Children's Heart Unit Fund

Children's Heart Unit Fund

Charity information

Children's Heart Unit Fund

The Children’s Heart Unit is one of only two centres in the UK offering paediatric heart transplant and provides almost HALF of the UK’s paediatric transplants. The Children’s Heart Unit is also the only service providing before birth care with seamless transition to adulthood.
Over 300 children each year are treated at the heart unit each year including 20 heart transplants and 7,000 outpatient appointments

CHUF was set up in 1983 and became a CIO in 2015

Founded 2015

  • Mission statement

    CHUF’s mission is to make lives better for children and young people who are born with or develop heart conditions by providing lifelong support to them and their families

  • Aims

    Children's Heart Unit Fund aims to:

    • 1) To promote the physical and mental health of patients and their families suffering from a. Congenital heart disease b. Heart disease acquired during childhood c. Pulmonary hypertension
    • To advance the education of the public of the conditions outlined in (1) a-d above in particular but not exclusively by the support of research and the dissemination of the useful results thereof.
  • Overview

    Established: March 2015

    Registered Charity Number: 1160831

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 0191 2813166

    Address: Nelson House , Fleming Business centre, Burdon Terrace ,Jesmond, Newcastle NE23AE

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