The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust General Charity is registered with the Charity Commission No: 1061384. The objectives are “For any charitable purpose and purposes relating to the National Heath Service wholly or mainly for the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.”
The Charity provides support to the Trust by assisting with the purchase of equipment, contributing towards staff education and development, improving staff facilities, providing resources to allow staff to undertake non-commercial research and educational activities etc.
Thanks to the generosity of former patients and their families we have been able to invest in equipment which will benefit other patients in our care as shown in the examples below.
How to donate
You can donate to the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust General Charity in several ways:
2. Post/Telephone - details below.
The Charitable Funds Department,
Exeter EX2 5DW
Tel: 01392 403761.
You can see what we have achieved in the last year in our Charity’s Annual Report and Accounts (year ended 31 March 2016) below:
How the Trust charity fund has been put to good use
Our Neonatal unit uses this resusitaire each month for training. Matron Julia Turner explains: “Exeter has become the course centre for Newborn Life Support Courses and we use this specialised equipment for valuable training of our staff.”
Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre invested in a special spinal bed for Durbin Ward. Matron Stephen Heath explains: “The Atlas bed with auto rotate is a specialist bed for spinal trauma patients providing greater comfort and support for the patient and safer easier handling for staff.”
Our breast care unit has a Cepheid Smartcycler. Consultant surgeon Mr Douglas Ferguson explains: “The sentinel lymph node biopsy service has been introduced nationally and is standard care within a breast cancer surgical service here at the RD&E. The Cepheid Smartcycler enables biopsies to be taken in theatre and tested immediately.”