Above and Beyond Charities

Above and Beyond Charities

Charity information

Above and Beyond Charities

Above and Beyond Charities supports
all eight of the Hospitals within the United
Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust (UBHT) as
well as community health services
provided by local Primary Care Trusts.
The Hospitals contain many regional
referral units and clinical centres of
excellence caring for the health of
patients across Bristol and the Southwest.
The overriding aim of our Charity is to make a
difference to the lives of the thousands of patients,
visitors and staff who use the Hospitals each year
Projects we support fall into four broad categories:
• Enhancing the healing environment for patients
and staff – this support makes patients’ lives
more comfortable and includes such schemes
as refurbishing patient and visitor day rooms;
funding complementary therapies services;
and providing artwork to make the environment
within the Hospitals positive and stimulating.
• Funding Research – Last year the Charity
spent over £825,000 on funding research
within the Hospitals. Our Research
Foundation promotes good quality research,
encourages the aspirations of staff and
promotes training in order to help keep UBHT
at the forefront of Research.
• Supporting Staff development and training –
The training and staff development already
provided by UBHT is complemented by our
funding of courses and conferences.
• Funding Equipment that makes a real difference
to patient care – We fund equipment which can
mean that patients are often able to access
the latest technology much faster than would
otherwise have been the case.