Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation
(Registered Charity No. 1073031)
The Charitable Foundation is a registered charity which raises money for major fundraising projects at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. It was established in 1998 by a group of local people who wanted to help fund buildings and equipment not provided by NHS funding.
£400,000 – Leukaemia Appeal
£450,000 – Building Blocks Appeal – for the Children’s Lighthouse Centre
£700,000 – Healing Hearts – for a new state-of-the-art heart monitoring system
£400,000 – Pinpoint Cancer Appeal – for image-guided radiotherapy equipment
£750,000 – Strokebusters Appeal – towards a gold-standard Stroke Unit
£750,000 – Bosom Pals Appeal – to buy two full field digital mammography machines
£500,000 – Bosom Pals Appeal On The Road – for digital equipment for the mobile screening vans situated across South Essex
The current Keyhole Cancer Appeal aims to raise £600,000 to buy a new state-of-the-art laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) theatre suite at the hospital. Surgeons will be able to perform the latest and most complex keyhole procedures for patients undergoing cancer and general surgery.
Chair – Mick Thwaites
Deputy Chair – John Harland
Treasurer – Nigel Gayner