We award grants to UCLH for specialist equipment so that our doctors have access to the latest technology and to provide the best treatment and diagnosis for our patients.
The environment also plays a part in enhancing recovery, so we regularly award grants to improve the surroundings and make the hospital more friendly and welcoming.
Surgical patients are admitted via the surgical admissions unit on the first floor of the UCLH podium, a facility that was originally designed as an outpatient clinic. A UCLH Charity grant will fund the refurbishment of the facility, to provide a calm, comfortable, relaxing environment for patients who are waiting for surgery. The redesign will include furnishing, artwork and decorative elements.
Every year we set aside a budget to fund arts and heritage projects around the hospital. The team organise frequent exhibitions which include a variety of artworks and photography, and patients are encouraged to get involved with creative workshops and events. The team is also increasing public engagement around the collections by making the archive and art catalogue publically available.
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.