Project information

Bringing Christmas into Hospital

Bringing Christmas to patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals. Providing toys for children, hampers for staff to share with patients, funding Christmas trees around the sites and providing free parking and television on the big day itself.

3 months

Charity information: University Hospitals Birmingham Charity

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  • Need

    Need

    200,000 patients will visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals over the Christmas period with over 2,000 patients being unable to get home for Christmas Day.

    Christmas can be a difficult time in itself and patients often feel lonely at this festive time of year.

    Solution

    The hospital charity will support patients in hospital at Christmas by providing the following:

    -A festive hamper for patients and staff to share over the festive period
    -Free parking on Christmas Day for friends and families
    -Free TV for patients on Christmas Day
    -Christmas trees around the hospital
    -Gifts for children and young people

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Nobody wants to be in hospital at Christmas. Help create good memories for patients & families.


    Activities

    » Providing hampers for staff to share with patients on Christmas Day, creating a sense of belonging.
    » Providing gifts for children over the Christmas period, making them feel extra special.
    » Providing Christmas Trees around the hospital to help bring about some Christmas cheer.
    » Providing the funding for TV cards and Car Parking on Christmas Day. It's sometimes the small things that show people we care.

    What success will look like

    Success will be patients and families feeling extra cared for across the hospital sites, enabling positive memories to be created at such a difficult time.


  • Impact

    Impact

    This project will enable patients and their families to feel cared for over the Christmas period. Over 200,000 patients will visit the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull Hospitals over the Christmas period with over 2000 inpatients on Christmas Day itself. This project will positively enhance the lives of these patients as well as staff working over the Christmas period making what could be a negative experience into the best possible one.

    Risk

    A downturn in the economic climate could potentially risk the funding for this project. As such the Christmas project will be funded in a number of ways so is, therefore, not reliant on one. The charity will be working with corporate and community organisations, hold events and engage with individual donors,

    Reporting

    The campaign will have a high profile on the charity's social media avenues as well as major donors being updated personally as the project progresses.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £67,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £20,000 Hampers Providing hampers for staff to share with hampers
      £15,000 Gifts Providing gifts for children visiting or staying in hospital over Christmas.
      £14,000 TV cards Providing TV cards for patients to use on Christmas Day
      £10,000 Christmas Trees Placing Christmas trees across the hospitals
      £8,000 Car Parking Paying for the car parking fees over the Christmas period
  • Background

    Location

    This project will be carried out across 4 hospitals - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Good Hope Hospital. Run by the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust they serve one of the largest and most diverse communities within the UK.

    Beneficiaries

    The project will benefit those who are in need of hospital care over the Christmas period. This will include all ages from tiny babies in the neonatal departments to our older patients on the elderly care wards. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital also treats all the UK's military who are ill or injured.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The hospital charity is the official charity supporting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Solihull Hospital and Good Hope Hospital.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Sophie Carroll

    Sophie is Fundraising Officer at the charity and has successfully run this campaign for one hospital so is best placed to expand its benefits to four

£15

£15 will pay for a gift for a child in hospital at Christmas

“We really enjoy sharing the Christmas hampers with patients and families on the ward. It brings people together. Whilst everybody wishes they could be at home with their families over the festive season it is not always feasible which is why this campaign is so important."

Andrea, Ward Manager, Oncololgy