Project information

Make it Better

Make It Better - the latest fundraising appeal from The Children's Hospital Charity - aims to raise £20M towards the planned £40M transformation of The Children's Hospital in Sheffield.

September 2012 - September 2015

Charity information: The Children's Hospital Charity

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  • Need

    Need

    The Children's Hospital, Sheffield is an extraordinary place. We are one of only four of our kind in the UK, providing specialist services just for kids.
    BUT WE NEED MORE SPACE.

    Last year, the hospital saw over 245,000 patient appointments from all over the country and beyond.
    WE DID THIS WITH LESS THAN HALF THE SPACE PER CHILD THAN RECOMMENDED FOR A MODERN HOSPITAL.

    Many of our inpatient wards were built in the 1960's - they are inconvenient, cramped and increasingly outdated.

    Solution

    The transformation will include a new three floor block housing 48 single en-suite rooms and 6 special bays providing privacy and dignity for our patients. There will be a new Outpatients department key departments moved closer together so the hospital will be much easier to get around. A drop off point and priority parking will make arriving at the hospital less stressful. A huge play tower with fun space on every floor, new garden spaces and artwork throughout.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To make an extraordinary hospital, even better

    Activities

    » Raise £20M over the next three years towards the £40M transformation of the hospital

    Raising the full £20M - this will enable the charity funded elements to go ahead.


    Aim 2

    To provide a world-class environment

    Activities

    » The £20M raised by the charity will specifically fund: Single en-suite rooms Specialist medical equipment Play Tower Garden Spaces Artwork

    Every patient will have the space, peace, privacy and dignity they deserve when staying in hospital.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Patients and their families will be treated in a modern, child-friendly environment.
    Staff will have the space they need to give a more flexible, convenient and comfortable service.
    Our hospital will be secured for future generations.
    Our hospital will stay at the very forefront of paediatric care.

    Risk

    Risks have been identified and appropriate procedures put in place.

    Reporting

    Donors will receive an initial thank you letter, followed by periodic updates via our newsletter - 'Bear Facts'.
    Donors can receive email reports.
    The website is updated regularly.
    Regular posts appear on FaceBook and Twitter.
    There will be opportunities for donors to visit.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000,000 Room and Building Enhancements Enhancements to the project that will make the building a state-of-the-art facility
      £10,000,000 Medical Equipment and Artfelt Specialist medical equipment and environment enhancements incl. new garden spaces/artwork/playtower

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Individual, Corporate, Community, Trust income £973,704 Guaranteed
    Naming Rights £1,465,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    The Children's Hospital is situated in the S10 area of Sheffield.

    Beneficiaries

    Last year, The Children's Hospital treated over 44,000 individual children from Sheffield, over 17,000 from our region, and over 1,000 from the rest of the UK and abroad. The hospital provided support, where needed, to the families of every patient.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Children's Hospital Charity exists to support and enhance the services of Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Hundreds!

    This is a £20M fundraising appeal - there will be countless people who will make this project a success.

    Avanti

    Avanti are the architects for the project - further details on them and this project can be found at http://www.avantiarchitects.co.uk/#/proj_102.

    John Petty

    Overall Project Manager

Transformation Fly-Through

£1000

Will pay for a parent bed in one bedroom