We funded a programme of measures to reduce falls and prevent harm at UCLH through evidence based interventions such as anti-slip slippers, environmental changes and encouraging patients to “call not fall” – which is part of a wider campaign to encourage patients to ask for help.
We built the UK’s first purpose-designed patient hotel so that ambulatory patients can receive treatment in the day without the need to take up a hospital bed. The hotel is adapted around the needs of the patients and is conveniently located near the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre.
We funded a pilot programme to extend genetic testing for ovarian cancer patients to identify if further family members are at risk of developing the disease. Previously, genetic testing for the cancer susceptible gene, BRCA, was offered only to patients who have family history of the disease.