Funded Projects 

Thanks to our incredible supporters we’ve been able to fund many charitable projects that have greatly enhanced the experience for patients and their families at our hospitals. Take a look at some of our recently funded projects to see the difference this has made.

Mirrors for Laryngectomy patients

£100

Thanks to a donation from a previous laryngectomy patient, we’ve been able to purchase of a number of patient mirrors for Ward 3 at Royal Preston Hospital, so our laryngectomy patients are able to care for and clean their Laryngectomees. This is a vital part of their recovery and patients can not be discharged until they can complete this.

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New lease of life for patients thanks to Kidney Beam App

£3477

Thanks to charitable donations, we’ve been able to fund iPads for our Renal Department to use across seven dialysis units to allow patients receiving dialysis the opportunity to benefit from the Kidney Beam digital health and wellbeing resource.

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Wall art funded to help improve experience for Paediatric Patients in Main Theatre department 

£2358

Thanks to charitable donations we have been able to support improvements to the main theatre department at Royal Preston Hospital which aims to ensure young patients have additional support when visiting the department. 

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Self Harm kits funded by charity to support Paediatric patients

£100

Aimed at supporting paediatric patients who present to health professionals in mental health crisis or struggling with their mental health, these kits are provided whilst patients are being cared for in hospital but are also intended as an added level of support when they are discharged, aiding recovery, and aiming to prevent future hospital admissions. 

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Charity delighted to fund Butterfly IQ handheld ultrasound scanners

£9807

Made possible by charitable funding, the equipment represents a groundbreaking advancement in medical technology. The handheld ultrasound device offers unparalleled accessibility and versatility at the bedside, particularly for cardiology patients. 

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LTH Charity proud to unveil new Gift of Life Butterfly sculpture at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

Gift of Life butterfly sculpture unveiled at the new memorial garden at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, designed as a lasting tribute to those who have given the gift of life.

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Refurbishment of Ward 8 Parent’s Room at Royal Preston Hospital

£10,552

Our charity was delighted to help fund the refurbishment of the  parents’ room adjoining Ward 8 – the Children’s Ward – at the Royal Preston Hospital. The room has been designed and furnished to provide parents with a break-out zone where they can take some time for themselves in a relaxing and calm environment during their child’s time on the Children’s Ward.

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LTH Charity delighted to celebrate our community of hospital volunteers through Volunteer Luncheon

Luncheon funded as a huge thank you to every volunteer who helps to offer vital support which helps ensure patients and visitors receive the best possible experience at our hospitals and services. There are over 380 volunteers registered across our trust and we are forever grateful for the generosity, kindness and passion they offer to our hospital community.

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Transformation of Paediatric waiting area in Orthopaedic Fracture Clinic at Royal Preston Hospital

£160

We are delighted to showcase the fantastic changes to the Orthopaedic fracture clinic waiting area at Royal Preston Hospital, which have taken place thanks to generous charity donations.

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New soft call buzzers ensures highest patient safety

£1,624

Thanks to generous donations to our hospital charity, MND patients at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals now have access to soft call buzzers which enable patients with minimal or no hand function to call for assistance, often when they are also unable to verbalise.

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Staff areas of Ward 23 at Royal Preston Hospital have been transformed

£5,000

LTH Charity is delighted to showcase the transformation of Ward 23 staff areas a Royal Preston Hospital. With refreshed spaces for staff to take a break, this project has been a much needed morale boost following the extraordinary pressures the ward faced during the pandemic.

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New benches added to garden in Ward 2a

£1,580

We were delighted fund four new benches which have been added to the calm and reflective garden in Ward 2a Neurosurgery at Royal Preston Hospital. The new additions have made encouraged patients and staff to spend time in the beautiful garden they have access to.

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New gym equipment at Royal Preston Hospital to aid patient recovery

£15,228

Thanks in part to a grant from NHS Charities Together, LTH Charity has been able to fund new gym equipment at the Royal Preston Hospital which will to help enhance patient experience and outcomes when rehabilitating from traumatic injury, surgery or ill-health, including COVID-19.

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New Memorial Garden at Royal Preston Hospital to honour Organ Donors and those who lost their lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic

LTH Charity are proud to help facilitate the opening of a Memorial garden at Royal Preston Hospital which will offer a place to commemorate, celebrate and aid contemplation. 

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LTH Charity proud to have supported the creation of Chorley Memorial Garden which will serve as a lasting tribute

This important project will ensure we remember not only those who were sadly lost during the pandemic, but also those who have given the precious gift of life, highlighting the importance of organ and tissue donation across the region. 

 

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LTH Charity funds the addition of a stair trainer to benefit the rehabilitation of patients at Finney House (Community Healthcare Hub) 

£5,395

LTH Charity are proud to have funded the addition of a stair trainer which will ensure successful discharges are achieved in a less daunting manner and with limited risk to patients and staff.

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Waiting areas of Core Therapies department at Royal Preston Hospital given a new lease of life 

£827

A mounted TV, toys, and child friendly furniture at the cost of £827, are all new additions which will help to make important visits to hospital engaging and a little less intimidating. 

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LCD tablets and iPads improve communication for MND patients

£468

Thanks to charitable donations, the Charity has purchased ten LCD colour writing pads, at a cost of £468, and two additional iPads, which can be used by patients being cared for by the specialist MND team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

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LTH Charity funds mobility equipment to improve patient experience and flow

£527

LTH Charity has funded specialist equipment to allow more patients with a wider range of mobility issues to be discharged safely through the Discharge Lounge.

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Rehabilitation chairs will assist recovery of Critical Care Patients

£12,312

Six specialist therapy chairs, which will assist the recovery of patients in the Critical Care Unit (CrCU) at RPH, have been funded by LTH Charity at a cost of £12,312.

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Charity funds iPads to entertain and distract children undergoing procedures in Clinic

Charity funds iPads to entertain and distract children undergoing procedures in Clinic

£1,104

Children attending the Children’s Outpatients Clinic at RPH will now be able to enjoy two brand new iPads funded by LTHC, with a generous donation from a local business, and at a cost of £1,104.

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Themed ceiling tiles in Royal Preston Hospital’s Children’s Outpatient Clinic installed thanks to charitable funds

£6587.77

Rockets, spaceships and an array of stars and planets make up the intergalactic theme of LED ceiling panels, which have been installed in three treatment rooms to distract youngsters undergoing clinical procedures such as blood, skin prick and other potentially painful tests whilst attending appointments at the Royal Preston Hospital.

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Event provides valuable information to kidney disease patients

Event provides valuable information to kidney disease patients

A Kidney Choices Information Day, hosted by the Renal team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and sponsored by Lancashire Teaching Hospital’s Charity, was attended by 50 patients from across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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LTH Charity are thrilled to celebrate the major makeover of Charters Restaurant which was made possible through charitable funds  

£139,900

Updates to Charters Restaurant located at Royal Preston have been made with the help of LTH Charity and NHS Charities Together, and offers modern and relaxing spaces which centre around staff well-being.

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Refreshed Break Rooms offer comfort and relaxation spaces for colleagues 

£28,800

Three staff break areas at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have been given a new lease of life through the ‘Break Room Refresh Campaign.’ 

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Mirror Cards to help check for pressure ulcers

Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity funds equipment to prevent pressure ulcers

£2,430

Lancashire Teaching Hospital Charity has funded 2,500 innovative mirrored cards which will help prevent pressure ulcer sores in patients across the Trust at a cost of £2,430.

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Butterfly bags for bereaved families of patients

£817

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity has funded symbolic purple butterfly bags for the bereaved families of patients at the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust.  The bags can be used by families to take home their loved one’s belongings following their passing. 

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Crafts help dementia patients with anxiety

£247

A variety of craft materials which can be used by dementia patients at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals have been funded by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity at a cost of £247. 

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Equipment assists elderly patients with mobility and rehabilitation

£7,792

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity has funded specialist recliner chairs and mobilising equipment for patients in Ward 17 which cares for elderly patients, many of whom require assistance with their mobility.

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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals study to support families bereaved by Motor Neurone Disease

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity has received funding to run a study at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to help support families who have lost relatives to Motor Neurone Disease.

 

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Bereavement cards gesture is appreciated by families of MND patients

£66

Bereavement cards for the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to send to the families of patients who have passed away from the disease, have been funded by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity.

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New facilities to comfort grieving families

£7,388

The Mortuary viewing rooms hadn’t been updated for some time, they were tired and uncomfortable.  Thanks to the help of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, the spaces have been transformed with beautiful wall murals at a cost of £7,388.

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Music Therapy Relaxes Theatre Patients in Chorley

£218

Our Hospital Charity has funded 13 portable speakers for the Theatres at Chorley & South Ribble Hospital, so that relaxing music can be played during procedures.

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Magnetic Poppies support care of Armed Forces patients

£870

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is introducing a new initiative which aims to ensure that patients who are currently serving in the UK Armed Forces and Veterans, are offered the specific care and support they need.

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New training screen for Endoscopy at Chorley & South Ribble Hospital

£1,200

Clinical staff in the Endoscopy unit at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital are benefitting from new training equipment with the use of a huge 55-inch mobile screen, funded by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity.

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New patient and relatives room for Chorley Cardiac Unit

£17,000

A new multi-purpose room for patients and their relatives has been created in the Cardiac Unit at Chorley and South Ribble District Hospital, funded with £17,000 from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, including a £10,000 grant from NHS Charities Together.

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New radios support patient wellbeing

£322.80

The Avondale Ward at Royal Preston Hospital has received ten bluetooth radios funded by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity. The radios, for each bay in the ward, help keep patients entertained throughout their stay.

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Neurology research project

A research project aimed at helping children and young people with neuromuscular conditions be more active has been supported by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity.

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State-of-the-art gym and rehab equipment aids patient recovery

£21,042

New state of the art gym and rehabilitation improvements at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital have been funded by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity, thanks in part to a grant from NHS Charities Together. 

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Greater independence for Motor Neurone Disease patients with state of-the-art equipment

£17,000.00

Specialist equipment which will offer Motor Neurone Disease (MND) patients in our area more independence, confidence and control during their illness, has been funded by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity.

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Staff with rehab activities

Rehab resources for Critical Care patients

£120.00

The Critical Care Therapy team at Royal Preston Hospital now have a whole host of games and activities to help patients rehabilitating after spending time in the Critical Care unit. The resources were funded by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity at a cost of £120 and include dominoes, playing cards, bean bags, spine balls, colouring books and pencils, a tablet holder and even Connect 4!

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motivational stickers

Motivational stickers are a hit with children’s clinics

£88.92

The stickers help encourage the children to interact with the staff who check their height, weight and blood pressure, and with the consultant when they’re having an examination.

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Memorial Garden at Royal Preston Hospital for bereaved families is progressing at pace

Memorial gardens with a vision to provide a lasting legacy to lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those who have generously given the gift of life to others, are progressing at pace.

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gaming-carts-in-the-children's-services

It’s game on for young patients thanks to our Children’s Appeal

£3,600

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful supporters, we’ve been able to introduce two new gaming carts to our Children’s Services.

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Digitalising & Improving Pain Management Services

£3,733.20

A grant from NHS Charities Together has allowed Pain Management Services and its patients to benefit from the digitalisation of the department, including improvements made to its group room, the Ashton Suite.

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Special Care Dentistry Pain Relief Wand

£4,152.48

Dentistry patients will now be able to access care in dental services without the anxiety associated with conventional local anaesthetic delivery techniques or the need of additional methods of pain control, thanks to the new Pain Relief Wand.

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Sensory Voyager Machines

£10,652.76

Our young patients will benefit from two new Sensory Voyager machines helping to calm and distract children who are undergoing or awaiting treatment by diverting their attention through visual, sound, and touch-based stimulation activities.

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Dementia Resource Corridor

£4,390

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful supporters, we’ve been able to fund a new Dementia Resource Corridor at Royal Preston Hospital.

The new corridor aims to promote dementia awareness and features a range of resources for staff members and people affected by dementia to learn about the disease and strategies to enable people to live well.

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VI Activity Boxes

£3,042

We’ve funded VI activity boxes for inpatients across every ward at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals. Our Patient Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team worked closely alongside Galloways, RNIB and the Blind Society to give a special focus on patients who are visually impaired or are blind.

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Fold-away guest beds

£7,745

The 18 fold-away guest beds will allow family members with a loved one receiving end-of-life care to stay overnight. In addition to the guest beds, our hospital charity has also funded 30 aromatherapy diffusers to allow relatives and their loved ones to spend time together in a calming and peaceful environment. 

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Ultrasound bladder scanner

£7,421

The new bladder scanner will help staff in our Gynaecology department care for patients in the most efficient way by reducing initial waiting times and in some cases, prevent patients from undergoing more invasive procedures.

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Proning System 

£1,250

A new ‘proning system’ that helps COVID patients breathe and sleep more easily has been funded at Royal Preston Hospital in the fight against Covid-19.

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Sepsis lift wraps 

£310

New graphics raising awareness of sepsis have been installed at Royal Preston Hospital thanks to charitable donations.

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Enhancements to Critical Care Unit

£150,000 Appeal – complete! 

Thanks to charitable donations the new Critical Care Unit at the Royal Preston Hospital opened with a full range of additional features that greatly enhance the experience of patients and their families.

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Microsystem Coaching Academy

£29,800

The Microsystem Coaching Academy provides staff with the skills to make local improvements within the organisation that have direct impacts on patient care and staff wellbeing

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Medical Equipment being used in an Operating Theatre

Polecam Medical Rig

£26,958

The Polecam’s unique ‘birds eye view’ allows the videographer to capture an uninterrupted focal view of surgical procedures, without disturbing the surgeon or interfering with the surgical environment.

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Little Journey App 

£240

The Little Journey app is designed to help put children at ease before they come into hospital by giving them a little more information on what to expect.

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