular construction techniques and delivered in a matter of weeks.
Representatives from MCH visited the hospital to hand over the donation, which will help support a new Patient Entertainment System that will be installed in the coming months. The system will be available at every patient’s bedside and will allow them to, among other things, communicate with loved ones, listen to music and stream films and TV.
MCH is a long-term supporter of The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, having finished construction of a new state-of-the-art ward, theatre and recovery suite in December 2020.
The company also previously sponsored the ‘Clinical Achievement Award’ at the hospital’s Staff Awards ceremony in February 2020 and attended the ceremony to help cheer staff on.
Ali Gray, Fundraising Manager at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund, said: “We cannot thank MCH enough for supporting our Christmas Appeal. It’s been a challenging 12 months at ROH and for every other NHS Trust in the country. We, along with other NHS charities, really do need support more than ever.
“This donation has meant that the charity has now raised close to £7,000 towards the patient entertainment system, which will be vital in supporting patients through their recover after surgery. Corporate partnerships are very positive in fundraising and I am excited to continue working with MCH for many years to come.”
This amount is the highest The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund has ever raised in a Christmas Appeal, despite the cancellation of key fundraising events due to COVID-19. The appeal was created to help support patients and staff over a very difficult Christmas period, as well as to support the implementation of the entertainment system.
The project has been also heavily supported by NHS Charities Together, who wanted to support the trust’s vision for exemplary patient entertainment whilst in hospital.
Alan Wilson, Managing Director at MCH, said: “We’ve worked closely with ROH for a number of years now and have established a fantastic relationship with the team during that time.
“When we heard about the fundraising effort for the new patient entertainment system, we were keen to get involved and do as much as we could to help get closer to the target.
“We work with NHS Trusts up and down the country, so we know how tough the last year has been with the limitations on people getting out to take on typical fundraising activities. We’re thrilled that our contribution has helped and it’s clear that this new piece of equipment will be another great way to improve the patient experience.”
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Charitable Fund relies heavily on donations from corporate partners and sponsors, especially as events, a key stream of revenue for the charity, were cancelled throughout 2020.
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